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9 Signs of a Sketchy Scrap Yard

If you’re a metal scrapper, then you know that finding a good scrap yard is key to making money. But not all scrap yards are created equal. Some scrap yards are downright sketchy, and it’s essential to be able to spot them before you waste your time (and energy) interacting with them. For decades, some […]

9 High Value Auto Parts for Scrap Recycling

Most Valuable Scrap Items from a Car  “One man’s trash is another man’s valuable possession.” The old saying is significant with vehicles. You have your old boring car, but someone else is looking for such a car for reasons better known to them. You could be having an old car and thinking of trashing it […]

Motivating Yourself to Scrap Better

Getting motivated to scrap

Like any job, scrapping can be slow and difficult at times. Keeping your eyes set on the reward is what is important. Knowing that a slow day out on the streets, a drop in prices, can quickly be followed by a great large job lead or a quick jump in the market. Don’t Throw In […]

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 […]

Where To Find Scrap Market News & Prices

iScrap App provides daily price updates

The iScrap App is a great resource to find the information you need to find scrap market news & prices. We have been working to get the best scrap metal information including prices, market news, metal explanations, and metal guide to help you make the most money from your scrap metal. With weekly segments and articles […]

Scrap Metal: What Is It and Where To Find It

So you’re looking to make a few extra dollars, and you heard about scrap metal. What is it? Where can you find scrap metal, and how can you sell it? With so many questions, let the iScrap App tell you where to look first so you can avoid wasting time and money while learning how […]

Importance To Take Pictures Of Your Scrap Metal

how to take pictures of scrap

This tip may not have to do with sorting or separating metal, but it does have to do with making money. One great idea is ALWAYS to ask questions and take pictures or videos. When you go to your local scrap yard, or a new scrap yard that you find through the iScrap App, ask […]

What Not To Do…While Scrapping

Don't give scrapping a bad name by stealing

While you are recycling your scrap metal with the local yards, you want to be sure you are following the right ways of doing things according to your yard and the local authorities. Many people associate crooks and thieves with the scrap industry, so this is your opportunity to rise above the critics and show why scrapping […]

How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing We have heard many stories over the years about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we hear you and have even been in that boat before, not knowing what something is worth is one of the hardest things […]

A Closer Look: The Scrap Hunter

Take a look at how to find scrap metal on the go

So you woke up this morning, strapped on your steel toed boots, got your sawzall and drill out and went on the hunt right? Well, that might not be exactly how it happened, but we are guessing that like any hunter, whether it be treasure or big game, that you are always on the hunt […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Dirty Stainless Steel

Dirty stainless steel. You find it, you see it, you sell it. Pretty simple right? You probably see some of the small amount of contaminants on it and think to yourself that there won’t be a big discount for small amounts of material, but you never know. How Do You Scrap Dirty Stainless Steel? Then […]

4 Steps To Selling Your Scrap Online

How to find scrap online

Finding good scrap items that can make you money at the scale is one of the most exciting parts of scrapping. Besides making the money, discovering what one’s trash can be worth is a very motivating part of recycling scrap metal for a career or just a hobby. If you are looking to make some […]