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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 […]

Top 7 Careers That Generate Scrap Metal

So our thing is scrap. That’s what we talk about, that’s what we know, that’s what we love. We have talked about where scrap comes from, and how to sort and separate it…but we wanted to talk about the jobs that people do to be able to create scrap. Top 7 Careers That Generate Scrap […]

Factors That Determine Scrap Prices

Scrap metal price changes

People in the scrap metal industry are constantly watching TV and on the computer, not to entertain themselves or check to Facebook but constantly checking the industry trends and prices. There are many factors that go into determining the prices that are seen at the scales of scrap yards across the world. Many of these […]

Tips For More Long-Term Scrap Customers

One of the more common questions we get from scrappers is; “Where can I get more scrap?” There are a lot of right answers but we want to address a couple of different ones that people may not have thought of in the past and might give you a better long-term and more sustainable way to make more money.

Why Your Yard’s Prices Aren’t What You See Online

Common Questions About Scrap Prices – Since opening iScrap back in 2010, we have been asked all types of questions including, Why doesn’t my local scrap yard have the same prices I see online? We have some of the answers and how scrap prices are determined by scrap yards.

COVID-19 & Its Effects on Scrap Metal – 3/19/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Well, these are interesting times… Before any sarcasm or jokes are made we hope that everyone is abiding by the local rules of your states and government, so we can ensure the health and well-being of all Americans and world citizens. With this craziness going on […]

How To Grow Your Scrap Business

Maybe your scrapping career started as a side job for some extra cash, then you realized it was time to start growing your services to pick up materials from homeowners or business owners. Some scrappers have the truck and the trailer to haul larger loads away from job sites. Maybe that is your next step in […]

Should You Save or Cash In Your Scrap Metal?

For years we have had customers and iScrappers asking if we recommend saving materials…it’s an easy answer. No, we don’t. Saving things is another form of gambling and gambling on things that are controlled by the world economic environment is a TOUGH thing to be able to do. Saving materials is always a tough thing […]

These 3 States Are Hard To Scrap In

We have talked to a lot of people that live in stats through the US that have varying scrap laws, and many people have asked why different states have such different rules.  Why Do So Many States Have Different Scrap Laws? The answer: Because not all states have the same priorities, the same problems, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Join Our Facebook Group

Hey Scrappers! We are excited to bring you a new place to join the discussion on scrap metal! Ask questions, talk scrap, share photos, and more! Over the last few years, we have found that the iScrap App is a central place that we have a lot of knowledgeable scrappers gather and we want to […]