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Your First Time Going To A Scrap Yard

Have you ever been curious about what goes on at a scrap yard? Maybe you’ve seen people pulling up with U-Hauls full of metal and wondering what goes on inside. Or perhaps you’re looking to earn extra money by recycling metal and want to know where to take it. This guide will cover everything you […]

Boots & Beds: 2 Things You Should Never Buy Cheap

Buying quality beds for your home and job

We often look for the best deals when we are selling scrap, looking for tools, shopping for anything online or filling the gas tank up. But when is there a good time to spend a lot of money on things….our answer is simple. Boots & Beds. Give Yourself The Best Rest Think about it, you […]

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 Not Suck At Scrapping

Safety tips and equipment for scrap metal recycling

So you want to recycle some metal. Awesome, you’re officially part of the largest recycling movement in the world! But if you want to be good at it so you can make some extra money, you have to make sure you don’t suck at it and you do it the right and efficient way. We […]

When You Need Scrap Certificate of Destruction

How do you know if scrap yards are doing what they say? How do you know that scrap yards will destroy the materials that you need to be taken care of? Well, it’s important to talk to your scrap yard about the process, paperwork, and assurance your information is secure. Whatever types of scrap that […]

How To Pack Your Truck For The Scrap Yard

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 […]

How To Properly Scrap Car Batteries

How to properly get car batteries (and other lead-based batteries) ready for scrap is not always the same as other scrap metals. Scrap is not all created equal and handling batteries is very tricky and should be handled correctly. Scrap batteries, especially lead-acid batteries, are not always easy to transport because if handled improperly they could […]

Scrap Metal Safety Tips

Safety tools

Scrappers have some of the most interesting jobs throughout their workweeks. One day they could be trash picking or dumpster diving, and the next day they could be demolishing an old home. Life is unpredictable when you are a scrapper, and that’s why we love it. Scrap Metal Safety Tips: Scrap Smart & Safe Although many […]

Metal Mondays: Different Kinds of Scrap Ballasts

scrapping different types of ballasts

There are many types of scrap ballasts and knowing which ones that you have before going to your scrap yards will always help when you go to sell your material. Here are a few tips on what to look out for: PCBs– If Ballasts have PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) inside of them many scrap yards will […]

Scrapping. It Ain’t Easy.

We watch interactions through our YouTube videos, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, Facebook groups and just emails coming through our inbox…and all people say one thing. They love to scrap. So when we talk to them and we get past the initial thoughts of loving scrap we want to dig deeper into problems that people have when […]

Make Your Scrap Yard Trip Easy and Efficient

Navigating your scrap metal trips

Going to the scrap yard with a large load of scrap can be quite overwhelming for the scrapper and the scrap yard. There are some ways to prepare and keep in mind to make your trip to the scrap yard quick and easy. Make your trip to the scrap yard and easy and successful one! […]

Can You Recycle Freon from Air Conditioners?

Removing freon from appliances

Freon is something that is not a metal…but can be very interesting to recycle. There are many different types of Freon and like scrap metals they all have different values. Knowing what type of Freon is inside of the air conditioners, freezers, or refrigeration units that you have will benefit many people. Do Scrap Yards […]