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    Quote Originally Posted by eesakiwi View Post
    I sold some Copper wire today, dunno what grade it was but its varnish covered Copper wire. Its not #2 like it once was.
    Last time i sold it, a vouple of months ago, they called it 'Burnt Copper wire' & i got NZ$ 7.00/Kg.
    Today i got NZ$ 6.70/Kg.

    Cat convertors have gone up from NZ$ 35 each to NZ$ 80 each n a NZ scrap prices internet site.
    Scrap Metal Price, Pricelist - Metalcorp NZ. Last updated 29 July 2019.
    The NZ$ 1 is worth US$ 0.66 cents.

    100 Octane Petrol is NZ$ 2.19/litre
    Milks NZ$1.70/litre
    500gms of Butter = NZ$5+
    Chocolates NZ$3+ for 170 gms.
    Hot roasted chickens NZ$12 +
    Apples NZ$ 4 + Kg
    Frozen veges NZ$ 3+ Kg.
    Standard Icecreams NZ$ 5+ for 2 litres. Fancy icecream is NZ$ 7 + a Kg.
    I ran a few of the numbers. ( Hopefully got it right. )

    The varnish coated wire would be classed as #2 copper here. You're getting 2.01 USD/lb in NZ. They're paying about 1.90 USD/lb at one of the local scrapyards here.



    You're paying about 5.50 USD/gallon for 100 octane fuel where you are. Our gas station is selling 87 octane ( 10% ethanol blend ) fuel for 2.80 USD/gallon this summer. They may be about the same kind of petrol because the British figure their octane ratings a little differently than they do here in the states. About 90 - 95% of the vehicles on the road here run 87 octane.

    We do have flex fuel vehicles here. They can run anything with an octane from 87 to about 105. There's a fuel called E85 that has an octane of 100+. It's a blend of 15% gasoline and 85% ethanol. I've never seen it but it's available in other parts of the country where they turn large amounts of corn waste & other crops into ethanol.

    Milk is about 4.24USD/gal. in NZ. The national average here in the states is about 4.02 USD/gal so not a big difference there.
    Last edited by hills; 08-20-2019 at 09:08 AM.

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    .32 for cans. cashed in my 10 month beer can hoard, 164 lbs.

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    40 cents/lb here. But i get a good regular supply from all my neighbors that drink like sailors on shore leave.

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    .40 a pound here. Down from .43 a pound last time I went in April.

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    On 12-5-2019 cans were down to .28/lb. Pretty crappy, but the other place is at .20/lb

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    $.75 a pound must be un crushed for this price.
    Better than the dump!

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    We're a bottle deposit state so the aluminum beverage containers are worth a nickel each. I was curious, so i weighed up a bunch last week and it worked out that they're paying about 1.20 / lb . to the scrappers.

    Plastic beverage containers vary quite a bit because large liquor bottles are a heavy thick plastic and 500ml water bottles weigh very little. Maybe .30 to 1.50 / lb depending on the bottle ?

    We have whole pickup truck loads come into our redemption center on a regular basis. One of the guys i work with makes an extra 150.00 $ a month from picking up bottles on the side of the road.

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    I sold some cans today, a boot load full.
    Got NZ$8.40 for 14 Kgs @ NZ$0.60/Kg. ( Used to be NZ$1/Kg )

    Also sold
    Stainless steel. 4Kg @ NZ$0.90/Kg = NZ$3.60
    Copper burnt #2 8Kg @ NZ$6.40/Kg = NZ$51.20
    Alum dom 6Kg @ NZ$0.70/Kg = NZ$4.20
    Alum Ex. 7Kg @ NZ$1.30 = NZ$9.10

    Our Aluminium prices have dropped a lot from my standard average of NZ$1/Kg
    & Ali ex @ NZ$1.50/Kg

    Coppers still good.
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    I just called. Price here is 0.25/lb for cans; also sheet iron 82.00 a ton.

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    Well the good news is the yards are essential and still open
    The other news is paying 10 to 16 cents lb
    For ABC

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    My go to scrap yard is no longer buying alum cans of plastic #1 beverage bottles
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    My go to scrap yard is no longer buying alum cans of plastic #1 beverage bottles
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    Interesting. I got $0.20 for sheet/cast/mixed alum today, I think the same place has aluminum cans at $0.22/lb..... Interesting that they would quit buying them all-together.

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    Cans are up .03/lb. was .25 now .28. Nice little suprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    Cans are up .03/lb. was .25 now .28. Nice little suprise
    Seems everything has been going up recently! Hooray!

    Shred is up 1cent/lb, batteries are up 3c/lb, alum up 2c/lb, Icw up nearly 20c/lb..... Things are moving the right direction!

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    My scrap yard still is NOT buying them.

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    Cans $.50 - $.25 a pound here. And only 2 places paying 50 cents.

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    Last time I took cans in it was $.15/lb. All the aluminum was that price too. Small one man yard, sells to the bigger yards. Always has better can prices than the bigger yard in the woods or the other recycling companies in the area.

    I remember 25 years ago I was getting $.40-55/lb when Reynolds had those semi trailers in the back parking lot of grocery stores.
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    Here in aust we have the 10c a can drop off...saw one guy with 120kgs of crushed cans... in case you were wondering theres 9320 cans in 120kg crushed.
    gut walked out with $932....

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    $.50 a pound

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    $0.25 a pound. Ill take it

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