Scrapping Aluminum Wire & Why It Can Pay Off

If you have insulated aluminum wire or bare aluminum wire, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you receive the best price at your scrap yard. Insulated aluminum wire is used in replacement of copper wire in many instances to be a cheaper and easier solution. While it is not […]

How To Scrap Sealed Units & Compressors

Also known as compressors…sealed units are found all over the place. Filled with copper (similar to that of an electric motors) sealed units are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that are meant to cool down rooms or food. Almost always covered by a thick steel case these units are easy to […]

8/9/17 Scrap Price Report: Another Increase for Copper?

Hey Scrappers! We hope that you are out there hustling it up and cashing it in because WOW what a scrap market it has been!!! We have been watching the scrap markets in depth the last week, and really talking to people in different industries to see what is going on and what they think […]

6 Preventative Measures for Scrap Metal Theft

Keep your scrap out of sight

One of the biggest problems in the scrap metal industry is theft. There are constant news articles of the latest thieves getting caught on camera and those that got away, this time. State & federal governments across the world are aggressively trying to battle the increase of copper thefts with legislation. As a scrapper, contractor, […]

6 TV Shows Scrappers Will Love

tv shows all scrappers will love

When the scrap yards are closed and the sun drops, sometimes it’s nice to kick up our feet and relax with some fun TV shows that scrappers just love. Below we have a list of some of our favorite TV shows we watch during our pastime and can learn a thing of two from for […]

8/2/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Keeps Climbing

Scrappers….it’s like we have closed our eyes and woke up in scrap copper heaven!!! WOWOWOW. What a week it has been. With copper near 3 years highs it is almost too crazy to believe that this is happening right now. We have seen copper and other associated metals have a crazy spike over the last […]

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 […]

7 Hacks That Will Make Your More Money Scrapping

People are always looking for little shortcuts to get a few extra bucks out of their scrap metal with and we are here to help out. With so much money at risk by not knowing how to sort or separate a few different types of scrap metals you have to really be on top of […]

7/26/17 Scrap Price Report: Our Advice? Sell.

Hey iScrappers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Extra ! in here for a reason!). WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO! Copper prices have passed two year highs. Let’s throw up our hands and start celebrating and really hope that this sticks. Over the last week what a rally we have seen in the red metals market. Let’s dive into all of the news that […]

7/19/17 Scrap Price Report: Great News For Copper

Wuzzzzzz Uppppppp Scrappers!!! (Old school 90’s frog throwbacks, haha). We hope that you are all staying cool and enjoying these nice overall price jumps in the scrap market. This is going to be one of those updates where almost, if not, all of the news ins positive and we are super pumped about that. We […]

How To Calculate the Copper Recovery for Scrap Wire

There are a lot of different conversations going on about different types of electrical wires and how scrap yards buy them. Some scrap yards might just have one wire price, and that price will cover all types of wiring. Other scrap yards will break down each type of wire based on the name. How To […]

6 Safety Items Needed For Scrapping

When scrapping, it is easy to get excited about a big score and not pay attention to your surroundings and safety when hauling your latest load. It can be easy to get away from safety protocols when you are busy with scrapping but keep the following in mind to prevent injuries that can stop you […]