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How To Use the iScrap App

One of the most convenient ways to find local scrap yards and sellers is the iScrap app. It’s a free app available for both Android and Apple devices, and it’s used by many in the scrap industry. In this post, we’ll go over some of the basics of using the app. Whether you’re new to […]

Copper Jumping, Higher Prices for First Half of 2022 – 1/12/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Whoop, There It Is! With the copper markets giving us a great surprise this morning with a $0.10 per pound jump, we are hoping you are ready to cash in. The needs have been on a tear, with copper prices trading over $4.00 per pound for over […]

How To Scrap Pewter & Where To Find It

Pewter is another alloy that is very strange and has all types of forms. Pewter can be made into dishes, bowls, silverware, but generally you will see pewter in decorative features. You won’t go to Walmart or Sears to buy silverware for your home made from pewter…but if you find it in scrap it could […]

Hurricane Sandy: A Scrapper’s View

Hurricane Sandy produced enormous levels of scrap

Tom Buechel, creator of the iScrap App had a very unique set of circumstances heading in the week of Hurricane Sandy sweeping through his region of residence and business. Below are his thoughts and adventures through the crisis. “Hoboken, NJ –  Here I was 2000 miles away from home and the biggest storm to hit […]

iScrap App Featured On Earth911

Recently the iScrap App Team was fortunate enough to be featured on the recycling leading website and fellow green partner, Earth911. The article was about simple ways to make money while recycling scrap metal and the easiest way to make the most from it. “Recycling and reusing items like plastic bottles, hand-me-down clothing and newspapers […]

Best Time for Your Trip to the Scrap Yard

Midweek visits can be a better time to go to the scrap yard

Timing Is Everything Choosing the best scrap yard based on prices, experience, and location are some of the most important factors when you’re looking to make the most money on your scrap. Something else you may have not considered to make your scrap yard trip easier was the best time of the year, month, or […]

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 […]

Metal Monday – Scrapping Cars

Many people ask us about how to scrap cars…and that’s a GREAT question. Cars have many different metals that make them up. Steel Aluminum Copper Stainless Steel Lead Platinum Gold All of these metals are difficult to sort and separate to sell as is, and that is why scrap yards buy the cars whole. Some […]

Scrap Metal 101: Starting to Recycle Your Scrap Metal

Start scrapping today

So you want to start scrapping? You don’t know where to start and it seems overwhelming. That’s where the iScrap App Team jumps in and gives you the rundown of the basics you need to know before you start recycling your scrap metal. Below we have some of the first things to start scrapping and […]

New, Updated Look for Scrap Yards

The new profile layouts for scrap yards on the iScrap App

Even More Features for Scrap Yards The Premium Scrap Yard Profiles previously consisted of a section for company history, social media links, price updates, business contact information, container services, custom logo map pin, and contact information. In addition to those standard features for Premium Members, the iScrap App Team has also added photos, videos, a […]

Metal Monday: Types of Electric Motors for Scrap

Electric motors vary some are copper bearing, other aluminum.

So you are thinking about scrapping electric motors, and you wonder what’s inside of them? Well…metal of course! Electric motors are used to power many types of devices from the simple spinning glass inside of a microwave all the way up to the engines on planes. Inside of electric motors there are windings, and that […]

Easiest Ways to Make More Money on Scrap Metal

Tips to make more money scrapping

Sometimes while scrapping we can get carried away with the large objects and materials. Here is a refresher course on some small things you can do to make more money while scrapping. These smaller tips and objects can bring you in some good money when recycling scrap metal with your local scrap yard. Below we […]