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    I haven't bothered to fire up my truck at least not to pickup any metal at these prices.

    It's not worth it to me to pickup anything unless it's something on the street where I live, or things being disposed of at work. If I didn't live within 2 miles of a yard I wouldn't even collect on my own street.



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    I just hauled in a trailer load of iron (shred) in Houston. $0.03 a pound. 3,540 # = $106.20. That is the lowest I have seen since I have been hauling in scrap metal (started in 2006).

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    Sheet iron $.04 lb.
    Better than the dump!

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    I have been having to charge to pick up any metal here lately

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    I have been having to charge to pick up any metal here lately
    I had wondered how that would work for you, if you were doing a clean out and there was lots of metal if and how it could effect the price you charge. I would think you could get enough scrap metal to cover dump fees when prices were higher...

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    It did affect prices in the past.........When metal was at an all time high we would factor the value of the metal into the bid and possibly give a discount on trash based on volume of metal..........I don't really haul much straight trash anymore........I try to concentrate on metal only but at these prices I have to charge minimum of $25 to all residential customers just to cover gas and basic expenses...........We still remove all electronics for free and even pay a small fee if they have enough of something that we want..........Each individual call is different but the normal homeowner who calls needing to get rid of an old fridge gets charged every time now

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    $104/ton at the shredder yard in Sioux City

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    Shredder yard now 95/ton. 5/ton bump. i'll take it after my 4th day in a row of dumping just shred. busy busy busy

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    Down to $60 a ton Atlas Metal and Iron of Aurora.

    Explains why today on curbs everywhere NOTHING is being picked up. I watched known scrappers drive by appliances and other metal on curbs nearby.

    I have a regular that contacted me yesterday that's nearby. The ONLY reason I am recycling anything for them is to keep the rapport I have with them, my son might end up working there. They are less than a mile from the yard, I am off today - but even with that... only reason to do it is to keep a good relationship with them.

    I did get quite a bit of metal from them 1600lbs so far - and I can pick up more, but long explanation short my first load/receipt of the day is the saddest one since I started part time recycling - but it made sense to go straight to the yard even with the truck not full..
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    Hauled loads in last Wednesday and Thursday to Sioux City and shred was steady at $104/ton. Hauled my non ferrous in Friday and overheard the counter gal on the phone. Shred is now $85/ton. $19 drop overnight

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    Still holding $60-65 a ton here. I was told it's supposed to go down even more.

    Bums me out because with one of my "regulars" - I don't want to lose them - I hauled 6 loads in 4 hours Saturday averaged ~500 pounds each load - large items so couldn't make the loads more heavy and had to use my sawzall more than once, but my customer is 1.6 miles from the scrapyard. ~5600 lbs total all ferrous last week from them. I've been on a Keto diet for a while and have been lifting weights and lost a bunch of weight so I look at it as getting paid a little bit to workout - that way it doesn't bum me out as much.

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    The stove I picked up was sitting out by the trailer and I was getting a bit anxious to get it out of my yard. I went down to drop off some money into the banl and noticed a MWOTR alongside the road. I thought that maybe I would pick it up and add it to the stove... Ahh... Maybe I will, maybe I won't... Heading back to the house, they had added a washer. Okay, now I'm in. I head back and get the trailer and pick the micro and washer and throw the oven on. Not a huge load, but it was better than a kick in the a$$ (though, admittedly, not much)
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    Shred hanging tough at 4 cents a pound here in DFW.

    I just took in 720# along with 164# of leadacid batteries (22cents#) and took my bride to our favorite Chinese place for dinner.

    Got enough left over for a case of beer.

    Life is good.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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