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Harvuskong
06-29-2009, 04:43 PM
Scrap metal price report

Post the most current scrap metal prices in your area.

Harvuskong
06-29-2009, 04:48 PM
Texas Metals, Abilene Texas, today.

No.1 steel - under 3 ft long, $100 ton.

No.2 steel - over 3 ft long, $90 ton

Aluminium cans - 25 cents a lb, over 100 lbs, 30 cents a lb.

Aluminium - clean irrigation pipe - no cast al - 35 cents a lb.

Did not ask about cast iron, cast aluminium or copper.

tnmike
06-29-2009, 08:17 PM
steel (no size limit) 0.10/lb

aluminum cast or machine drops .50/lb

Jim-TX
06-29-2009, 09:12 PM
Harv, I haven't checked, but I've always heard that Pine Street paid more than Texas Metals. Of course you have to factor in the price of a new tire or two after you go in Pine Street and ruin your tires.:o

Harvuskong
06-29-2009, 09:59 PM
Harv, I haven't checked, but I've always heard that Pine Street paid more than Texas Metals. Of course you have to factor in the price of a new tire or two after you go in Pine Street and ruin your tires.:o

Yes, I was wondering about that the two times that I have been unloaded in the back area in the past. But guess that I was lucky, no tire problems.

I think that both places are fairly close in their prices.

Might give Pine Street a call tomorrow to see what they say.

JWS
06-29-2009, 10:15 PM
It isn't scrap price, but future son in law bought a 12' piece of 2X2 inch 1/4" thick walls, for $29.00!!!! Oh, it was new!!!!!

OLD MAN
06-30-2009, 07:24 AM
It isn't scrap price, but future son in law bought a 12' piece of 2X2 inch 1/4" thick walls, for $29.00!!!! Oh, it was new!!!!!

He could have got the other 11' for about $9.

Harvuskong
06-30-2009, 11:24 PM
Pine Street Salvage today

No. 1 steel - $90 ton

No. 2 Steel - $70 ton

Cast iron - $70 ton

No. 1 copper - $1.70 lb.

No. 2 copper - $1.60 lb.

Brass - $1.00 lb.

Aluminium cans - 25 cents a lb.

billtr96sn
07-01-2009, 01:30 PM
What is No1 and No2 Steel? We dont have those names over here.

Harvuskong
07-01-2009, 08:14 PM
What is No1 and No2 Steel? We dont have those names over here.

If I got it right, No.1 steel is under 3 ft long and under 18 inches wide.

No.2 is over 3 ft. long and over 18 inches wide.

Jim-TX and others will confirm if I got it worng or right.

Jim-TX
07-01-2009, 09:52 PM
I can't say since it's been years since I sold scrap metal. I NEED to sell a pile now but I'll wait and see if the market goes back up.:o

Setup boy
07-02-2009, 10:52 AM
Wilcox Recycling in Sellersville Pa. I love this place they even take junk oil for their heater and yesterday I received two promotional beer cozy's for my patronage to their yard.

Light iron(dryers washing machines etc) $.045/lb
Steel(Cast, thick tubing etc) $.06/lb
Aluminim cans and thin aluminum $.25/lb
Extruded aluminum $.28/lb
Insulated copper wire $.68/lb
Brass $1.10/lb
#2 Copper $1.60/lb IIRC don't take in much very often

OLD MAN
07-02-2009, 06:48 PM
Wilcox Recycling in Sellersville Pa. I love this place they even take junk oil for their heater and yesterday I received two promotional beer cozy's for my patronage to their yard.

Light iron(dryers washing machines etc) $.045/lb
Steel(Cast, thick tubing etc) $.06/lb
Aluminim cans and thin aluminum $.25/lb
Extruded aluminum $.28/lb
Insulated copper wire $.68/lb
Brass $1.10/lb
#2 Copper $1.60/lb IIRC don't take in much very often

Do they sell brass shaft or:) aluminum drops??? Jerry

OLD MAN
07-02-2009, 06:50 PM
Pine Street Salvage today

No. 1 steel - $90 ton

No. 2 Steel - $70 ton

Cast iron - $70 ton

No. 1 copper - $1.70 lb.

No. 2 copper - $1.60 lb.

Brass - $1.00 lb.

Aluminium cans - 25 cents a lb.

Almost same price for Amarillo. They have a #1+ which would be a barrell full of new cutoffs. It will bring $110/ton:)

OldRedFord
07-05-2009, 01:22 PM
Just took a load of wire to the local scrap yard Thursday.

ACSR (this would have been the heavy aluminum wire between a electric meter and a main breaker panel) $0.20 LB

Insulated #2 $0.85 LB

Insulated #1 $1.30 LB

Harvuskong, do you all have "shredder" prices at the yards you call?

migwelder05
07-05-2009, 03:37 PM
whats the difference between #1 and #2 wire?

Harvuskong
07-05-2009, 04:42 PM
whats the difference between #1 and #2 wire?

Oh, it looks like .45 cent a lb difference.

Ah, I know that was not the answer that you needed.

I think that is based on the size of the wire inside the isulation. The bigger the wire strands the better the price.

Coarse, large dia. wire brings more than fine, small dia. wire.

I hope that is right.

Harvuskong
07-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Just took a load of wire to the local scrap yard Thursday.

Harvuskong, do you all have "shredder" prices at the yards you call?

I am a bit clueless on what "shredder" scrap is. I have never heard of the term.

Bobthewelder
07-05-2009, 07:49 PM
Our local is

Steel/iron $60. ton
#1 copper, (bare, uncoated) $1.82#
Electric motors .$21#

I didn't dig deaper as this wall I I needed to know.

greywynd
07-05-2009, 09:19 PM
I am a bit clueless on what "shredder" scrap is. I have never heard of the term.

Shredder scrap here is generally white goods (appliances) fence wire, dead body panels (fenders, hoods and the like) and everything else that doesn't fit into any other categories.

bgott
07-05-2009, 11:36 PM
whats the difference between #1 and #2 wire?

http://www.scrapindex.com/metal/usa/copper/index.html

Descriptions here.

baronthered
07-06-2009, 01:22 AM
Just took a load of wire to the local scrap yard Thursday.

ACSR (this would have been the heavy aluminum wire between a electric meter and a main breaker panel) $0.20 LB

Insulated #2 $0.85 LB

Insulated #1 $1.30 LB

whats the difference between #1 and #2 wire?

ACSR= Aluminum Conductor Steel Retainer. Basically it has a steel wire in the middle to keep it from sagging and stretching too ,uch under load. The insulated stuff don't have it in it because the entire conductor is Aluminum so it sells for more. the steel core can be taken out for a higher grade but depending on how much of ie you have and how big the conductor is it could be more trouble than its worth. Larger conductors will have more steel in the center so that would be something to consider.

OldRedFord
07-06-2009, 05:59 AM
Shredder scrap here is generally white goods (appliances) fence wire, dead body panels (fenders, hoods and the like) and everything else that doesn't fit into any other categories.


Same here. I had figured it was a common scrap yard term. :o

Insulated #2 copper wire....in my case this was a few old drop cords
Insulated #1 copper wire...electrical wiring (think ROMEX)

Its nice when your gutting a house and all the 40 year old wiring is getting replaced. :cool:

Harvuskong
07-06-2009, 10:16 AM
Same here. I had figured it was a common scrap yard term. :o

It may well be a common scrap yard term.

Just because I was not aware of it does not mean that it is not a common scrap yard term. I sell very little scrap other than aluminium cans from time to time.

I am not fussing. Nothing aginst you or anybody else.

Harvuskong
07-06-2009, 10:18 AM
http://www.scrapindex.com/metal/usa/copper/index.html

Descriptions here.

Thanks very much for the link, glad to have it and enjoyed looking at it.

bgott
07-06-2009, 07:55 PM
You're welcome!:)

Around here shredder scrap is called baling scrap.

Setup boy
07-07-2009, 06:38 PM
Do they sell brass shaft or:) aluminum drops??? Jerry

If your thinking what I'm thinking I've never asked. But if not than the joke is on me.:)

flametamer
07-22-2009, 07:52 AM
cars/long iron: $90/ton
short iron: $110/ton
UBC: .35/lb.

OleDog
07-22-2009, 11:42 AM
Prepared scrap (16 in. or less) in Dodge City Kansas: $135.00/Ton.

I've rolled up some old barbed wire and banded the rolls with Band-it strap. They will take it like that, but not w/o the secure banding. Seems like they dont like digging loose barbed wire out of the tracks on their excavators. go figure. :rolleyes:

midmosandblasting
07-22-2009, 12:59 PM
Clinton Mo. 120.00 per ton #2 steel..38 al cans . Thgat is all I checked this morn.

cramd
07-23-2009, 02:06 AM
I've rolled up some old barbed wire and banded the rolls with Band-it strap. They will take it like that......
Two scrap dealers here,neither one wants barbed wire at all.

HT1
07-23-2009, 05:41 AM
Prepared scrap (16 in. or less) in Dodge City Kansas: $135.00/Ton.

I've rolled up some old barbed wire and banded the rolls with Band-it strap. They will take it like that, but not w/o the secure banding. Seems like they dont like digging loose barbed wire out of the tracks on their excavators. go figure. :rolleyes:

they are being real nice to you, I worked a scrap yard 91 to 00 we would not accept any steel wire, or banding unless it was cut in 24in or shorter pieces, Our shredder would wrap it around the drums, and it was pure murder to get out

OleDog
07-24-2009, 11:39 AM
I went in yesterday and had 2980 lbs of barbed wire. At $135/T that made for a decent paycheck. At least it is better than putting them in a washout and burying the old wire. Sadly, I didn't get all of it prepared before running out of banding. I need to hurry and get more banding before my 20 y/o son goes back to college. lol. It is a pretty good job for him wrestling those 80 lb rolls of rusty wire.

OleDog

OLD MAN
07-24-2009, 07:42 PM
We roll them on a breakdown spool and tie together with more wire and then remove the spool.:)

Harvuskong
07-24-2009, 08:17 PM
We roll them on a breakdown spool and tie together with more wire and then remove the spool.:)

I have a feeling that I know where the breakdown spool came from.

And the factory is not very far from you either. :)

OLD MAN
07-24-2009, 09:46 PM
About 15 blocks.:)

CMHN
08-14-2009, 01:31 PM
Northeast PA

My scrap prices are as follows:

Copper $1.25 to $1.85
Brass 90¢ to $1.30
Clean Aluminum 25¢ to 55¢
Aluminum Cans 40¢
Stainless Steel 45¢
Steel & Iron $4.00 - $6.00 per 100
Appliances $4.00 per 100

This is what I am getting at the moment from my scrap guy.

I am currently cleaning an old farm of about 7 school buses, 2 storage trailers and a mess of farm equipment.

I have been taking everyting to my scrap guy and he takes it with no question, I had a mess of old rusty wire spools and he didnt even blink.

OLD MAN
08-15-2009, 05:54 AM
I have a feeling that I know where the breakdown spool came from.

And the factory is not very far from you either. :)

If you are ever in the area, come by and I will get you a tour of the factory.:)

Setup boy
09-04-2009, 08:01 AM
Reliable Auto Enterprises Pottstown Pa

Light Iron=$5.00/100#
All alum.=$.40/#
Brass=$1.35/#
Heater cores=$.98/#

engineman56
09-15-2009, 12:23 PM
Harv, I just took a load to the scrap yard yesterday. I had 1600lbs and got 106.00 in Ohio. Kevin

Harvuskong
11-20-2009, 09:26 PM
A few weeks ago, I was told by a friend that he had been getting about $130 a ton for scrap here in the Big Country.

No idea about the other prices at this time.

migwelder05
11-20-2009, 10:26 PM
last I was told steel was 7 cents a pound here.

OLD MAN
11-21-2009, 12:24 AM
A few weeks ago, I was told by a friend that he had been getting about $130 a ton for scrap here in the Big Country.

No idea about the other prices at this time.

That's about what we are getting. Copper is $2.50:)

tnmike
11-22-2009, 10:00 AM
These are the prices the scrapyard is charging me to buy. 11/20/09


steel 0.15/lb

AL 1.00/lb

lead 0.40/lb

Carbide 4.25/lb


I just missed a Cub Cadet 144 someone dumped this week. It was complete but they messed it up bad when the lift magnet took it off the truck and dropped it. Made me sick to my stomach. Even had disc brakes on the thing.
I did cabbage 27 new files, 4 large ammo cans (1500 rd 7.62) , a pintle hitch and hook and an aluminum block 2"x6"x10". Spent 17 bucks total for the haul. I am beginning the think you could make some real money going every day and selling on ebay/flea market. The files were in the drawer of a metal desk that was dumped.

cutter
11-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Mike my friend, we need to create a special category of membership just for people like you, along the line of Jack's Tool Whore carrier-status. :)
You and Photomask could be the charter members, making pikers of us all.

tnmike
11-22-2009, 05:33 PM
Thanks Cutter, that means a lot to me.:)

OLD MAN
11-23-2009, 06:36 AM
I pay $2/lb for aluminum but I get what I need. I don't have another supply except the round blanks we use on the RT. Some day I may put two of those together.:)

engineman56
11-23-2009, 11:02 PM
I just took a big load in last week. 4 V-8 engines, 9 car/truck rear ends/axels, 2 front sub frames, and some misc. junk laying around left over from stock car racing. I'm just cleaning up a severe mess at my house. Had 4540# on the dump truck (The Rolling Death Trap). Scrap was $110 CT, Total 222.95. This is the 6th load i've hauled out from here. Kevin

midmosandblasting
11-24-2009, 12:10 AM
And what are you trying to do win the good neighbor award ?

OLD MAN
11-26-2009, 03:06 AM
I just took a big load in last week. 4 V-8 engines, 9 car/truck rear ends/axels, 2 front sub frames, and some misc. junk laying around left over from stock car racing. I'm just cleaning up a severe mess at my house. Had 4540# on the dump truck (The Rolling Death Trap). Scrap was $110 CT, Total 222.95. This is the 6th load i've hauled out from here. Kevin

Keven. please hold up on the V-4's I have a friend needing parts. If I could find a back haul I would just buy him one. Jerry. :)

migwelder05
11-26-2009, 09:35 AM
Keven. please hold up on the V-4's I have a friend needing parts. If I could find a back haul I would just buy him one. Jerry. :)

I think he meant he took (4) V-8 blocks.

engineman56
11-26-2009, 09:28 PM
Calm Down Jerry, I'm not throwing away anything of valve just blown Chevy small blocks and worthless blown jeep engines, Camaro sub frames and all the usless truck rearends,nothing of any value. I still have all the good engines and the good parts. I still have all the wisconsin engines/parts. I just organized the junk here. I hope you all know here that I can't function without my junk. I just had to get rid of the scrap. Kevin

OldRedFord
12-17-2009, 08:26 AM
Dont have any Ford 9" third members laying around do you? :)

migwelder05
12-17-2009, 03:28 PM
Just took a little load off alum yesterday but I didn't look at the prices.

migwelder05
01-13-2010, 03:56 PM
I took 580 pounds yesterday and only got $38. :mad: Today I got $52 A little better price.

migwelder05
01-19-2010, 03:33 PM
Insulated copper wire is .75 a pound. Electric motors .18 a pound. Cant remember the rest

Setup boy
02-23-2010, 05:18 AM
Went yesterday with a coupla dryers, an old freezer and some odds and ends and got $7.00/100lbs. Also had some aluminum cans($.52/lb) and an aluminum awning($.50/lb) at Reliable.

OLD MAN
02-23-2010, 10:47 PM
Insulated copper wire is .75 a pound. Electric motors .18 a pound. Cant remember the rest

With your nubbin, are you still recycleing wire?:)

Destructo_d
02-24-2010, 02:14 AM
Insulated copper wire is .75 a pound. Electric motors .18 a pound. Cant remember the rest

Getting much better than me... 50 cent for insulated wire and 15 cents for motors... motors might have gone up as I haven't taken any in since last fall... I have a crate that I will take in when it is full.... should be about 1500 - 2000 pounds.....

Dave Lee
02-24-2010, 02:20 AM
I never knew, that they took motors, whole. I threw out a big bunch of them, some years ago because, I didn't feel like stripping them. Grrrrr.

Dave

migwelder05
02-24-2010, 03:16 PM
With your nubbin, are you still recycleing wire?:)
No not now, I cant hold the wire right to strip it, soon though.

I never knew, that they took motors, whole. I threw out a big bunch of them, some years ago because, I didn't feel like stripping them. Grrrrr.

Dave

My scrap yard take all kinds of things, I know old radiator pay pretty good for me.

We are doing TIG welding in my class right now on aluminum and I get to take all the scrap alum after its all welded on. :D

Rio_Grande
02-27-2010, 04:54 PM
scrap steel 215 ton this morning. I could get used to this,,, Not 6 months ago we were buying cars for 80.00 and only making money on the extras.. Just paid 200 for a ranger..

Team DeSade
02-28-2010, 11:19 AM
Scrap copper was $2.72 for #1 Friday. Made for a nice check when I dumped the 200# I'd forgot was sitting under the carport all these years. :)

Setup boy
02-28-2010, 05:17 PM
Scrap copper was $2.72 for #1 Friday. Made for a nice check when I dumped the 200# I'd forgot was sitting under the carport all these years. :)

Oh come on "forgot" or conveniently waited for the price to go up:rolleyes: Sure wish I had a big enough place to just forget scrap copper laying around:D

Oliver
03-22-2010, 07:47 PM
In North Adams, Mass, March 20

FE#1 HMS unprepared steel $.08/lb
Al Cast $.55/lb
BR Yellow $1.80/lb
CU#2 Copper $2.65/lb

OLD MAN
03-23-2010, 07:53 AM
Scrap in Amarillo is #220 a ton.

I have a riveted tank car. It is 1/2"thick and 8' wide and 30 feet long. It is on a stand made of drill steam that is 9' tall.

I made a deal with a junkie to cut off 9' of one end for me and he could have the rest. I even sold 9' off the other end for him for $500. He would have 14' in the middle and $500. He kept putting me off and I finally gave up.

Now it is very wet around it and I think I will find someone else to get it. I am planning on making an above ground storm shelter out of the end. Dig a 2' hole, set it in and run concrete. Cut a door and you are ready to go.:)

migwelder05
03-23-2010, 08:53 PM
Scrap in Amarillo is #220 a ton.

I have a riveted tank car. It is 1/2"thick and 8' wide and 30 feet long. It is on a stand made of drill steam that is 9' tall.

I made a deal with a junkie to cut off 9' of one end for me and he could have the rest. I even sold 9' off the other end for him for $500. He would have 14' in the middle and $500. He kept putting me off and I finally gave up.

Now it is very wet around it and I think I will find someone else to get it. I am planning on making an above ground storm shelter out of the end. Dig a 2' hole, set it in and run concrete. Cut a door and you are ready to go.:)

Man I would love to come down and cut that thing apart for scrap. :) :)

OLD MAN
03-23-2010, 09:23 PM
Just say when.:)

Setup boy
03-30-2010, 04:25 AM
Reliable is giving:
$.52/lb aluminum
$.55/lb al cans
$8.50/100lbs lt iron
and they now pay for propane bottles $.05/lb(no more driving to Bucks county to get rid of these babies wooohooo)

Bender
03-30-2010, 06:05 PM
I bought most of my box blade scrap at .25#

OldRedFord
04-02-2010, 07:59 AM
As of yesterday April 1st..

$10 per 100 lbs for the shredder, copper $2.80 a lb.

USMCPOP
04-05-2010, 12:05 PM
What's scrap stainless steel going for these days? Like a 4 foot x 6.5 foot by 1/8" sheet, not chips and stuff. At about 0.3 pounds per cubic inch, I figure it should weigh about 140 pounds.

I can get a sheet for $90. and just wondering if I can get about that for scrap. That would be about 65 cents per pound.

Setup boy
04-05-2010, 12:37 PM
What's scrap stainless steel going for these days? Like a 4 foot x 6.5 foot by 1/8" sheet, not chips and stuff. At about 0.3 pounds per cubic inch, I figure it should weigh about 140 pounds.

I can get a sheet for $90. and just wondering if I can get about that for scrap. That would be about 65 cents per pound.

Last that I had any it was about $.50ish/lb and that had to be close to last year. You would think with everything else moving up it would be too.

Setup boy
04-05-2010, 12:45 PM
Hey Pop don't know how close this place (http://www.strattonmetals.com/pricing/consume.html) is to you but you could call or email and get a rough idea on price.

USMCPOP
04-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Thanks, I'll give them a call. I told the guy I'd take it and the young one will pick it up tomorrow. I can use it but I'd rather try and scrap it out for a quick buck. It is supposed to be Hastelloy C. :eek: If so, then it could be worth in excess of $800. I was just looking at my fallback position if it's run-of-the-mill SS.

Don't know why he doesn't scrap it other than the fact that he got it free awhile back and probably doesn't want to be bothered. He's used it as a bed liner in his truck and is selling the truck.

Setup boy
04-05-2010, 01:34 PM
Wow expensive bedliner:D

USMCPOP
04-05-2010, 04:23 PM
Wow expensive bedliner:D

We shall see. I might sell the truck and just hire 4 boys to carry me to and fro on a Hastelloy sheet. :D

Destructo_d
04-05-2010, 04:25 PM
Here's todays prices for interior of British Columbia. Canada

batteries $4.00/each
#2 copper $2.70/lb
airconditioning fins $1.20/lb
mixed clean brass $1.70/lb
clean aluminum $0.50/ln
electric motors $.020/lb

USMCPOP
04-05-2010, 04:31 PM
I have a couple other things to sell. One is a ration of C$#P and the other is a pound or two of Unobtanium. What are those worth? I got those free when I asked my son to go get the sheet of whatever it is. :rolleyes:

EDIT: Well, my young one (Tan) picked it up today and seems a bit more pleased. He thinks it probably is exotic because of the appearance and feel. Apparently the owner was a pipefitter/welder (inside - stainless fab and that sort of stuff). Said they had a job about 10-12 years ago that needed just a bit and they had to have a whole sheet sent in from Alabama or somewhere for about $1,500. He got it for free. We'll find a place with one of those analyzer guns and see what it's made of. Tan will check with his welding and machining instructors to see who in the area is the most likely to give an honest price.

USMCPOP
04-08-2010, 12:35 PM
I just started calling around at the scrappers. So far, the only local price I've gotten for "hasty-C" is $5.80/lb. Another guy needs to look it up and was busy on the scales today. Both places have an analyzer, so I can probably find out what it is even if I don't take their price.

Harvuskong
06-19-2010, 05:49 PM
Abilene TX - Pine Street Salvage - No.1 Prepared Steel - .07 per lb.

Al. irrigation pipe, clean, no cast Al ends - .50 lb.

They have several old propane tanks in the scrap piles, some are big double bobtail truck tanks. Did see some various sizes of pipe there too. Some really large.

And a old Cat D7 dozer, a D8H, an old D12 grader and a very, very old small Cat dozer that I could not tell what it what model that it was.

OldRedFord
08-23-2010, 12:24 AM
"shredder" scrap is $0.06 a lb, copper $2.00 a lb.

Harvuskong
05-04-2011, 08:25 AM
Well, Jim-TX has just reported in another thread that he sold scrap for 9.5 cents per pound in Abilene.

What is the report from the rest of the memebership in various other areas of the USA and other countries??

randydupree
05-04-2011, 06:09 PM
I sold scrap steel/mixed for $8 per hundred today,i could have gotten $10 per,but it would be a longer drive,more red lights/traffic and most likely a flat tire at that yard.
I took the easy way out and it cost me $60.

Tom Zachman
05-04-2011, 08:06 PM
We have a successful scrapper here but the courts do better from the overweight trailers.

NC Fabricator25
05-05-2011, 07:04 AM
Scrap steel going for $0.10 - $0.12 cents per lb here in Charlotte, NC.

Which of course doesn't impact me much - I much prefer going to the scrapyard empty and coming home with a full load :devil: There are two scrapyards around here that sell, the last one I visited the price was $0.35 per lb for regular steel scrap, which is about right, it's typically 3X the price of what they buy for.

Latest new steel purchases of small bar stock, angle, tube, etc. was right at $1.00 per lb. :mad:

-David

Ironman
05-05-2011, 07:35 PM
I sold those cars I loaded on a trailer back in ORF's thread for $185/ton.
Three barrels of scrap from shop production(#1 scrap) for $260/ton at Blackfoot Metals in Calgary. They will pay .30/lb for copper-bearing, and .20/lb for older copper-bearing(those old heavy cast iron motors.)
I was quoted at $125/ton for scrap cars at General Scrap in Edmonton today, and I laughed at him.

randydupree
05-05-2011, 08:28 PM
we hauled a small load of bolts and nuts today,900lbs and got 12 cents per LB.
All used bolts off my bolt table...

Gravy
05-05-2011, 09:05 PM
From the sign at the scrapyard today:
$9 per 100 for scrap steel
$10 per 100 for cars

The sorry SOB's won't sell in home shop quantities.

48Willys
05-08-2011, 08:23 PM
I got $220 a ton for cars and scrap steel was $180 a ton. They say it's going down next month.

migwelder05
05-26-2011, 03:33 PM
#1 copper is $3.40 a pound here. Sell it while its good.

dpaulson
05-26-2011, 07:17 PM
I took a 10 ton load to Wheat City in Regina, Sk. today. What I thought was #2 prepared scrap, turn out as sheddy mtl. because some metal has paint on it. I don't know when they changed that rule, never had a problem of that before. The extra 'tookage' amounts to 20.00/ton difference. #1 scrap was 1/4" and heavier. #2 includes lighter than 1/4 and tin. Prepared is 18" x 36" and smaller. Shreddy is cars, combines, appliances, and now anything with paint.

Andyman
06-03-2011, 03:24 PM
Took a small load of scrap steel in today got .005cent a # for 141#s. Maybe i just went to the wrong place?

v8garage
07-03-2011, 02:00 PM
Shredder material is selling for 220 a ton in Grandview, Texas. #2 copper is $3.10 a pound.
V/8

Ironman
07-06-2011, 10:24 PM
I took a 10 ton load to Wheat City in Regina, Sk. today. What I thought was #2 prepared scrap, turn out as sheddy mtl. because some metal has paint on it. I don't know when they changed that rule, never had a problem of that before. The extra 'tookage' amounts to 20.00/ton difference. #1 scrap was 1/4" and heavier. #2 includes lighter than 1/4 and tin. Prepared is 18" x 36" and smaller. Shreddy is cars, combines, appliances, and now anything with paint.

I think you better check things out, I think you are getting screwed.

Tally ZJ
08-08-2011, 11:02 PM
Tallahassee Florida:

Took some scrap in today.

Prices are:

- Mixed metals pays $.10 a pound
- Clean steel pays $.11 a pound
- Pure clean aluminum and soda cans pays $.46 a pound

tnmike
08-09-2011, 05:18 AM
Soda cans were bringing .75 / lb here about a month ago. You can buy scrap steel for .20/lb.

Harvuskong
01-03-2012, 01:18 PM
Any recent scrap metal sales that reveal the current market prices for same?

Harvuskong
01-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Any recent scrap metal sales that reveal the current market prices for same?

Any one selling any scrap??

Or are you holding on to it for future projects?

Scrapper Greg
01-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Took some junk furaces in the other day, got $8.50/ 100lb

mudbug
01-23-2012, 05:49 PM
It's bringing $12 a hundred around here.... Figures... I gave away 4-5 vehicles when it was $3.50 :mad:

I just couldn't work at a scrap yard...MY pile would be larger than the bosses..:devil:..... They could be making far more money if they sorted things out...:eek:

cutter
01-23-2012, 06:48 PM
Any one selling any scrap??


Might look here (http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=29441).

tnmike
01-26-2012, 10:56 AM
The buy price here is .20/lb.

redfarm
01-26-2012, 11:12 AM
bought some AR400 drops last evening (28"x 10') for .35/lb. Still doing my happy dance this morning.

derekpfeiffer
01-26-2012, 12:07 PM
bought some AR400 drops last evening (28"x 10') for .35/lb. Still doing my happy dance this morning.

WOW I would be too!!!

Harvuskong
11-24-2012, 10:34 PM
It has been more than a few months since any one posted any reports on scrap metal sales and purchases.

What is the current market on scrap metal??

tnmike
11-26-2012, 05:39 AM
I just bought steel for .20/lb, copper wire for $2.00/lb and copper sheet for $4.00/lb. I was lucky to find a sheet of copper 3ftx 15ft x .040". Snapped it up for 84 dollars.

midmosandblasting
11-26-2012, 11:34 AM
Friday central mo. 180 a ton steel 190 if one of the high producers.Yep local yard pays more to those over a ton a week for months.