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Recent blog posts commits to ISRI 2015 in Vancouver Inc., has committed to the 2015 ISRI Convention in Vancouver Canada in late April 2015.

PopScrap will be unveiling its latest software products and hardware solutions to the industry leaders and is sure to wow the entire audience with its ground breaking industry leading solutions.

As soon as we get our booth numbers assigned we will re-post so that you can find us at the show.

2014 has been another banner year of tremndous growth for and we look forward to the release of our new flagship software product, " SCRAP SHIELD PRO" a.k.a ScrapShieldPro or SSPro. This new product is the accumulation of 4 years of development with our worldwide customer base providing the intel for the new features.

Faster and easier are the hallmarks of SSPro and will provide for a more robust scale user interface while giving managers simple to use online back office for instant real time data from any connected device.

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DOJ Arrest 5 for Recycling Fraud

In September and October 2014 5 were arrested on felony charges for frauding the state of California, illegally claiming California Redemption Value refunds on beverage containers that had already been redeemed.

They face, if convicted, six years and four months in jail and $25,000 besides paying back the money they allegedly stole.

All of this happened in California's central valley Turlock and Modesto areas with 12 warrants being served by the Department of Justice's Sacramento Recycle Fraud Team. 

$125,00 cash was seized and bail was set at $250,000 each.

Nearly 250,000 pounds via 22 truckloads of beverage containers were also removed from the Ranch and warehouse.

California's bottle bill is a cash redemption program that allows residents who purchase beverage containers to reclaim the $0.05 that paid when the beverage was purchased and $.010 on larger beverage containers.  California's bottle beverage program has been teetering on insolvency for years now and fraudulent cases like the ones mentioned above have been the target of investigators in recent years.

It's become evident that recycling yard owners need to get into the modern age, get computerized and start playing by the rules. The days of using paper receipts and logs are behind us and owners need to be pushed into the 21st Century. Inc., a California corporation had developed a smartphone app named the "Weigh & Pay" app for Android devices.

Over the last 2 years PopScrap has developed a relationship with California largest bottle beverage recycling company, RePlanet has over 750+ locations in California. 

Recently RePlanet has released the software to its commercial locations who are using the Android app on Samsung tablets and Bluetooth printers enabling its users to electronically create DR6 reports along with time cards and dispatching.


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CalRecycle Refund: New Prices July 01, 2014 (Doriis DR6)

CalRecycle is changing its CRV prices for all California Redemption Centers that are licensed to buy and sell bottle beverage containers.

This change takes effect July 01, 2014

CRV ALUM $1.59 

CRV GLASS $0.103


#1 PET $1.10
#2 HDPE $0.59
#3 PVC $0.52
#4 LDPE $2.08
#5 PP $0.62
#6 PS $5.71
#7 Other $0.31


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How to save your scrap company $10,000

Saving your company money, large amounts of money, costs money!

"It costs money, because it saves you money"

In the scrap recycling business there are many many ways to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. Buying new equipment is the funnest and the #1 choice, but did you know that not being in compliance with scrap metal laws can cost as much as $10,000 and put a felony on your record? doesnt sound fun to me.

The fines in the new Michigan scrap metal law can run up to 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Scrap Yards need a product and service that will monitor your scrap metal compliance laws and alert you when compliance is not met, this type of service would ensure that all transactions are fully state compliance and could literately save your company thousands of dollars in fines, bail money and keep you from having a criminal record.

Getting images of all materials purchased, images of customers selling and receiving the money, all vehicle info, images of ID's & drivers licenses, fingerprints and electronic signatures along with following the correct pay out restrictions will get you into compliance.


If only there was a cloud (internet) based software provider that offered an affordable and reliable solution this would solve the problem once and for all.

New laws are now dictating that your service also be internet based and accessible to law enforcement like Sec. 11. (1) of the new Michigan law. 

While scrap yard owners should be very concerned about getting into and staying in compliance finding an affordable and reliable solution has been tough in the past. Costs can run as high as $100,000 and usually are not the easiest to use software products.

This is where a combination of scrap metal compliance software and compliance monitoring will prove to be next BIG product in the scrap industry. has created a cloud based compliance monitoring solution for the scrap recycling industry and then perfected it with the usage from 1000's of users world wide over the last 4 years.

Want to save money, then spend the correct money in the right places, get the professionals on board to monitor your compliance and internal theft issues today.


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5 Ways to Protect Your Scrap Yard After the 2014 Michigan Scrap Laws Take Effect

In my humble scrap opinion, while the legislators of Michigan's new HOUSE BILL 4593 are commended for even caring enough to get involved in scrap metal theft, their efforts in Michigan have proven once again to favor the mega scrap yards and penalize the small operators while not stopping or slowing down metal theft at all. 

The new Michigan scrap metal laws are presenting themselves as quite a challenge for all sizes of recycling centers throughout the state.

Read more about Michigan's new law

The toughest part of the new law is that scrap dealers cannot pay more than $25 in cash on the spot unless; 

A. The seller can redeem their scrap ticket using a atm type card or encrypted receipt at a ATM machine located on premise.

(Not quite sure how this is different from handing the cash to the customer, it forces the scrap yard to spend $15,000-$30,000, but does not stop theft, nor does it stop the seller from getting instant cash, it only penalizes the smaller operations who cannot afford to buy an ATM machine. In my opinion a very poorly written bill, again.)

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Easy Scrap Metal State Compliance Logic


Use your Android smart phone and tablet to gather compliance images, customer info and material weights.

  • Capture images for Drivers Licenses
  • Capture images for scrap customers (vendors)
  • Capture fingerprints
  • Capture electronic signatures
  • Capture images of each piece or load of scrap metal (time/date weight stamped on image)
  • Capture image of cashier and customer at time of payout

All of this can be completed in less than 1 minute using the Weigh & Pay app. 

Getting your scrap metal business into state compliance these days is very difficult unless you have specialized software and hardware working together to meet your state and local scrap metal laws.

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Having Scrap Metal Theft Issues?

Searching for scrap metal images when the cops arrive can be a daunting task.

Many yards face this daily, cops arrive, your cashier line is backed up and you need your records and the owner cannot be found.

If you are using PopScrap then Don't worry, all of your sensitive company records are safely stored in one of the worlds largest data centers owned by GoDaddy. Millions upon millions of dollars are spent to ensure that your business records are safe and secure.

No PopScrap competitors can state that they have a multi-million dollar infrastructure protecting your business data round the clock, year after year, not even one.

Main message "Do Not rely on your local server PC" it can be stolen, corrupted and may not even power on tomorrow morning.

If your yard was using the Weigh & Pay app to create state compliant scrap metal theft tickets then your data is easily retrievable from any internet connected device. Nothing to download. Simply log into your BOSS back office from and all of your business records with images can be viewed and emailed to the cops in seconds.

Take for example, Alex from Beaver Recycling in Florida, 

"Local detectives stopped by our yard for a random inspection, thanks to Popscrap we were in complete compliance and even received two thumbs up from the detectives, also they mentioned if every yard had Popscrap it would make their job much easier..."

--Alex Ploumis, Owner, Beaver Recycling . Hollywood, Florida

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Retail Lobby ATM with UL291 Safe with large touch screen, 4 cassettes with 3000 notes each.

Create a Weigh & Pay Station at your scale or in your cashier booth.

Secure your cash away from your customers and employees.

Create a ticket, weigh the material, take the material image, get customer ID image and signature and dispense cash from the same station.

All of this for under $20K, safe $15,000 to $20,000 over our competitor models and get reliablity and service from our world class ATM service provider. 

A fully integrated WEIGH & PAY system. 

PopScrap expects the launch this machine in the late 3rd quater of 2014

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Since 2011, Inc., has been providing thousands of scrappers from all over the world the easiest to use and most affordable solution on the globe.

Security and realibility are what we are known for first, secondly, people love us for our first of class customer support tools, thridly, they stay because overall cost of implementation and annual maintenance costs are the lowest in the industry.

When looking for a software provider a scrap comapny should call around and get several quotes, you will see that PopScrap offers darn near every feature for 50% less cost and offers 100% more visibility for your business through our online BOSS software product.


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Compliance Software for the global recycling industry #315

No matter the country, no matter the currency, no matter the language PopScrap is prepard to meet your international compliance needs at the 2014 ISRI Convnetion & Exposition in Las Vegas Nevada, April 6-10 2014 BOOTH 315.

Since 2011 PopScrap has proven its international dominance in the scrap recycling software arena, with hallmark customers in Austraila, New Zealand, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada and throughout the US.

Growing an international customer base while growing the #1 Could based software suite in the inudstry takes a world class team of designers, programmers, developers and management, proving once again that PopScrap is ready to storm the metal market in 2014.

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While it might not be all together true that Microsoft was keeping an eye on PopScrap's international successes due largely to GoDaddy's reliable hosting services, it is true that Microsoft has announced a global partnership with GoDaddy to offer Office365 to small businesses. Inc. has earned a glowing international reputation for reliable trustworthy scrap recycling software that is hosted by GoDaddy.

PopScrap has been proud to use GoDaddy services since 2011.  

GoDaddy has allowed to grow our business by offering reliable hosting services that has encouraged hundreds of businesses from around the world to operate their multi-million dollar scrap metal businesses.

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Single Station Hardware Combo $3990

Looking for a great software package for your CRV (bottle beverage recycling) or small scrap metal buying business, this is your #1 solution.

Software for 1 station - includes BOSS Lite (online visibility of your business in real time)

Hardware includes - Tablet, Printer, Cash Drawer, Tablet Kiosk and paper

Install and training

Monthly maintenance and support fees are $150/mo

Call 888-440-8858 to get started today.

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New CRV Prices effective January 1, 2014.

The following is a list of new CRV prices:

Aluminum       $1.58

Glass             $0.104

#1 PET           $1.06

#2 HDPE        $0.61

#3 PVC          $0.45

#4 LDPE         $2.02

#5 PP             $0.60

#6 PS             $5.62

#7 Other          $0.31

BiMetal            $0.36

Small $0.05 / Large $0.10

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The GREATEST feeder yard software ever invented!!

If you're a large scrap metal processor like StemCor (STEMCOR - Steel Marketing Corporation -- a British steel trading company based in London, UK, and has 145 business units in 45 countries around the world, employing more than 2000 people) or Bottle Beverage Recycler like rePlanet in California, then you know what its like trying to support all of your feeder yards;  keeping track of all the transactions, finances, compliance etc. Inc., has developed the easiest-to-use and most affordable feeder yard software the world has ever experienced.

Our larger clients that are using PopScrap have started rolling out PopScrap to all of their smaller feeder yards due to the ease of install, ease of use and low start up cost. PopScrap can operate across international borders, use any currency in any time zone and offers the program in several languages with Spanish as the 2nd language.

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#1 Hottest APP in SCRAP

#1 Hottest App in Scrap

PopScrap has modifed its pricing scheme to allow the smaller operators who buy scrap metal and bottle beverage containers to get in for $3490 including the software license, training and 1-10" tablet with a receipt printer.

For small yards who need full compliance can get in for $9,990. This combo package allows the operator to create full state compliance tickets and allows the capturing of images for ID's, customer face shot, material image, vehicle image, fingerprint image and signature from 5 scale stations with hardware, install and training included for 2 scale stations.

PopScrap really is changing the industry by lowering the entry level costs with less expensive software and lowering the overall cost of compliance hardware.

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10 Steps To Getting Started with PopScrap

Getting started with PopScrap is simple and free.

1. Sign up for a free demo

2. Create your UNLIMITED material groups, materials and prices. (or email us and we will upload)

3. PopScrap will create your company profile with materials and prices.

4. You or a PopScrap technician will install PopScrap Software on your Smart Phone, Tablet or Windows PC

5. Complete a free remote training session 

6. Start printing tickets, tracking inventory, create shipping reports

All of this can happen in 1 hour or less.

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PopScrap International Inc. is growing globally at an expotential rate. No matter where your scrap users are located PopScrap is the only internationally based software provider that offers instant downloads, instantly connecting locations in the cloud with real-tim scrap data while collecting a plethera of local images to meet the compliance demands of local regulators.  

For the first time in the scrap industry a true "ground-breaking-game-changing" product has arrived and has been matured by the use and feedback of over 500+ daily worldwide users.  

Amazingly PopScrap has been able to keep the upfront cost at 50% less than its competitors who cannot and do not offer the technology advancements of PopScrap.  

PopScrap is responding to that demand by creating and designing our apps to meet their very specific language and currency needs.

PopScrap has launched:

  • PopScrap-MX
  • PopScrap-AU.NZ
  • PopScrap-USA
  • PopScrap-Serbia

New versions are on the way, including PopScrap-EU (European Union), PopScrap EA (EuroAsia) and PopScrap-UK.


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PopScrap-MX (Mexico) Inc. announces a new client and sales partner in Mexico. Engrane Verde S.A. De C.V has signed on to use and represent PopScrap-MX the first US based scrap recycling solution to come standard in Spanish and English.

We are very excited to have a such a strong partner in Mexico and to have such visionary leaders in the international recycling industry willing take Inc to many new countries throughout South America.

PopScrap is an android application that is paired with a web based application named BOSS (back office support software) that runs on Windows and Mac machines thanks to our friends at

PopScrap has a strong international presence already and bringing on Engrane Verde as our respresentative for Mexico and throughout South America will only solidify PopScrap as the #1 recycling software solution worldwide and ensure for many years to come our desire to be the world leader in scrap software solutions.

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Customer Facing App

Customer Facing App,

This new PopScrap feature takes the electronic signature pad to a whole new level.

By using a 7" or 10" tablet, your customers can now pre-check out and reduce the time spent at the cashier booth.

This new feature will speed up your ticket line by getting a customer image, getting a signature, allowing the customer to read and sign the disclaimer before getting to the cashier booth to get paid out., all on a $70 tablet , a savings of $500!

Only PopScrap cares about the upfront cost of getting you started, while other software companies are raising the prices, PopScrap is lowing them and helping to reduce long term costs with new features using new hardware technology like this Customer Facing App.

While traditional electronic signature pads can cost $500 - $1000 and only capture a signature, PopScrap CFA feature also uses the tablet front facing camera to get the image of the customer, get the signature of the customer, displays the entire ticket for review and allows the full disclaimer to be read at a nearby Customer Station, where all of this takes place on a wall of 1-5 tablets, then the customer proceeds to the cashier for a 1 button cash payout. Speeding up your cashier line and reducing cashier fatigue in a compliance centric industry.

Call or email PopScrap today for a free demo and we will install a demo version for FREE on your PC or Android phone or tablet.

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Tablet Battery Life 10 hrs

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

In addition to its powerful front-facing speakers and bright screen, we loved the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1's epic battery life. Sure, it may charge slowly, but when you finally have a full battery the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will last you almost all day. On our tests, the tablet lasted a whopping 9 hours and 59 minutes. You won't find better battery life on an Android device.

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