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These 3 States Are Hard To Scrap In

We have talked to a lot of people that live in stats through the US that have varying scrap laws, and many people have asked why different states have such different rules.  Why Do So Many States Have Different Scrap Laws? The answer: Because not all states have the same priorities, the same problems, the […]

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 […]

If Oils Rises Do Scrap Metal Prices Rise?

Learn how Oil prices affect scrap prices

We Wish It Was That Simple… The question of prices always comes up and if oil rises do scrap metal prices rise as well? Or if scrap prices are going up does that mean oil prices are going to go up? Great questions to ask, but not always an easy one to answer. Perhaps 10-15 […]

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 […]

Navigating The Gray Areas Of Scrap Metals

Check your local scrap metal laws to learn what you can legally recycle

Like many other industries, the scrap metal industry has it’s own gray areas when it comes to collecting scrap metal, selling it, and the laws and regulations that go along with it. While scrap laws usually vary from state to state in the US, there are many restrictions and illegal things that apply nationwide. With […]

Who Is ISRI?

Wondering what ISRI is? We have the answer

Who is ISRI? A lot of scrappers have asked us in the past about this thing called ISRI and and why they need to know about it when they go to scrap yards near them. ISRI stands for Institute of Scrap & Recycling Industries and exists to help all recycling companies across the US and abroad […]

Metal Monday: Catalytic Converters

Looking to scrap your catalytic converters?

Ever wonder what the history of catalytic converters but you are too worried about ruining it by cutting it open? Let us tell you all about them today. Catalytic converters are a standard on all cars that were made in the mid 1970’s and were made to cut down on pollution from the automobile industry. […]

Detroit: A City of Misfortune & Missing Metal

Scrapping can be a tough life

The city of Detroit is a reflection of what the US economy has been struggling with over the last few years. Bankruptcy, crime, displacement of citizens, and also scrap metal theft. In this New York Times article, you can follow the journey of those most affected by the economic downtime and how it has affected them. […]

Man Electrocutes Himself Stealing Copper

Stealing Scrap can be detrimental to your health

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 […]