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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 […]

iScrap App Creator Featured in Two Notable Publications, Including the NY Times

Rockaway, NJ – The iScrap App, a mobile and online directory to find scrap metal recycling locations and its creator, Tom Buechel has recently been featured in the three questions business section of the Star Ledger, a major NJ regional publication. He was also featured in the real estate section of the NY Times in […]

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, […]

Common Equipment At Scrap Yards

Scrapping is a labor-intensive job. When you begin to take apart your scrap metal and different materials at your shop or house, you know how many different tools are needed to get the job done. Even the simple task of taking apart a computer tower can take a few different tools. The same goes for […]

Scrapping Mini-Transformers

Power supplies

You don’t have to be an experiences scrapper to know where to find some mini-transformers you can scrap at your local scrap yard. Mini-transformers can be some good cash and the weight of them can add up quickly if you have enough. Got a box of wires in your house and don’t know what to […]

How Do You Scrap An Air Conditioner?

There are some different types of air conditioners that can be taken apart for scrap

One of the more common scrap items during the warmer months, air conditioners are very easy items to take apart for scrap metal inside but require some work. With a wide variety of materials like copper, electric motors, aluminum, and wire inside, any scrappers from beginner to advanced ones can benefit by taking apart an […]

Metal Monday: Tips On Separating Scrap Wires

Mixes of wire are common when you are working on jobsites and sometimes it is easier to sell the mixes as-is then it is to separate and sort them out. We talked to multiple scrappers who have done both sorting and separating and depending on what types of wires are mixed together you have to […]

Review of 2018 In Scrap & Outlook for 2019

As 2018 has 4 days left it is time to sit and think about what is to come- our hope is higher scrap prices. After seeing a roaring come back of copper and steel throughout different periods of 2018 we also saw large drops happen. With the markets reacting in 2018 largely due to the […]

Metal Monday: Difference Between Zinc & Tin

While looking similar…zinc and tin are two very different metals. Zinc is a metal that is used in many applications as an anti-rust method. You could hear of zinc plated wall studs…but the most common place that you will find zinc is right in your pocket. Pennies are made up of mostly zinc with a small […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]