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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 […]

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 […]

6 Ways To Cut Expenses When Scrap Prices Are Down

How to cut expenses when scrap copper prices are down

The iScrap App Team understands the frustrations of low scrap prices and the waiting game for the markets to return to decent levels. We have heard stories of scrap yards closing due to the low prices and not being able to cover costs for operation. Also there are several scrappers that have stated they can […]

China: Not Our Garbage Collector

Many people have asked us about many of the reasons that the Chinese markets are tightening up on the scrap markets and imports to the country. If that was an easy one sentence answer this would make for a boring post, but it is way more complex then just this blog will be- but let’s […]

Odd Scrap Items? They’re All Over!

We constantly are answering the question through emails, chats, and our Facebook Group about different types of scrap and weird items that they come across, so let’s go over a few.  Water Heaters We know that water heaters might not sound like a funny item to scrap, many water heaters have little secrets inside. If […]

Should You Save or Cash In Your Scrap Metal?

For years we have had customers and iScrappers asking if we recommend saving materials…it’s an easy answer. No, we don’t. Saving things is another form of gambling and gambling on things that are controlled by the world economic environment is a TOUGH thing to be able to do. Saving materials is always a tough thing […]

These 3 States Are Hard To Scrap In

We have talked to a lot of people that live in stats through the US that have varying scrap laws, and many people have asked why different states have such different rules.  Why Do So Many States Have Different Scrap Laws? The answer: Because not all states have the same priorities, the same problems, the […]

Options For Scrapping Your Car

We see so many people scrapping cars and posting pictures through one of the many Facebook groups out there it really is nuts! Cars are one of the easier and definitely, one of the most common items to scrap and that should not be surprising…considering they are everywhere! A lot of people try to figure […]

Different Types of Machine Shop Bits

We have gotten a lot of questions about how to tell carbide drill bits from steel drill bits and all other types of drill bits…and the answer is not always that easy. Let’s break down the different types of drill bits that you could come across not only in machine shops but in everyday applications […]

Join Our Facebook Group

Hey Scrappers! We are excited to bring you a new place to join the discussion on scrap metal! Ask questions, talk scrap, share photos, and more! Over the last few years, we have found that the iScrap App is a central place that we have a lot of knowledgeable scrappers gather and we want to […]

How To Properly Scrap Car Batteries

How to properly get car batteries (and other lead-based batteries) ready for scrap is not always the same as other scrap metals. Scrap is not all created equal and handling batteries is very tricky and should be handled correctly. Scrap batteries, especially lead-acid batteries, are not always easy to transport because if handled improperly they could […]

When You Need Scrap Certificate of Destruction

How do you know if scrap yards are doing what they say? How do you know that scrap yards will destroy the materials that you need to be taken care of? Well, it’s important to talk to your scrap yard about the process, paperwork, and assurance your information is secure. Whatever types of scrap that […]