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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 […]

Copper Reaches New Heights, 10-Year Highs – 4/28/21

Increased prices have been fueled by increased demand in the world’s economic recovery. We have seen scrap yards increasing their prices over the last couple of weeks by about $0.30/ lb. on copper #1 and #2 on average. On top of this, we have seen a continued push for higher prices across all aluminum markets, and these price increases could continue throughout the rest of the year.

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 […]

Metal Monday: Ceramic Magnets?

Getting alnico magnets from speakers for scrap

Have you ever listened to music before? Maybe you got curious as a kid or as a scrapper and took apart an old stereo or a speaker to see what was inside. Most of the time you will just see plastic, wood, and then you will find something interesting…a magnet. Many people wonder if these […]

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.

Who Is ISRI?

Wondering what ISRI is? We have the answer

Who is ISRI? A lot of scrappers have asked us in the past about this thing called ISRI and and why they need to know about it when they go to scrap yards near them. ISRI stands for Institute of Scrap & Recycling Industries and exists to help all recycling companies across the US and abroad […]

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 […]

Can You Scrap License Plates?

Ever wonder if you can scrap your old license plate for some extra cash? Well you’re in luck, we have some information on how to scrap your license plate and make some money on them. Unlike street signs which are harder to scrap, license plates are your property and can be recycled for scrap earnings. How To Prepare Your […]

How-To: Get Scrap Metal or Car Picked Up

The cost of your scrap metal pickup or car pick up is usually deducted from your scrap profit

Getting scrap metal or a car picked up for scrap can be difficult if you have never done it before or if you don’t have the proper equipment to do it yourself. Many people know that there is money to be had by selling your scrap metal or scrap car so finding the best way […]

Face It, Your Car Is Ready For Scrap Heaven

scrapping your car

The car recycling industry is a big industry across the world, and can contribute to many different industries that cover both the recycling and salvaging of cars. If you are looking to scrap a car or vehicle there are a few directions you can go in to make some scrap money from it. It really […]

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 […]