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iScrap App Hacks: Resourceful Tips

use the iScrap App to learn about metals

The iScrap App is a great tool to use while on the go with your scrap metal recycling or if you are looking for resources in the scrap industry. The iScrap App has thousands of users using the app through Android and iOS devices. Also with over millions of views online, the iScrap App is […]

How Do You Scrap A Microwave?

When you are cleaning out your apartment or one of your kids accidentally heated a thermos in your microwave and it combusted, it may be a good time to scrap it. Microwaves are also a very common item to find while scrap hunting in your neighborhood. Often times people just place them on the curb […]

Metal Monday: Roofing Copper or Light Copper

Light copper, also known as roofing copper or #3 copper is most commonly found as accent pieces on homes, buildings, and even inside of buildings. Many gutters on old homes and buildings were made of light copper because of how they accented the building. Other places that you can find light copper? Copper pots and […]

Metal Monday – Brass Is An Alloy

Let’s start kicking some “brass” today! Brass is an alloy (remember, alloys are made up of different element metals) that comes in a variety of forms. Brass is generally made up of copper and zinc, but depending on the application there will be other metals inside as well. Brass is a very common item that […]

5 Items To Scrap This Summer

Scrapping is a full year job

This summer you will be able to relax and scrap with ease of knowing that there are several HOT items for scrap this summer. With the warm weather fast approaching here are some guaranteed items that will be popping up all summer long. Beat the Heat. Scrap the Rest. A/C Units: While these may seem […]

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? […]

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 […]

How Reported Scrap Metal Prices Can Help Your Earnings

how you can help scrap prices

The scrap metal industry isn’t the most glamorous industry out there, but it is important. With scrap metal being one of the largest exports of the USA, it is important to understand how scrap prices are determined and what customers like yourself can do to when the scrap prices are being affected. Over the last […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scrapping on a Rainy Day

Rainy day scrapping

While most days are free of rain and it is easy to scrap, there are those soaking wet days when you would rather be a duck than a scrapper. What is a scrapper to do on a rainy day? We have some ideas that may help you pass your time and make some more money […]

How Do You Scrap A Transformer?

Transformers are important parts to various electronic items, such as TV’s, PC Boards, tools, machines, and more. Transformers help reduce or increase the voltage a current through the electronic that you are using. So if you have an electric drill you are using to install new aluminum shelving, the transformer inside of the drill is […]