[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Tips To Make More Money on Scrap Metal

Best tips to make more money when recycling scrap metal

Looking for top tips for scrapping? The iScrap App Team has put together a visual guide to help you make more money on your scrap metal. These simple tips can make a HUGE difference in the value of your metal at your scrap yard. The iScrap App Team has put together some helpful tips to […]

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 […]

6 Places To Find Stainless Steel Scrap

Where to look for stainless steel scrap metal

If you are in the scrapping business, you know that stainless steel is a very good metal to collect, not only for it’s stable prices between $0.30-0.75/lb. but also when you do come across it for scrap, it is usually in large quantities. That is usually because of where stainless steel is found and what […]

How To Grow Your Scrap Business

Maybe your scrapping career started as a side job for some extra cash, then you realized it was time to start growing your services to pick up materials from homeowners or business owners. Some scrappers have the truck and the trailer to haul larger loads away from job sites. Maybe that is your next step in […]

Beginner’s Guide: Scrapping 101

Getting started with scrapping and recycling metals, can be an overwhelming task for someone that isn’t familiar with the scrap industry. It is also difficult to find information that is good for beginners that can clarify exactly where to get started. The iScrap App team has years of experience in the scrap industry and lives […]

6 Ways To Maximize Your Scrap Metal Profits

Continued from Part 1… Thanks for joining us on our journey through the Eyes of the Scrapper Series. Below is Part 2 that is diving into the best ways you can maximize your profits and ensure you aren’t missing any important weights, prices, or money from your trip to the scrap yard. It’s important to […]

Why Do Scrap Yards Have Weight Requirements For Steel?

A common question we find among scrappers is why they aren’t getting paid for smaller amounts of steel or iron at their scrap yards. Having a minimum on steel purchases is a common procedure that scrap yards have across the US and Canada. To help scrappers and recyclers understand why scrap yards would do this we […]

Difference Between Copper & Brass Scrap

Two very common metals that are seen in the scrap industry are copper and brass. Both are a higher value metal and used in a lot of plumbing work and electrical components. While they are similar in places they are used, they are different in what they are made of and the scrap value for […]

Why Do Oil Prices Affect Scrap Prices?

Many people ask if the oil prices going up or down affects the value of scrap metals and the simple answer is yes, sometimes. We know that isn’t a clear answer but there is more to it. The prices of oil, one of, if not the most major commodity in the world and it affects […]

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 […]

How To Pack Your Truck For The Scrap Yard

Best way to profit with the right packing techniques for scrap metal.

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 […]

7 Common Types of Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum cans are baled during the recycling process

When scrapping you may come across a wide variety of scrap aluminum. While there are several materials that are classified as “aluminum” there are many different types that are priced and sorted differently at scrap yards. Below we have some of the common types of aluminum scrap you will come across when scrapping. Sheet Aluminum– […]