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How Do You Scrap An Electric Motor?

Electric Motors can be found in a variety of items like vacuums, computers, ceiling fans, air conditioners, and more. Almost anything that requires electricity and has moving parts will have an electric motor inside. They are often collected for scrap metal recycling because they are heavy and contain a large amount of copper wire. Get […]

2/8/18 Scrap Price Report: Market Turmoil

Good Day Scrappers!!! Despite the stock market in turmoil over the last week, we have been very happy with the metal prices and hope to see the strength of commodities continue for the first quarter of this year. Many people have asked us what’s going on with the stock market, but it’s very complicated question […]

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 […]

How-To: Strip Copper Wire for Scrap

Copper wire comes in multiple formats

Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. With our technology ever-growing, we have more electronics around us daily, which means more copper wire for scrap available. Having copper wire for recycling can be very valuable to […]

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 […]

The Effects of Snow & Winter on the Scrap Industry

The cold weather can limit where you find scrap

Unless you are in the plowing or heating industries, the snowy, cold weather usually doesn’t help business. In fact, it is very common that during the winter season scrap yards and those in the scrap industry are severely affected by their business and lack of scrap jobs. As the cold hits the country, it seems […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Scrapping

get started scrapping this new year

This New Year is a perfect time to get back on track with your scrapping. Whether you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it can always pay off to get your priorities back in order to make more money. When you are scrapping, the ultimate goal is to make more money. Collect More Scrap. Separate […]

We Added National Scrap Prices To App

You spoke. We listened. We recently released an updated iScrap App for the iOS and Android App Stores. With the updated look and updated software, the iScrap App was moving faster than ever and allowed you to continue to find scrap yards in the area and find the contact information you need on the go. […]

Scrapping: Tricks of the Trade

Smooth sharp edges with and handle file

When you’re a scrapper it is important to stay on top of market news, price changes, and other events that may affect your profits at the scrap yard. But it is also important to keep up on the latest tips and information that can help you make more money in a quick fashion. Staying updated […]

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 […]

Beginner’s Guide: Scrapping 101

Getting started with scrapping and recycling metals, can be an overwhelming task for someone that isn’t familiar with the scrap industry. It is also difficult to find information that is good for beginners that can clarify exactly where to get started. The iScrap App team has years of experience in the scrap industry and lives […]

10/24/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices Stay Strong

Good Day to You iScrappers! Hopefully, scrapping has been going well and you have been continuing to be busy and gaining more customers and different types of materials to scrap. We have been talking to more and more people that have been scrapping lately and they have been doing a great job telling us stories […]