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 […]

Where Can You Find Scrap Metal?

Looking for scrap metal can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the scrapping world. While it’s easy to say you can find scrap “everywhere”, there are some more common places you can find various types of metal for recycling. Where Are The Best Places To Find Scrap Metal? One of the […]

7 Places to Find Scrap in the Spring

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Spring is here and that means there are much more opportunities for you to find scrap around your community. There are few places to find scrap in the spring time if you keep an eye out, so you can contribute to the community clean ups and also your pocket. Find Scrap In These Places During The […]

Top 8 Places to Find Scrap Copper

Where to find scrap copper

With copper being a highly sought out commodity in the scrap metal industry, it can pay off to know where to look for scrap copper for your haul. Even when the scrap prices are low, copper scrap is still a great item to look for. The iScrap App wants to make sure you know some of […]

7 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 […]

Coolest Scrap Metal Finds

We have talked to thousands of scrappers about prices on metals, how to sort and separate metals, and how they can really maximize their time to be able to make more money. But today we want to talk about the cool things that YOU have found in scrap. Cool Scrap Metal Finds We have talked […]

3 Things You Can Find In Your Garage For Scrap Metal

Garage Scrap you can recycle

Seeing all of the garage sales last weekend, it’s easy to be reminded of all of the junk that needs to be taken out of the garage and sold or recycled.  How does so much useless junk end up in your garage throughout the year anyhow? Is your garage so full that you can’t park […]

Types of Stainless Steel & Where To Find Them

So we have talked to many people about their scrapping habits…and it always seems that they want to learn, learn, learn more about where to find different types of scrap metals. Well……WE DO TOO! One of the harder metals to really figure out is stainless steel. There are so many grades of stainless that it […]