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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 […]

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

With abunch of new features hitting the iScrap App website, the team has been working hard to give Premium (previously “Preferred”) Scrap Yards a new look and features in their profiles. The iScrap App directory has been providing millions of users (Over 3.5 million!) with contact business information including prices, container services, and more from the […]

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 […]

Metal Monday: Mercury

Believe it or not Mercury is not just a planet in the solar system, but a metal that is very hard to dispose of. Mercury used to be used in almost all thermometers, but now is very difficult to get rid of. Very few (if any) scrap yards want to buy Mercury, so that puts […]

Metal Monday: Cast Iron Radiators

Radiators…so many types and from so many places. Radiators are used not only to heat things up…but also to help cool things down. Depending on the type of radiator that you are talking about will affect what type of material that you have. Cast Iron radiators are generally found in older homes and have hot […]

Metal Monday: Carbide

Many people see drill bits and think that they are carbide or tungsten drill bits…but how do you really know? On carbide drill bits (tungsten is what makes up the bit) they will often be marked CARBIDE. They have a much denser feel to them than normal steel drill bits do. Where will you find them? […]

Common Equipment At Scrap Yards

Scrapping is a labor-intensive job. When you begin to take apart your scrap metal and different materials at your shop or house, you know how many different tools are needed to get the job done. Even the simple task of taking apart a computer tower can take a few different tools. The same goes for […]

Who Is ISRI?

Wondering what ISRI is? We have the answer

Who is ISRI? A lot of scrappers have asked us in the past about this thing called ISRI and and why they need to know about it when they go to scrap yards near them. ISRI stands for Institute of Scrap & Recycling Industries and exists to help all recycling companies across the US and abroad […]

All New iScrap App 2.0 Available For Download

  The Time Has Come The iScrap 2.0 Is Here! With 200+ Scrap Metal Prices We know it’s been some time since our last major update (6 years, but who’s counting…), but the time has finally come. We heard you, scrappers, and we are extremely excited to show off the iScrap App 2.0 edition! This […]