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Basics: Your First Trip To A Scrap Yard & What To Expect

Learn About Materials & Prices (use the iScrap App) So you heard that you could make extra money with scrapping? Great- now what….that is where tools and guides like the iScrap App come in handy. Over the years, many people have said that learning about scrap is one of the hardest things they have had […]

Gas Prices Are Up, But So Is Steel – 6/9/21

Let’s try to ignore the fact that gas prices have gone up over $1/gallon over the last year, and let’s pay closer attention to the steel prices almost doubling over that time. It’s funny because if you are a scrapper, while you don’t want to have expensive gas, you know that when some of the fuel prices are up for scrap, prices are generally up at the same time.

Aluminum Prices Are Leading The Way – 6/3/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS But First…Holy Steel! Well, this is certainly a scrap dream that we seem to be in the middle of. Prices on all fronts have been increasing, and we have seen markets steadying over the last two months overall. Going into the summer, we are now watching the markets differently, […]

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 […]

Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash

There are full-time scrappers, hard-core scrappers, part-timers, and those that grew up in the business and continued on the legacy. And then you have hobbyist scrappers: those who one day heard about this thing called scrap metal, decided to try their hand at it, and got addicted.  The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Maybe […]

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 […]

5 Top Work Boots for Safety & Comfort for Scrapping

When you are working on your feet or constantly traveling for work to collect your scrap metal, work on contractor jobs, working on home improvement, construction, or demolition, it’s important to have the right boots. Like when we’ve talked the importance of buying a good bed and work boots, we wanted to explore some of […]

Make Your Scrap Yard Trip Easy and Efficient

Navigating your scrap metal trips

Going to the scrap yard with a large load of scrap can be quite overwhelming for the scrapper and the scrap yard. There are some ways to prepare and keep in mind to make your trip to the scrap yard quick and easy. Make your trip to the scrap yard and easy and successful one! […]

How To Pack Your Truck For The Scrap Yard

We all know that when scrapping it is always important to maximize any and all space that you can. Whether it is material that you are packing in your truck to sell to the scrap yards…or the bins and tools that you are carrying with you to use to help organize and pack. How you […]

4 Helpful Ways To Use WD-40

Whether you are scrapping or are using different tools on a regular basis at your job, WD-40 is a great accessory to have on hand for many reasons. We have found that a lot of scrappers use WD-40 for many different jobs or tasks they are looking to complete to make their job more efficient. […]

Motivating Yourself to Scrap Better

Getting motivated to scrap

Like any job, scrapping can be slow and difficult at times. Keeping your eyes set on the reward is what is important. Knowing that a slow day out on the streets, a drop in prices, can quickly be followed by a great large job lead or a quick jump in the market. Don’t Throw In […]