Intro to Scrap

Scrap is the bimonthly magazine of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association.  ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles.

Scrap is located within the ISRI headquarters and can be reached at:

1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005-5903

Scrap Staff

Holly Arthur
(202) 662-8510

Advertising Sales Director
Bob Emery
(440) 268-0501
Mobile: (216) 832-5927

Senior Reporter/Writer
Megan Quinn
(202) 662-8531

Assistant VP of Publications and Strategic Foresight/Editorial Director, Scrap
Rachel H. Pollack
(202) 662-8543

Emilie Shumway
(202) 662-8515

Development Program Manager
Valerie Lucas
(202) 662-8540

Senior Director, Business Development
Will Beaty
(202) 662-8547

Production Manager
Marian Weiss
(202) 662-8545

Director, Web Services
Tanishia Martin
(202) 662-8539

Scrap Content Guidelines

Scrap welcomes letters and articles on issues facing the recycling industry and other topics of interest to ISRI members. Submissions must include the author’s name, address, and phone number; no anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions that include personal attacks or contain language that Scrap, in its sole discretion, determines to be defamatory, salacious, or otherwise inconsistent with the general purpose of this publication will not be published. Submissions that relate to pending litigation or partisan politics will be reviewed closely and might not be published. Scrap reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to accept or reject advertisements, articles, commentary, or editorial submissions. All submissions to Scrap are subject to editing for length, content, and style. Send submissions to Editorial Director Rachel H. Pollack at

Scrap Freelance Writer, Photographer, and Illustrator Guidelines

Though Scrap is predominantly staff-written, the magazine does hire freelance writers. Most assignments are multisource features that focus on topics of interest and importance to scrap recyclers, such as new scrap processing and handling equipment, adapting to new regulations and legislation, market trends, management and operational techniques, and moreFees vary depending on the length and difficulty of the assignment. Payment upon acceptance. Byline given.

Writers interested in freelance assignments with Scrap should mail or e-mail a letter of interest and at least two reported, multiple-source stories to Editorial Director Rachel H. Pollack at or Scrap, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, 1250 H Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005-5903.

Scrap occasionally hires photographers and illustrators. Photography assignments usually involve taking high-resolution color images of scrap processing and consuming facilities, including materials, operating equipment, and personnel. Scrap prefers to purchase unlimited-use rights for photos. Most illustrations are four-color pieces designed to accompany a specific article, with concepts suggested by Scrap’s editorial and art directors and production manager. Payment upon receipt of images or artwork. Credit line given.

Photographers and artists interested in assignments with Scrap should e-mail a letter of interest and samples or links to a portfolio to Editorial Director Rachel H. Pollack at