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    latest run

    well, thought id drop a line about my latest run.. we got roadside on at the moment so lotta people out and about.
    usually i leave the light gauge and stuff for the bloke with bigger transport, and look for mainly non ferrous.
    pick up abit of burnt copper from motors (air compressors mainly) quiet a few starter motors, fair bit of cast ally,
    lot of old computers which i collect boards out of for gold ap recovery, heaps of low grade copper wire which adds up, and a bit of ally.
    managed to net about $470 aud which wasn't too bad for an hour after work collecting and 2 hours breaking it down on sunday.
    hey any other aussies in here? drop a line if ya local. be keen to hear about other collections and how it breaks down and happy to compare prices around the globe... will be back at it again untill its all gone


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    Quote Originally Posted by huntersarrow View Post
    well, thought id drop a line about my latest run.. we got roadside on at the moment so lotta people out and about.
    usually i leave the light gauge and stuff for the bloke with bigger transport, and look for mainly non ferrous.
    pick up abit of burnt copper from motors (air compressors mainly) quiet a few starter motors, fair bit of cast ally,
    lot of old computers which i collect boards out of for gold ap recovery, heaps of low grade copper wire which adds up, and a bit of ally.
    managed to net about $470 aud which wasn't too bad for an hour after work collecting and 2 hours breaking it down on sunday.


    hey any other aussies in here? drop a line if ya local. be keen to hear about other collections and how it breaks down and happy to compare prices around the globe... will be back at it again untill its all gone
    That is not a bad run...

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    You must of picked up a lot stuff to amass that much kangaroo money. I just looked up and the Aussie dollar is worth 69 cents USD so you haul would be $324 here. There must have been a lot of fairly clean Cu in your pickups, not going to get over $300 USD with cast alum and insulated wire unless you're picking it up at almost every household. People must have been throwing out a lot on non-ferrous, nice score!!

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    cheers, im getting $4.6 for my burnt copper (out of motors) and .75c for my cast ally and $1.5 for my low grade wire, .70 for my stainless
    $1 for extrude ally. mamaged to fit it all in one ute load, also $3.5 for brass whick i got abit of the s/s sinks. copper was out of 2 old instant hot water units and air cons..

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    I find it best, because we use Metric measurements here in NZ, to save as much of any one metal up as possible & take it in then.
    A feed/seed sack is a good size for Aluminium. Great for Copper @ 55 Kgs a sackfull.
    A fadge ( Gaylord for Americans ) ( LoL @ both ) for Ali drink cans.

    The thing is, every weigh up is a bit over what the number is. Like a 10 Kg weighup is anything between 10.01 Kgs & 10.99 Kgs. So a average of 10.5 Kgs on that weigh up.
    So every 10 sales of Copper costs you 5 Kgs in Copper weight.
    @ 5 Kgs a sale, thats 10% of your weight lost.
    Americans & British use Lbs so their division is in 454 grams & nowhere as noticable.
    I noticed last week where the guy pulled out some Domestic from my burnt Copper wire & 13 Kgs become 11 plus 1 Kgs....

    Also, if you do save it up ( and store it 8n a safe place & dont tell anybody ) once you get to 200 Kgs, call your scrapyard & say that you "have a good amount, over 200 Kgs etc " & they might need something like that to fill a order & will pay a bit extra for it.
    Even competing yards call up other yards to do this, even in competition they know that they both can make more $$ in the long term by doing this.
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    cheers, im getting $4.6 for my burnt copper (out of motors) and .75c for my cast ally and $1.5 for my low grade wire, .70 for my stainless
    $1 for extrude ally. mamaged to fit it all in one ute load, also $3.5 for brass whick i got abit of the s/s sinks. copper was out of 2 old instant hot water units and air cons..
    So, when you're saying $4.60 for copper, you're probably measuring it in kilograms, correct? Your $4.60 divide by 2.2 would be about 2.09 a pound here. Take your Aussie dollar value (69%) of USD and that translate to $1.44 U.S. Still, that's a lot of scrap to find in a couple hours, how many times to they do "roadside" down there, once a year...?

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    we do roadside twice a year.. yeah all weights in kg. got lucky and most of it was in one spot. get a bit from the tip every now and again, $1 per sink and ill only grab the ones with any brass fittings on them so its adds up. but almost at the end now and getting scarce...


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