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Scrapping A Stainless Steel Sink

Taking out a stainless steel sink can be worth a good chunk of change at a scrap yard. When you are looking to make an extra buck on the stainless steel sin, be sure to remove the steel ring on the outside and drain from the bottom to make more money. Take a hammer and […]

What Scrap Metals Can Be Found In A Car?

Whether you are selling your whole car or you are taking it apart for scrap, it is important to know what materials and common scrap metals can be found inside the average vehicle. The iScrap App Team discusses some of the common metals and materials that are found within a car. Many people know that […]

6 Money-Making Tips for Organizing Your Scrap

bins are useful for separating your scrap

We always mentioned how important it is to separate your scrap metals before heading to the yard. We can’t stress that enough for many reasons. It makes the operation of unloading and weighing up easier, usually will make you more money by separating your metals, therefore you make more money! Win-win for everyone! Knowing Your […]

Metal Monday – Cast Aluminum Grills

BBQ grills that you can recycle

With the Fall here, we have to be on the lookout for a lot of items that are being scrapped from the summer months…like grills. Most grills are going to be one of three things: Non-Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel Cast Aluminum. Today we are going to go over the third, cast aluminum. A […]

Mannequin Challenge – Scrap Yard Style

We had to join the movement and try out the Mannequin Challenge here at the iScrap App and with our sister company, Rockaway Recycling. Check out the view of the trucks being dropped off, stripping copper wire in the shop, loading bailers, making phone calls, and the walkthrough. Be sure to share with your friends […]

Metal Monday: History of Copper

Copper is one of the oldest known elements to have been used for tools, trading, and decorative pieces. Dating back thousands of years you will be able to see copper used in multiple uses from trading coins to hunting tools. Today copper is found in almost every electronic that you see and is one of […]

Maximizing Your Scrap Metal Earnings

Learn how to make more money scrapping

Getting the most money from your scrap metal is one of the most important goals when you begin scrapping. Find the right resources and ways to maximize your scrap profits and you will be rolling in the scrap cash. If you are looking to become a full- or part-time scrapper, it is important to do […]

Is the Scrap Worth the Strip?

Stip wire thicker than a pencil

Many of our Scrapper Tips emails that go out have some great tips in them and are useful for every day scrapping and general knowledge of making more money on your scrap. The follow discusses whether the wire load you have is worth taking the time to strip it down to bare bright or #2 […]

Metal Monday: Really #1 Copper?

This copper fitting is recyclable

iScrappers…What’s Up!?!?! We want to talk about copper fittings today…we know we know that you have all seen many copper fittings in your day, but we want you to know that there is a new type out there that you need to watch out for. There are new “solder-less fittings,” that have rubber gaskets inside […]

Old Scrap vs. New Scrap

Generations of scrap do the same things but differently

No, we’re not talking about the age of scrappers, but the history of scrapping and scrap yards themselves. For those that have been scrapping for at least 10 years if not more, you know there have been some very significant and impacting changes within the industry. So to explain some of those changes we are […]

How to Negotiate Scrap Prices

Get better scrap prices

Trying to get the most money for scrap is like looking for the cheapest gas prices…you search around and sometimes you can find someone to work with that fits both of your needs really well. At the end of the day it all boils down to relationships and doing what is best for you. The […]

Recycling Today Cover Article

We are proud to announce that the creator of the iScrap App, Tom Buechel, has been spotlighted as the Cover Story in the December 2011 issue of Recycling Today. Recycling Today saw how Tom handled his scrap yard different from so many others and how he is incorporating technology into the scrap metal business unlike […]