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9 Signs of a Sketchy Scrap Yard

If you’re a metal scrapper, then you know that finding a good scrap yard is key to making money. But not all scrap yards are created equal. Some scrap yards are downright sketchy, and it’s essential to be able to spot them before you waste your time (and energy) interacting with them. For decades, some […]

10 Things Your Scrap Yard Probably Won’t Accept

10 Things Your Scrap Yard Probably Won't Accept

Are you new to scrapping or perhaps have some things you’d love to take to your local scrap yard? If yes, you may be on to something. Whether it’s consistently or for a one-off deal, selling scrap metal can give you decent returns.  But before you begin scrapping, you should familiarize yourself with the critical […]

Top 7 Frustrations With Scrap Yards

  According to an IBIS World report, the US market for scrap metal recycling is worth $27.8 billion in 2021. This is after being adjusted for a 5.5% growth for the year. Based on projections, such change is poised to continue in the coming years. As such, regardless of whether you are a seasoned scrapper […]

6 Steps to Starting Your Own Scrapping Business

How to get started scrapping

Many scrappers ask us for instructions on starting your own scrapping business or how to expand to get larger jobs and clients. We have the basic steps below to help you get your scrap business going on a larger scale. Each category has a linked article with more helpful details. Towards the end we will give […]

Man Electrocutes Himself Stealing Copper

If you are looking for a quick payout at your local scrap yard by recycling some copper wire or pipe, there are several ways to collect it safely and legally. Below we have video evidence of a perfect example of how NOT to “find” scrap copper. You can see in the video the man is trying […]

Scrap Metal Safety Tips

Safety tools

Scrappers have some of the most interesting jobs throughout their workweeks. One day they could be trash picking or dumpster diving, and the next day they could be demolishing an old home. Life is unpredictable when you are a scrapper, and that’s why we love it. Scrap Metal Safety Tips: Scrap Smart & Safe Although many […]

How To: Destroy, Recycle, & Scrap Hard Drives

properly scrapping hard drives

Hard drives. You use them, you need them, but do you know what to do with them when you are done with them? Let’s first talk about what they are and what they do for you. Hard drives are used to store information like documents, files, pictures, and music among many other things. When you […]

How Do You Strip Copper Wire For Scrap?

Are you looking to make more money from your copper scrap wire and cables? The iScrap App team has you covered. While scrapping various electronics and accessories, copper wire is an easy way to make some extra money by stripping it for the bare bright copper wire. There are several different widths and lengths of […]

Metal Monday: Really #1 Copper?

This copper fitting is recyclable

iScrappers…What’s Up!?!?! We want to talk about copper fittings today…we know we know that you have all seen many copper fittings in your day, but we want you to know that there is a new type out there that you need to watch out for. There are new “solder-less fittings,” that have rubber gaskets inside […]

5 Places To Store Scrap Securely & DIY Storage Options

Ways to Store Your Scrap Securely Collecting and recycling scrap metal is a popular side hustle. However, finding bits of valuable metals is only part of the puzzle. You have to consider how and where you’ll store the scrap finds. (If only to stockpile your metal pieces awaiting better prices in the scrap market and […]

Scrapping in the Cold Weather: What You Need

Be prepared to work in cold weather

Most areas in the US and Canada begin to grip for winter and colder months once September comes around every year. While scrapping during the colder months, especially for those areas that are under freezing temperatures most of the winter, it’s important to think warm. There are some important steps and tips to use while […]

iScrapper Profile: Moose Scrapper

taking apart a computer with Moose the Scrapper

With our new series of Featured iScrappers, we wanted to start off with a bang with our good friend Moose Scrapper from YouTube. He has some great information to help new and experienced scrappers in his videos with step-by-step instructions and tutorials. He also accepted our Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 so two points for […]