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How Do You Get Paid for Scrap Metal?

We’ve all seen people at the grocery store bring bottles and cans to the recycle bin and get their money back. But what most people don’t know is that you can get paid for other types of recyclable materials – like scrap metal. You might be surprised to hear that the scrap metal industry is […]

9 Signs of a Sketchy Scrap Yard

If you’re a metal scrapper, then you know that finding a good scrap yard is key to making money. But not all scrap yards are created equal. Some scrap yards are downright sketchy, and it’s essential to be able to spot them before you waste your time (and energy) interacting with them. For decades, some […]

Full-Time Scrapping: Is It An Option For You?

With the job market in a frenzy after the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are left searching for ways to make ends meet. People were laid off, while others decided to walk away from unsatisfactory work situations.  Metal scrapping can be a great way to make extra cash. But can you make a living off of […]

How To Use the iScrap App

One of the most convenient ways to find local scrap yards and sellers is the iScrap app. It’s a free app available for both Android and Apple devices, and it’s used by many in the scrap industry. In this post, we’ll go over some of the basics of using the app. Whether you’re new to […]

How Do You Scrap A Refrigerator?

When you are looking for scrap items that can be taken apart, oftentimes, refrigerators are a common item that is easy to find. Whether someone is replacing their outdated one or their current one got busted. Many people just place their refrigerators on the curb in hopes that a scrapper or garbage man can pick […]

8 Most Common Places to Find Scrap Copper Wire

When you are scrapping different materials and items, you will often find scrap copper wire that can be removed from the equipment and separated to scrap later on. Whether you scrap your insulated copper by itself or take time to strip it, making sure to set it aside, as it can be valuable for your scrap […]

5 Essential Tools Every Scrapper Needs

When you are searching for scrap metal every day or working on large jobs on the go, it’s always important to have the right tools. Having the right tools can be the difference between wasting time and making a profit off materials. As you begin to scrap longer and understand what tools work best for […]

Using X-Rays for Scrapping Tips

brass keys are recyclable

So recently we came across a great deal of weird things that have been discovered through x-rays. Many of which can easily be scrapped or help you scrap once they have been removed from their x-ray owner. Please do not attempt any of this at home. If you ever have someone that has a pair […]

Metal Monday: Types of Nails & Screws

Recycling brass screws and nails for scrap metal

Many people have asked us about nail and screw recycling and we think that this is a great place to talk about it. Many times whether it is garage clean outs or just extra inventory from job sites it may seem tough to get rid of these nails…and it can be. Most nails/screws are generally […]

Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash

There are full-time scrappers, hard-core scrappers, part-timers, and those that grew up in the business and continued on the legacy. And then you have hobbyist scrappers: those who one day heard about this thing called scrap metal, decided to try their hand at it, and got addicted.  The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Maybe […]

iScrap App Creator Featured in Construction Industry Podcast Tech Tips Segment

Ontario, Canada – Tom Buechel, creator of the iScrap App, the leading mobile directory for scrap yard locations, has recently been featured in the “Tech Tips” segment of the Construction Industry Podcast. He spoke with host, Cesar Abeid about the great benefits that users can gain from the iScrap App by using it on the […]

Arthur Hill: A Secret Ship Graveyard

If you are looking for another adventurous place like 10 scrap graveyards we explored before, we have another eerie scene of a ship graveyard a bit closer to home in Staten Island, NY waters. Set in the waters that border New Jersey and Staten Island, a few dozen ships and boats can be found wrecked, […]