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The Effects Electric Vehicles Will Have on Copper Scrap

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SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE   While it’s hard to tell what the future will bring, some scenarios are a bit easier to predict than others. The electric vehicle revolution is in full force, and auto manufacturers are scrambling to plan how they’ll fit in. One thing is for sure in all this: the EV market will […]

How Much Longer Will Oil & Covid Affect Scrap? – 6/30/21

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  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS   Did you see that copper price? We certainly did. It wasn’t going crazy over the last few days, at least making us a little calmer. Over the last week, we haven’t seen much market movement across any metal fronts except a little bit of a decline in […]

10 Scrap Metal Questions with iScrap App Founder

Hey Scrappers,  Tom here. We’re going to be answering all of the questions that we’ve been asked over the last couple of weeks, just going over many different things. Hopefully, We will help you learn more about making more money and might even give you some ideas on questions that you didn’t know you had […]

Metal Monday: E-Scrap & Data Destruction

Destroying hard drives for scrap metal recycling

A lot of people ask about data destruction when we talk about electronic scrap, and while this may not be a traditional “Metal Monday,” it is something that can be scrap related very often. Data destruction is a big part of the scrap metal business and you may be able to make a few extra […]

Metal Monday: Reselling Computer Parts

Reselling computer parts beyond the scrap yard is easy

Computer towers are all over the place, libraries, your own house, maybe the office. But computer towers can be so much more then just scrap sometimes. A lot of computer towers can be repurposed and resold for more then scrap value if you know how to put new hard drives in and update some software….but […]

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 […]

Ice Boat Made with Saw Blade Motor

And who said Winter was over? This guy invented his own mode of transportation on the iced-overI lakes and ponds in his area. What do you get when you combine, a cold winter, some creativity, and old machines? Usually you wouldn’t think it would be a Sled Ice Machine made with a saw blade. This […]

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 […]

Building The World In Scrap: Shanghai 1989 vs. 2010

A lot of people ask us about where all of the scrap metal in the US and Canada goes to after you drop it off to your scrap yard…and that answer can vary depending on the material and the location. Where Does Your Scrap Metal Go? But overwhelmingly since the mid 1990’s a lot of […]

5 Top Work Boots for Safety & Comfort for Scrapping

When you are working on your feet or constantly traveling for work to collect your scrap metal, work on contractor jobs, working on home improvement, construction, or demolition, it’s important to have the right boots. Like when we’ve talked the importance of buying a good bed and work boots, we wanted to explore some of […]

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 […]

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 […]