SCRAP NEWS | Tools For Scrap Metal Recycling

10 Must-Have Tools for All Scrappers

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The Results Are In… As you may know, we run weekly polls via our socials, newsletter, and Scrap Metal Recycling Talk Facebook group. We recently asked scrappers to share their most used tools, whether for scrapping or around-the-house fixes. Here are the results:  Magnets Magnets should be a scrapper’s number one tool in their arsenal. […]

The Best Wire Strippers for Scrap Copper Wire & Cable

If you’re a scrapper looking to make more money, one of the tools you may consider investing in is a wire stripper. But it depends on what you need and for what kind of wires. One of the most lucrative ways to make more money on scrap is by stripping wires and cables from various […]

The #1 Tool & Most Important Tool for Scrappers

No matter your experience or background as a scrapper, I think we can all agree that a magnet is simply one of, if not the most, essential and effective tool for scrapping metal (not to mention they’re very affordable).

How To Handle Taxes from Scrap Metal Profits

Right off the bat, we want to preface this conversation by saying we are NOT tax professionals, lawyers, etc. The purpose of this article is to provide context to a question that we see asked over and over again by scrappers: how to do I handle taxes from scrap metal profits?  Who Needs To Pay […]

iScrap App Hacks: Resourceful Tips

use the iScrap App to learn about metals

The iScrap App is a great tool to use while on the go with your scrap metal recycling or if you are looking for resources in the scrap industry. The iScrap App has thousands of users using the app through Android and iOS devices. Also with over millions of views online, the iScrap App is […]

What Wires Are Worth Stripping For?

We have written about what to…and what not to strip, and it continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers for different opinions on what is too thin to strip and this is what we have come up with.  We took all of the comments, pieces of advice, knowledge […]

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 […]

3 Surefire Ways To Make More Money Scrapping

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By now, you’re well aware that the iScrap App helps you find scrap yards near you and find the recent reported scrap prices, but did you know that we can also make you more money? There are several tips and ways to prepare your scrap metal and collect the right items that can make more […]

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. Whether scrap prices are at all-time lows or they have been all over the map going up and down, it’s frustrating. It’s not like it’s just a small dip in the prices, but a plummet instead. With the iScrap App Team coming from the scrap industry and being involved […]

How Do You Strip Copper Wire For Scrap?

Are you looking to make more money from your copper scrap wire and cables? The iScrap App team has you covered. While scrapping various electronics and accessories, copper wire is an easy way to make some extra money by stripping it for the bare bright copper wire. There are several different widths and lengths of […]

Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash

There are full-time scrappers, hard-core scrappers, part-timers, and those that grew up in the business and continued on the legacy. And then you have hobbyist scrappers: those who one day heard about this thing called scrap metal, decided to try their hand at it, and got addicted.  The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Maybe […]