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What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are different vehicle types. What Is […]

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 […]

Why Are Catalytic Converter Prices So High?

So many people have asked us over the years about the value of catalytic converters and why they are so expensive. When people look at catalytic converters they see a magnetic stainless steel shield on the outside and they always hear about different numbers that are stamped or pictures that catalytic converter buyers look for. […]

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 […]

Looking Inside a Catalytic Converter

Catalytic Converters have been a hot topic in scrap lately. With several types of precious metals inside like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, they have been a high-valued commodity. How Much Are Scrap Catalytic Converters Worth? The prices of catalytic converters vary from $0 to even over $800 at times! That wide range of value is […]

Why Do Oil Prices Affect Scrap Prices?

Many people ask if the oil prices going up or down affects the value of scrap metals and the simple answer is yes, sometimes. We know that isn’t a clear answer but there is more to it. The prices of oil, one of, if not the most major commodity in the world and it affects […]

Importance Of Garbage Men To Society

So we hear that you can make money with anything right? Selling dirt, picking up scrap, selling items online, and who knows what else is out there. There are businesses and products not even invented yet…and if you are the person that invents the “hot new thing,” then you can make money too. Don’t Forget […]

Metal Monday: Common Household Items

Where to find scrap metal items in your house

Ever wake up, hit the alarm clock and just want to throw it against the wall? Well…sometimes those old alarm clocks and other household electronics are great items to be able to scrap. Many of the newer clocks will mostly be plastic, but a lot of the old ones have metal frames as well as […]

How Much Gold Can You Get From Cell Phones?

Cell phones have been around for decades, it sounds funny to read but it is true. Even before Zach Morris in Saved By The Bell, cell phones existed. Some of earliest cell phones can be traced to the 1970’s and were “car phones,” but nonetheless were mobile and on the go. Now cell phones have […]

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 […]

Should You Hoard Scrap During Low Prices?

Crazy times call for crazy amounts of hoarding sometimes. We’ve seen over the years when scrap prices dip down that many people hold onto their property and their brass and their other high valued items to be able to wait for higher valued times.

“Free Scrap Metal” – Finding Scrap Metal

aluminum extrusion scrap

While in a perfect world we would love to be able to offer you free scrap metal, it’s hard to ship, but the iScrap App Team has tips to help you locate free scrap in your area by using several different resources. As you may know, scrap metal isn’t just found on job sites, like […]