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    On that note about local yards, this was the first time I actually saw a collection area of computer and/or circuit boards. I hadn't previously noticed that they too buy this commodity. But $0.08 per pound??? That just kinda blew me away for some reason. Maybe i'm wrong but I just somehow thought that there was a greater value with ewaste.
    (I am assuming that circuit boards are generally what ewaste is considered to be? Very new to scraping here).



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    I'm assuming you're talking about Pacific Recycling in Billings, Montana? If so, you couldn't pay me enough to step forward in that yard again. Absolutely the worse customer experience I've had in any business of any type. As long as Christine works there, I'd never go back, regardless of prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaser1 View Post
    But $0.08 per pound???
    I'd love to get $0.08 /lb for junk boards !

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    I have never had good luck in Billings. I ended up selling in Sheridan, WY to Zowada Recycling, a mom and pop operation. I am not sure they deal in ewaste, but I know at one time they were competitive with copper and aluminum.
    Give back more to this world than we take.

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    I'd love to get $0.08 /lb for junk boards ![/QUOTE]

    They dropped their prices on ewaste down to $0.035/lb last week. The funny thing is Pacific Steel currently has the highest prices for ewaste in the city. They even beat the certified ewaste recycling company by a whopping 3.5 cents per pound.

    Definitely a good opportunity. I am for sure planning to jump into the market in the next few months.

    As one quote goes: "nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406Refining View Post
    I'd love to get $0.08 /lb for junk boards !
    They dropped their prices on ewaste down to $0.035/lb last week. The funny thing is Pacific Steel currently has the highest prices for ewaste in the city. They even beat the certified ewaste recycling company by a whopping 3.5 cents per pound.

    Definitely a good opportunity. I am for sure planning to jump into the market in the next few months.

    As one quote goes: "nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity"[/QUOTE]

    You need to talk to the right person. They still list prices on a subscription service that I have. Prices are for LARGE quantities. They are not bad. Contact info that I saw was at the Nampa, Idaho location.

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    Everyone needs to talk to their local yards. Some of them have incentives for loyal customers. River metals in Somerset has a card that they stamp every time you bring something in. After 10 stamps, they give you 5 cents on the pound extra for any non ferrous and $10/ton on ferrous. I take my copper and aluminum and higher prices items in as I need money, and my shred/tin/appliances, get my card stamped, then when I get a few hundred pounds of electric motors, insulated#2, and lowgrade e scrap, then I take it off and get 5cents extra. Every 100 pounds is $5 extra. When u have 500 pounds of boards and motors, you get $25 extra, which kinda makes it worth while, sence the prices are so low. They also do $10 extra on the ton for ferrous, which means that I get $150/ton on short steel instead of $140.

    Also, some yards do dealer pricing if you have enough Valium. It's usually 5-10 cents extra over the general public prices.

    So check with your local yards, because they are not going to offer these incentives. You will have to ask, because they are not going to volunteer this, it's money out of their pockets,(no offence to any yard owners, it's just business,). 😀

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