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    Thumbs down So China is falling - How far down are your prices?

    In Ottawa, Canada, where I live, Shred price is down to $75/MT from $90/Mt in 2 weeks. Copper #1 is down to $2.30 from $2.50 and #2 is down to $2.10 from $2.30.

    I've been doing a lot more small engine repairs and disassembly of scrap - also thinking of getting into value added plastics recycling.



    Interested to hear what is going on elsewhere.



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    In Wyoming, we're at $40/Ton for shred (Our tons are 2000#). More than scrap value is always a winner- especially now....
    More than Scrap Value Shipment Tips: http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap...tml#post242349

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    So China is falling - How far down are your prices?

    jumped from 90 to 100 other day. ill check tomorow

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    $40 / ton here in eastern Maine for light iron

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    My yard stopped buying unprepared steel today. Closed out at $20 per short ton.

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    Still 120 a ton here. It was 50 back in January.

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    I got 125 a gross ton yesterday at my main yard. Its been 125 for about 2 months.
    I'm going to recycle the world.

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    I've been getting .065/lb for shred and .0775/lb for clean iron, .09/lb for heavy melt for a few months, but then I've noticed my yards prices are always 2-4 weeks behind the American's that post on the forum. I always know when the prices will drop significantly because you guys give me a heads up. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarrecycling View Post
    $40 / ton here in eastern Maine for light iron
    wow, Topsfield...been awhile since I've been there. Did some deer hunting up in Codyville. Population 6 I think

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    no I seen an increase in heavy and shred this past few months I do shred local because of bulk so only 3.25clb but for heavy I ship out and its went up a little last week to 10.5clb so doing good with prices for now lol

    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralAluminum View Post
    I've been getting .065/lb for shred and .0775/lb for clean iron, .09/lb for heavy melt for a few months, but then I've noticed my yards prices are always 2-4 weeks behind the American's that post on the forum. I always know when the prices will drop significantly because you guys give me a heads up. Thanks.

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    150 / NT Here! Getting a great price and am really liking taking in steel, copper is down at $2.30 #1 though

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    Called Schnitzers and got quoted $50 for shred. Then he put a buyer on the line and HE offered $90 for light/$110 for heavy.
    A quick phone call to my Pacific guy and he said they'd match it.
    Competing nicely. Now, if only Pacific had a magnet.....

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    So China is falling - How far down are your prices?

    110 - 120 a ton shred or 125-140 heavy / prep for me
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    A magnet isn't the only thing that they need.

    It sure would help, though. Even the local yard has a magnet!

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    I took a trunk lot of shred in today before work to my new nearby yard (loving that big place!!). "Tin" is up to $80 a ton which is a 100% increase in th elast 2 months. I sold a little Cu at $2.00 for #1 (Devin, I consider this "good" for around here recently) and $1.80 for #2. Only had a few pounds each though. $2 a pound is about the best there is for any scrap metal around here. Sounds like the "heartland" for shred is ok compared to the coasts. I suspect middle of the continent buyers have end-users in the general region or next one over whereas West and East Coast guys are feeling the full affects of China's economic flu...

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    Steel down $80 a ton since Jan around here

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    Port perry is 125-130 for mix /shred

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    I took in some metal yesterday.
    Light gauge was NZ$10 a ton.... That's US$7 Per 1000kgs....

    Lucky I don't scrap ferrous....

    Got NZ$6.25 / kg for Copper #2. Great price!!! Was expecting less than $6. Even $5....
    Ali prices were good too, above $1.10/ kg
    I think I am getting 'special prices' now. Ssssshhh don't tell anyone...

    NZ$360 in my pocket ($300 US$?)

    Heavy steel still has a proper price

    Oh, they forgot to pay me for the copper domestic. I know what happened though. I had things seperated and they pulled my 'burnt copper wire' out of my 'domestic copper' sack and gave me 'Copper #2' price for it.
    Then we put the domestic copper sack aside and forgot about it.

    Oh, I did get a low price for my car battery's. 45cents a kg rather than the 70cents/kg that I thought it was worth.. That was weird. ('roll the r when you say "weirrrrd") cost me $20 odd.

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    in the SE steel will drop the first of next month expect to see retail pricing slip immediately

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    $110/ton here for shred down from $115 a couple of weeks ago. It's holding while everything else is dropping.

    I live between 2 steel mills and that's who the local yard mostly sells to.


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