7 Common Types of Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum cans are baled during the recycling process

When scrapping you may come across a wide variety of scrap aluminum. While there are several materials that are classified as “aluminum” there are many different types that are priced and sorted differently at scrap yards. Below we have some of the common types of aluminum scrap you will come across when scrapping. Sheet Aluminum– […]

Scrapping Aluminum Wire & Why It Can Pay Off

If you have insulated aluminum wire or bare aluminum wire, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you receive the best price at your scrap yard. Insulated aluminum wire is used in replacement of copper wire in many instances to be a cheaper and easier solution. While it is not […]

6 Preventative Measures for Scrap Metal Theft

Keep your scrap out of sight

One of the biggest problems in the scrap metal industry is theft. There are constant news articles of the latest thieves getting caught on camera and those that got away, this time. State & federal governments across the world are aggressively trying to battle the increase of copper thefts with legislation. As a scrapper, contractor, […]

6 TV Shows Scrappers Will Love

tv shows all scrappers will love

When the scrap yards are closed and the sun drops, sometimes it’s nice to kick up our feet and relax with some fun TV shows that scrappers just love. Below we have a list of some of our favorite TV shows we watch during our pastime and can learn a thing of two from for […]

8/2/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Keeps Climbing

Scrappers….it’s like we have closed our eyes and woke up in scrap copper heaven!!! WOWOWOW. What a week it has been. With copper near 3 years highs it is almost too crazy to believe that this is happening right now. We have seen copper and other associated metals have a crazy spike over the last […]

How To: Destroy, Recycle, & Scrap Hard Drives

properly scrapping hard drives

Hard drives. You use them, you need them, but do you know what to do with them when you are done with them? Let’s first talk about what they are and what they do for you. Hard drives are used to store information like documents, files, pictures, and music among many other things. When you […]

7 Hacks That Will Make Your More Money Scrapping

People are always looking for little shortcuts to get a few extra bucks out of their scrap metal with and we are here to help out. With so much money at risk by not knowing how to sort or separate a few different types of scrap metals you have to really be on top of […]

How To Calculate the Copper Recovery for Scrap Wire

There are a lot of different conversations going on about different types of electrical wires and how scrap yards buy them. Some scrap yards might just have one wire price, and that price will cover all types of wiring. Other scrap yards will break down each type of wire based on the name. How To […]

6 Safety Items Needed For Scrapping

When scrapping, it is easy to get excited about a big score and not pay attention to your surroundings and safety when hauling your latest load. It can be easy to get away from safety protocols when you are busy with scrapping but keep the following in mind to prevent injuries that can stop you […]

7/12/17 Scrap Price Report: Steel Is Still Climbing

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that many of you are braving the heat and staying hydrated whether you are working outside or scrapping outside, we know that it gets hot. With this hot weather you really have to watch out for a lot of different types of scrap metals. Once thing you should really look […]

12 Household Items You Can Bring To Your Scrap Yard

When you are looking to make some extra cash by recycling scrap metal with your local yard, it can be as simple as finding items around your house. We have a guide of some common items that can be found throughout your house that can be brought to your local scrap yard. Most scrap yards […]

How To Scrap Dirty Copper Radiators

Check car radiators to learn if they are brass or aluminum

One of the more common items when scrapping, aluminum copper fin or radiators are popular for taking apart before bringing it to your scrap yard. There are different kinds of radiators from a variety of sources and it’s important to know how to separate them and clean them to get the best price at the scale. […]