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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 or […]

5 Most Important Items In Your Scrap Truck

5 essential tools every scrapper needs

When you are on the road during the day and constantly looking for your next scrap haul, you never know what equipment or tools you may need to get the job done. Below we have listed 5 items that we think you should ALWAYS have in your scrap truck no matter how big or bigger […]

Using X-Rays for Scrapping Tips

brass keys are recyclable

So recently we came across a great deal of weird things that have been discovered through x-rays. Many of which can easily be scrapped or help you scrap once they have been removed from their x-ray owner. Please do not attempt any of this at home. If you ever have someone that has a pair […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It Pays Off When Scrapping In Teams

Many scrappers automatically think that they can only scrap by themselves, in fear of competition. Well, that’s not the case. Here at iScrap App, we like to think, “Those that scrap together, cash in together.” Start working with others to make your scrapping more worthwhile. There are many ways that scrappers can work together and […]

Scrap Metal Thieves Give Industry A Bad Name

Theft is a is a constant problem in the scrap metal industry. News stories of men being electrocuted to death trying to cut copper wires and cables, thieves cutting AC units from churches to scrap them, houses being stripped of copper pipes and the list goes on. Scrap prices have increased recently and it seems […]

What Scrap Metals Can Be Found In A Car?

Whether you are selling your whole car or you are taking it apart for scrap, it is important to know what materials and common scrap metals can be found inside the average vehicle. The iScrap App Team discusses some of the common metals and materials that are found within a car. Many people know that […]

4 Things To Avoid At Your Scrap Yard

Drive slow to avoid getting nails and screws in your tires

When you are traveling to the scrap yard, the last thing you want to worry about is a flat tire, broken exhaust, or other costly damage to your vehicle. If you’re like other scrappers, you rely heavily on the quality of your truck or vehicle to bring you back and forth to work or the […]

What Not To Do…While Scrapping

Don't give scrapping a bad name by stealing

While you are recycling your scrap metal with the local yards, you want to be sure you are following the right ways of doing things according to your yard and the local authorities. Many people associate crooks and thieves with the scrap industry, so this is your opportunity to rise above the critics and show why scrapping […]