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 […]

8 Most Common Places to Find Scrap Copper Wire

When you are scrapping different materials and items, you will often find scrap copper wire that can be removed from the equipment and separated to scrap later on. Whether you scrap your insulated copper by itself or take time to strip it, making sure to set it aside, as it can be valuable for your scrap […]

7 Things To Keep In Mind When Scrapping

Scrap metal copper wire tools

If you are looking to make some serious extra money on your scrap metal, now is the time to get refreshed on tips that can help you make more at the scale. If you are looking to make more of a profit on your scrap metal and do it with reliability and efficiency. These strategies […]

10 Abandoned Places Perfect For Scrapping

Want to escape the regular residential streets and job sites looking for scrap metal? Below are some places around the world that would be a scrapper’s paradise. These abandoned places around the globe make us drool at the potential for the scrap that can be found there. Which one is your favorite? 1. Abandoned Ship – […]

6 Scrap Metal Items To Collect Around Christmas

Holiday lights

“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant,” said the Grinch. Did you know that all of those old strands of Christmas lights are worth money? Instead of getting upset whenever that strand of lights doesn’t work anymore think about how you can recycle them and make a little extra cash! If only the Grinch […]

6 Places To Find Stainless Steel Scrap

Where to look for stainless steel scrap metal

If you are in the scrapping business, you know that stainless steel is a very good metal to collect, not only for it’s stable prices between $0.30-0.75/lb. but also when you do come across it for scrap, it is usually in large quantities. That is usually because of where stainless steel is found and what […]

11/8/17 Scrap Price Report: What’s Really Happening?

Hey iScrappers! Scrapping has been a hell of a weird year but we have seen so many prices rising over the last 6 months..and we can add steel back to the list of increases. The steel market is up, partially due to the oil market increasing and overall we are in a good place to […]

How To Calculate the Copper Recovery for Scrap Wire

There are a lot of different conversations going on about different types of electrical wires and how scrap yards buy them. Some scrap yards might just have one wire price, and that price will cover all types of wiring. Other scrap yards will break down each type of wire based on the name. How To […]

7/12/17 Scrap Price Report: Steel Is Still Climbing

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that many of you are braving the heat and staying hydrated whether you are working outside or scrapping outside, we know that it gets hot. With this hot weather you really have to watch out for a lot of different types of scrap metals. Once thing you should really look […]

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 […]

What’s The Difference Between Brass & Bronze?

One question we often see come up in conversations is asking the difference between bronze and brass and how to identify the difference. Both brass and bronze can be often found with piping and plumbing fixtures. Those looking to separate them from the more valuable copper pipes (reddish) in color, toss the “yellow” metals together and […]

What Scrap Metals Are Inside Computers?

As our technology continues to advance through the last few decades, it has significantly changed the value of computers in the scrap industry. For example, some components that were made of gold inside computers 20 years ago are now being built with a less-costly option like copper or even aluminum. With major changes like that in […]