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OtterBox #DefenderSeries: Best Way To Protect Your Phone

The iScrap App Team has some exciting news. We’ve partnered up with OtterBox to bring our iScrappers some great products to protect their phones while scrapping and beating up your smartphones. The Defender Series is their toughest way to protect your smartphone from dust, dirt, drops, and anything your hectic life throws at it, literally. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

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 […]

Metal Monday: Should I Melt My Gold?

scrap metal gold from circuit boards

Should you melt your own gold…or just sell it as is? Well we have talked about the value of scrap electronics, how to sort and separate, as well as the different types of boards that are out there. But knowing whether or not to start to refine materials on your own or send them out to […]

7 Things To Keep In Mind When Scrapping

Scrap metal copper wire tools

If you are looking to make some serious extra money on your scrap metal, now is the time to get refreshed on tips that can help you make more at the scale. If you are looking to make more of a profit on your scrap metal and do it with reliability and efficiency. These strategies […]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Melt Your Own Scrap Ingots

It looks cool. It could be a fun hobby to do with friends or in your yard…melting and molding your own scrap metal ingots. While it may make for entertaining times or cool YouTube videos, if you are looking to make the most scrap money from your metal, we don’t strongly suggest never melting your […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Batteries

Lead batteries are recyclable at your local scrap yard

Many people think that batteries are all recyclable and easy to get rid of…we disagree. With increased technology there are new batteries on the market that you may run into that will cost you money to scrap…and may not be worth the time. We all know about the classic batteries, the car and truck lead-acid […]

Can You Recycle A Cast Iron Stove?

recycling your cast iron stove

Many older homes have bulky and heavy cast iron stoves that often times are scrapped because of their inefficiency in a modern home. While we are fans of the looks of cast iron stoves, some people just want to get rid of them and try to recycle them with the local scrap yards. Cast iron […]

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 […]