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Metal of the Month: Iron

Iron is a brittle, hard substance and the most abundant of all metals. Iron is the 4th most common element found in the Earth’s crust, and Earth’s core is thought to be composed of iron. It is also abundant in the sun and stars.

How To Take Apart A Scrap Industrial Transformer

When you are looking to make the most money on your scrap transformer, we almost always suggest taking apart at least the copper transformers, and you should consider taking apart the aluminum ones if you have the right time/experience/tools.

What Is Scrap Aluminum Extrusion?

Normally aluminum that is being reused and recycled (do not mistake this for raw bauxite ore from mining operations), goes through many steps before it gets put back into circulation. One of the first steps would be collection and sortation.

Boring Copper Prices Are Actually Good – 4/14/21

For the last few weeks, copper seems to go from being the most talked-about subject to the most boring one. The best news is that it is exactly how we like it to be. Copper prices have barely moved over the last few weeks, with very minor up or downswings, which has shown stability in the market for the first time in months.

Metal of the Month: Copper

Every month the iScrap App is going to be featuring a Metal of the Month. We are going to be exploring the various metals or materials based on their history, how to find them, how to recycle them, and how to make the most money on them. To start off the new series, what better metal to start with than COPPER. This month we explore some of the ways you can find copper and also sort it when scrapping.

Fool’s Copper? Don’t Lose Money on This

Everyone’s heard of fool’s gold as a kid, where you found a rock that was spray painted and you thought you hit the jackpot, but turns out…it was only a rock. Fool’s Copper typically comes in the form of electrical different pieces of copper. Bare Bright, any scrappers dream, can be mistaken for copper-clad pieces […]

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 […]

Scrap Copper Approaching All-Time Highs – 2/24/21

Copper continues to soar. Let’s just keep with that topic as we have seen the copper prices increasing and even approaching the all-time record high.

Best Ways To Make Money Scrapping

Computer copper

If you are interested in making money from scrap metal recycling, the iScrap App is the best place and tool for you to check out. The iScrap App is a directory of scrap yards throughout the US & Canada and provides users with business information for scrap yards in their area including scrap prices, containers […]

How Do I Sell My Scrap Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter in the scrap industry has become a HOT commodity. With the prices of platinum, palladium, and rhodium – the three precious metals found inside catalytic converters – soaring to an all-time high, catalytic converter recycling has become a huge part of the scrap metal industry over the last few years. There are […]

One Thing Scrap Yards Won’t Tell You About Scrap Prices

Something scrap yards won't tell you about scrap metal prices

So you think that your local scrap yard has an “in” on where the market is headed…hmmm? Well, that is the wrong answer because many scrap yards do not know what is going on the same day…let alone going into the future. Scrap prices follow the commodities markets, and as we have talked about before, […]

What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are different vehicle types. What Is […]