SCRAP NEWS | Scrap Safety

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 […]

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 […]

How To: Destroy, Recycle, & Scrap Hard Drives

properly scrapping hard drives

Hard drives. You use them, you need them, but do you know what to do with them when you are done with them? Let’s first talk about what they are and what they do for you. Hard drives are used to store information like documents, files, pictures, and music among many other things. When you […]

4 Helpful Ways To Use WD-40

Whether you are scrapping or are using different tools on a regular basis at your job, WD-40 is a great accessory to have on hand for many reasons. We have found that a lot of scrappers use WD-40 for many different jobs or tasks they are looking to complete to make their job more efficient. […]

5 Top Work Boots for Safety & Comfort for Scrapping

When you are working on your feet or constantly traveling for work to collect your scrap metal, work on contractor jobs, working on home improvement, construction, or demolition, it’s important to have the right boots. Like when we’ve talked the importance of buying a good bed and work boots, we wanted to explore some of […]

Metal Monday Tip: Quickest Way For Scrap Money

What is the quickest way to make money with scrap metal? We were asked that question recently and it is a difficult one to actually answer. We always like to see people making the most money with their scrap metal instead of the quickest way to make money, but we also know that time = […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]