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The #1 Tool & Most Important Tool for Scrappers

No matter your experience or background as a scrapper, I think we can all agree that a magnet is simply one of, if not the most, essential and effective tool for scrapping metal (not to mention they’re very affordable).

Helping The Environment While Recycling Metal

KEEPING METALS OUT OF THE LANDFILL

Scrap metal recycling has become a part-time job for unemployed workers and an additional income stream for many individuals and businesses over the past few years. Not only does scrap metal recycling add green to your pocket, but it also helps to keep our environment clean and free from pollution. It keeps the “Green” Movement […]

How Do You Scrap A Refrigerator?

When you are looking for scrap items that can be taken apart, oftentimes, refrigerators are a common item that is easy to find. Whether someone is replacing their outdated one or their current one got busted. Many people just place their refrigerators on the curb in hopes that a scrapper or garbage man can pick […]

Metal Monday: History of Copper

Copper is one of the oldest known elements to have been used for tools, trading, and decorative pieces. Dating back thousands of years you will be able to see copper used in multiple uses from trading coins to hunting tools. Today copper is found in almost every electronic that you see and is one of […]

Copper Prices Drop & China’s Involvement – 6/16/21

That Hurt 🤕 So far $0.20 has been shaved off of copper in one day certainly is not how we want to start going over a market report. But the markets happen, and we want to talk about them, so let’s get to it.

How To Handle Taxes from Scrap Metal Profits

Right off the bat, we want to preface this conversation by saying we are NOT tax professionals, lawyers, etc. The purpose of this article is to provide context to a question that we see asked over and over again by scrappers: how to do I handle taxes from scrap metal profits?  Who Needs To Pay […]

10 Ways To Help The Environment With Scrap Recycling

How you can contribute to the recycling process

The high value of copper has led to a lot of unwanted press across the US for the scrap recycling industry from stories covering metal theft. Before you give the industry a bad reputation, let’s consider a few of the environmental impacts of the scrap metal industry. Did you know that 40% of the world’s raw […]

US Scrap Metal Laws By State

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR STATE LAWS Scrap Metal Laws – Know Before You Go. The iScrap App Team is pleased to announce that we are going to bringing you the great resources and scrap law information from the scrap metal industry. With the largest scrap yard directory and community of scrappers, we want to be able […]

When Scrap Prices Drop, Hoarding Goes Up

Scrap Metal Price Changes

Like any industry, scrap metal recycling fluctuates based on market conditions and supply and demand. Recently the prices in the scrap industry have seen a bit of a downfall compared to last year at this time. In 2015, we are seeing 10-year lows for steel and iron prices. During these times, many scrappers (and scrap yards) […]

Copper Mining Strikes Effect On Pricing

Sometimes there are large ups and downs in the scrap markets that come out of nowhere and take many people by surprise…and we always get asked why it happens. If were as easy as 1 + 1 = 2 that would be awesome, but it tends to be much more complex then that. We wanted […]

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 […]