How To Scrap Pewter & Where To Find It

Pewter is another alloy that is very strange and has all types of forms. Pewter can be made into dishes, bowls, silverware, but generally you will see pewter in decorative features. You won’t go to Walmart or Sears to buy silverware for your home made from pewter…but if you find it in scrap it could […]

Guide To Selling Scrap Carbide

If you are a full-time scrapper or a contractor you have most likely come across carbide scrap at some point in your career. Carbide is a unique scrap metal that is used in very specific industries and equipment. Commonly found in machine shops and drill bits, carbide scrap is a valuable commodity due to the […]

Common Measurements in Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal is an industry of numbers. Prices, weights, net weight, tares, and so many other factors. It’s important to know how your scrap yard scales operate and be knowledgeable about all the measurements that go into selling and buying scrap metal. Asking questions at your scrap yard is a good way to find the […]

How-To: Strip Copper Wire for Scrap

Copper wire comes in multiple formats

Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. With our technology ever-growing, we have more electronics around us daily, which means more copper wire for scrap available. Having copper wire for recycling can be very valuable to […]

Determining Types of Copper Wires

There are different grades of copper wire

When you are looking to collect up your copper wire for the scrap yard, it is important to know how to determine the different types of copper wires before bringing it in. Almost everyone in the scrap industry knows that bare bright copper wire is the hot commodity and the highest priced common item when […]

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 […]

7 Things To Keep In Mind When Scrapping

Scrap metal copper wire tools

If you are looking to make some serious extra money on your scrap metal, now is the time to get refreshed on tips that can help you make more at the scale. If you are looking to make more of a profit on your scrap metal and do it with reliability and efficiency. These strategies […]

The Effects of Snow & Winter on the Scrap Industry

The cold weather can limit where you find scrap

Unless you are in the plowing or heating industries, the snowy, cold weather usually doesn’t help business. In fact, it is very common that during the winter season scrap yards and those in the scrap industry are severely affected by their business and lack of scrap jobs. As the cold hits the country, it seems […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Scrapping

get started scrapping this new year

This New Year is a perfect time to get back on track with your scrapping. Whether you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it can always pay off to get your priorities back in order to make more money. When you are scrapping, the ultimate goal is to make more money. Collect More Scrap. Separate […]

Scrapping: Tricks of the Trade

Smooth sharp edges with and handle file

When you’re a scrapper it is important to stay on top of market news, price changes, and other events that may affect your profits at the scrap yard. But it is also important to keep up on the latest tips and information that can help you make more money in a quick fashion. Staying updated […]

8 Tips To Avoid Scrap Yard Receipt Mistakes

Scrapping. It’s a great way to make some extra money on the side or if you are full-time, it’s your way of living. Regardless of how often you are at the scrap yard, it’s important to know the weights and what they mean on your receipts. The iScrap App Team hears stories about how scrap yards […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Tips To Make More Money on Scrap Metal

Best tips to make more money when recycling scrap metal

Looking for top tips for scrapping? The iScrap App Team has put together a visual guide to help you make more money on your scrap metal. These simple tips can make a HUGE difference in the value of your metal at your scrap yard. The iScrap App Team has put together some helpful tips to […]