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Top 15 Questions To Ask Before Your First Trip To The Scrap Yard

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Your first trip to the scrap yard can be a bit daunting. Maybe you’ve been reading up, doing your research in the Scrap Metal Recycling Group, and have heard some not-so-great stories from people visiting their yard. First off, don’t worry; we have you covered. Not all yards are the same, but these questions should […]

Who To Talk To At The Scrap Yard

How many of you go to the same yard every time you go to sell your scrap? Do you see the same scale manager, same yard workers, maybe even the owner, every time you go? If you’re seeing the same people day in and day out, you won’t have any other experience to compare that […]

How To Handle Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Lead-Acid Batteries Are Recyclable  And not only are they recyclable, but they have value! Car batteries range from about 30-50 pounds in weight, with many coming in at around 41 pounds. Do some quick math, and you’ll find that the scrap value of lead-acid batteries is around $10. Not a ton of money, but who’s […]

How To Ask For Better Scrap Metal Prices

So you want to negotiate for better scrap metal prices with your yard. Well, of course, you do! Who doesn’t? But you can’t just go into your yard demanding better prices; you need to show them why you deserve that higher price per pound or ton.  What Scrap Yards Want to Know How much material […]

Aluminum Can Recycling: To Crush or Not to Crush?

  Why Some Yards Won’t Buy Crushed Cans Aluminum cans have always been a favorite material of scrappers. A question we get very frequently: should I crush my aluminum cans?  You probably figure it saves space and it’s easier to bring crushed cans to the yard; and while that’s all true, generally our answer to […]

5 Types & Grades of Different Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum seems to be one of the most confusing as well as most commonly scrapped metals. Aluminum can be found in residential items like folding lawn chairs and commercial items like airplanes. As one of the softest and strongest metals, its use is widespread and wipe spread.  Let’s go into some of the names and […]

Metal of the Month: Brass

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Every month the iScrap App is going to be featuring a Metal of the Month. We will be exploring the various metals or materials based on their history, how to find them, recycle them, and make the most money on them. This month we explore where brass comes from and where to find its scrap. What Is Brass? […]

How To Score Bigger Scrap Metal Jobs

Get More Scrap. Make More Money. Isn’t that how things are intended to work out? From paying attention to all of the online forums, comments, videos, and overall comments, we know that one of the biggest challenges for scrappers is figuring out how to lock in larger contracts and long-term deals. This has proven to […]

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 […]

Increase Scrap Profits With These Must-Have Tools

Based on surveys with scrappers, we’ve compiled the ultimate scrapper’s tool guide using our years of experience, trial and error, and scrapper suggestions. We’re not saying you should have every tool on this list, but these are probably the most common and the most widely used in the scrapper profession.  Dismantling and separating your scrap […]

Top Recommended Truck Winches of 2021

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Looking For A New Winch? Don’t Worry We Asked Our Experts Whether you’re a scrapper or in the market for a new truck winch, we have you covered. They are necessary when hauling larger loads or loading up cars. In a scrapper’s world, winches are used to haul cars, in addition to other equipment or […]

Should I Granulate My Scrap Copper?

The question of whether or not to granulate copper has come across our metaphorical desk several times, so we figured it’s time to address it. So let’s begin with what granulation is.