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6 Mistakes To Avoid When At The Scrap Yard

Don't get to the scrap yard at closing

  When you are ready to head to the scrap yard, avoiding common mistakes can make you more money. Scrapping can get complicated especially when you have a lot of different materials. While we always suggest getting organized and preparing your materials is the best option, there are still other mistakes you want to avoid when […]

COVID-19 & Its Effects on Scrap Metal – 3/19/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Well, these are interesting times… Before any sarcasm or jokes are made we hope that everyone is abiding by the local rules of your states and government, so we can ensure the health and well-being of all Americans and world citizens. With this craziness going on […]

Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you are looking to start scrapping metal for some extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should look into getting for yourself before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat […]

Is No Movement Good Movement? – 2/20/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Spring Is Coming! We hope that everyone on the East Coast has been enjoying a very mild winter. We have been enjoying a bit of a stable scrap market over the last few days but we are hoping to see a little bit of an increase […]

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 […]

It’s One Of Those Week’s Again… 5/15/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day!  With Mother’s Day behind us we hope that many of you took care of the important women in your life and had a nice day. To say the least, these markets have been extremely tumultuous with the tariffs leading most headlines as well as […]

Scrap Prices: Is There Some Hope Soon? – 3/6/19

iScrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well and we want to wish the family is down in Alabama that were affected by the tornado all of our prayers and well wishes. All we keep hearing on the news is how people are talking about losing friends and family and no one is talking about […]

Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

4 Products For Staying Warm Working Outside

Use this zippo hand warmer to warm your hands quickly

It is that time of year when the majority of the US and Canada are engulfed in the Arctic Air blasts and we are trying to keep warm every way possible. In the scrap metal industry, whether you work at a scrap yard or you are a scrapper hunting for scrap, most of the day […]

Scrapping Aluminum Wire & Why It Can Pay Off

If you have insulated aluminum wire or bare aluminum wire, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you receive the best price at your scrap yard. Insulated aluminum wire is used in replacement of copper wire in many instances to be a cheaper and easier solution. While it is not […]

Scrapping Forklifts & Other Industrial Equipment

Find The Best Solution For Scrapping Forklifts People ask us all of the time about scrapping forklifts & other industrial equipment, and about how they can make money scrapping them or reselling them and we decided to talk about them. Forklifts can be a hard item to scrap sometimes because they are not easy to cut […]

6 Ways To Market Your Scrap Services

Tips on marketing your scrapper services

Whether you are scrapping full-time or you are doing it as a part-time job to make some extra money, it’s important to market your services. the iScrap App Team has put together some of the best marketing strategies for your scrap pick up services. Below you will see some of our tips and advice to […]