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How Do I Start Scrapping Metal?

how do I get approved to recycle scrap metal

Have you ever wondered how to start scrapping metal and recycling other materials with your local scrap yard? The iScrap App team has some tips and things to keep in mind when you are thinking of taking on a new job with scrapping metals. How To Be A Successful Scrapper A lot of people have […]

When Scrap Prices Drop, Hoarding Goes Up

Scrap Metal Price Changes

Like any industry, scrap metal recycling fluctuates based on market conditions and supply and demand. Recently the prices in the scrap industry have seen a bit of a downfall compared to last year at this time. In 2015, we are seeing 10-year lows for steel and iron prices. During these times, many scrappers (and scrap yards) […]

How To Separate Your Copper Scrap for Recycling

Ever come across some metal or items that you know can be recycled at your local scrap yard? In today’s world of energy-efficient cars and technology, recycling is a well-known practice among most communities. Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the world that adds to the growing culture of restore, renew, […]

Where Can You Find Free Scrap?

We have heard for years about scrappers never paying for their scrap and they only pick up things that are free…well, wouldn’t that be just peachy to know really quick! They say that there is more then one way to skin a cat, and there should be more then one way to scrap some metal, […]

Navigating The Gray Areas Of Scrap Metals

Like many other industries, the scrap metal industry has it’s own gray areas when it comes to collecting scrap metal, selling it, and the laws and regulations that go along with it. While scrap laws usually vary from state to state in the US, there are many restrictions and illegal things that apply nationwide. With […]

What Is An XRF Analyzer?

How do scrap yards know what types of metals they are buying? That is a common question that many scrappers have asked us in the past and it is a valid one to ask. Knowing what metals that you are selling is, well…kind of a big deal. Now, we know that your scrap yard will […]

By Choice or Laws: Why Are Scrap Yards Upgrading To New Technology?

Technology is coming to the scrap industry

Today’s younger generation has no problem accepting and adapting to the new technology that is developed. The question is if the older generation is succumbing to these changes because of necessity, or because they want to. This is the same question when it comes to scrap yards, though many yards are adapting with technology that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building The World In Scrap: Shanghai 1989 vs. 2010

A lot of people ask us about where all of the scrap metal in the US and Canada goes to after you drop it off to your scrap yard…and that answer can vary depending on the material and the location. Where Does Your Scrap Metal Go? But overwhelmingly since the mid 1990’s a lot of […]

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! […]

How Reported Scrap Metal Prices Can Help Your Earnings

how you can help scrap prices

The scrap metal industry isn’t the most glamorous industry out there, but it is important. With scrap metal being one of the largest exports of the USA, it is important to understand how scrap prices are determined and what customers like yourself can do to when the scrap prices are being affected. Over the last […]