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Two Major Ways Joe Biden Can Affect Scrap Prices

Post-Election – How Is Scrap Going to Be Affected? With the 2020 US Presidential Election over, what is going to happen to the scrap metal markets? That was what we were thinking when Joe Biden was announced the winner of the 2020 Election. It may not have been the first thing that you thought about […]

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Scrapping Metal

With scrap prices always changing and not knowing exactly where they are headed, it’s important for us at the iScrap App to help you make the most from your scrap. We want you to make the most money from your scrap metal and some of the mistakes listed below can help do just that. We’ve […]

Big Changes Coming to Scrap Prices – 1/20/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS And another one! With copper rebounding over the last couple of days and the incoming administration starting today we should see some big changes in the overall market in the coming months. How it is going to affect the scrap prices is something that we will continue to look […]

Difference Between Aluminum & Stainless Steel

How to tell the difference between aluminum and stainless steel

This question is usually a mystery especially when you first start scrapping, but it can get tricky when you come across odd items when scrapping. Aluminum and stainless steel while may seem like they are easy to tell apart, that isn’t always the case. When it comes to the value of aluminum and stainless steel […]

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 […]

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 […]

Most Common Scrap Metals

learn about the most common scrap metal

Let’s Go Over the Most Common Scrap Metals. The most common scrap metals that we have found are: aluminum, brass, steel, and copper. We can call those common scrap metals the “core four.” Scrap metals are easy to sort if you just start off by learning the most common scrap metals and where you can […]

Places to Find E-Waste For Scrap

CRT scrap needs recycling

Choosing what materials to scrap can be a difficult task. While some scrappers spend most of their time with ferrous or non-ferrous items, electronic waste (e-waste) has become a hot commodity as of late. The challenge is trying to find places where scrappers can get more of the materials to make it worth their while. […]

Finding The Best Scrap Yard

Find a scrap yard that suits all of your needs

There are several factors that can play into you choosing the best scrap or salvage yard to bring your scrap metal to. While some are more important than others, there are different things to consider when finding a scrap yard in your area and traveling there to sell your scrap. One of the most obvious […]

6 Places To Find Stainless Steel Scrap

Where to look for stainless steel scrap metal

If you are in the scrapping business, you know that stainless steel is a very good metal to collect, not only for it’s stable prices between $0.30-0.75/lb. but also when you do come across it for scrap, it is usually in large quantities. That is usually because of where stainless steel is found and what […]

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– […]