Thursday, June 12, 2014

iScrap App Hacks: Resourceful Tips

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 a great central place for everything scrap metal.

Below we have listed some of the hacks for the iOS iScrap App and some features that you may not have known were there. Got questions or concerns? Email us at

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Types Of Scrappers

There are plenty of types of people out there that make up the scrapping community. Throughout the years we have had the pleasure to meet and connect with various types of scrap metal recyclers and those that call themselves "scrappers". So we have compiled a list below of the types of scrappers to have some fun with the types that may be out there.

Feel free to share you own type of scrapper with us below or share this post with your friends and let them know what kind of scrapper you are. While these types of scrappers are only for fun, we do not suggest ever overloading your vehicle with scrap, stealing scrap metal from others without permission, or doing anything else that may be considered illegal. These descriptions are purely here for entertainment and conversation. Check the iScrap App for your local scrap yards and scrap prices.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Can I Scrap Copper Pennies? NO!

Not only is it illegal to scrap copper pennies or any US currency but it can come with a costly fine and a visit to prison. Many times scrap yards are asked by people if they take pennies or other coins for scrap. While occasionally scrap yards "accept" coins as scrap, it is completely illegal in the US and both parties can be arrested for it.

According to the United States Mint, melting coins down is illegal and can land you with a $10,000 fine and/or 5 years in prison. For the effort and the turnaround on the scrap value, scrapping pennies (or any other coins) is stupid and a waste of time.

What's In Coins?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

How Do Catalytic Converters Work?

A Catalytic Converters is one of the most valuable parts of scrap within your vehicle, however it is one of the most important for the environment too. The catalytic converter is valuable for the previous metals that make up the inside of it, however those valuable metals have a large part of the filtering less harmful emissions that come from your car.

It's All About Science, Yeah Science!

So a catalytic converter has a good name considering it works as a catalyst for the harmful fumes and emissions that are produced from your car's engine. While the fumes and pollution that come from your car are still harmful like, Carbon Dioxide it is much better than the gases like Carbon Monoxide and Hydrocarbons.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What Scrap Metals Can Be Found In A Car?

Whether you are selling your whole car or you are taking it apart for scrap, it is important to know what materials and common scrap metals can be found inside the average vehicle. The iScrap App Team discusses some of the common metals and materials that are found within a car. Many people know that cars are mostly made up from steel, but there are plenty of other metals that make up important parts of a car, including platinum.

Dissecting A Car for Scrap Metal

Pulling pieces and parts from a car can help you come across a variety of types of metals, below are some of the most common scrap metals you will pull or will be recycled from a car.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Eat. Sleep. Scrap. Logo Design

The +iScrap App  & +Rockaway Recycling Teams recently collaborated on a new design for scrapping. The Eat. Sleep. Scrap. daily mindset is something that is always happening here at the iScrap App Headquarters. We are currently trying to think of some ways we can use the new image for shirts in the future. Stay tuned for some merchandise coming out donning this new logo! Sign up for our email alerts to hear the latest from the iScrap App Team.

Please do not COPY this logo and claim it as your own. We have spent our time to design and produce it. It would be a shame to have someone steal scrap from you, so don't steal our design. We encourage you to SHARE it with others while giving the iScrap App team credit for it.