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The Ultimate Scrapper’s Holiday Wish List

Finding referrals or ideas on tools is not always the easiest thing. It is sometimes so hard to find a scrapper a great holiday gift so we wanted to help put our Top 10 gifts into one spot (Most of these can be used year round though!) in order to help you find out about […]

4 Products For Staying Warm Working Outside

Use this zippo hand warmer to warm your hands quickly

It is that time of year when the majority of the US and Canada are engulfed in the Arctic Air blasts and we are trying to keep warm every way possible. In the scrap metal industry, whether you work at a scrap yard or you are a scrapper hunting for scrap, most of the day […]

Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you are looking to start scrapping metal for some extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should look into getting for yourself before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat […]

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 […]

6 Ways To Cut Expenses When Scrap Prices Are Down

How to cut expenses when scrap copper prices are down

The iScrap App Team understands the frustrations of low scrap prices and the waiting game for the markets to return to decent levels. We have heard stories of scrap yards closing due to the low prices and not being able to cover costs for operation. Also there are several scrappers that have stated they can […]

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, […]

Odd Scrap Items? They’re All Over!

We constantly are answering the question through emails, chats, and our Facebook Group about different types of scrap and weird items that they come across, so let’s go over a few.  Water Heaters We know that water heaters might not sound like a funny item to scrap, many water heaters have little secrets inside. If […]

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 […]

Should You Separate Chrome & Yellow Brass?

Scrappers on our Facebook Group recently had a discussion about how they should separate their brass scrap and also how their scrap yard accepts various kinds of brass. This led to a wide variety of responses because a lot of scrap yards are different on how they buy materials and grade brass. One complaint that was […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Suppress Your Frustration During Down Markets

Ways to fix low scrap metal prices

We get it. We really do. The scrap metal prices in 2015 have been nothing less than a really tragic story in the scrap industry. Over the last 8 months the steel market has dropped almost 70% and prices are at 7-year lows. It’s not like it’s just a small dip in the prices, but a […]

Should You Scrap It Or Sell It?

Bet you’ve heard this before, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” If you’re a scrapper, you know that phrase couldn’t be more true with the things you have found. We have talked to people that have bought picnic tables and resold them, good coils of copper, and so many other items from cars to […]