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    shred

    what do yall put in shred



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    If it is magnetic it goes in shred, unless it is cast iron or more than 1/4 inch thick.
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    everything that isn't worth the time to break down, depending on how much time you have and volume you deal with, that list can vary from person to person.

    for me (and I deal with mostly e-scrap, not exclusively, but 80% of my volume or so) my shred is mainly printers after i pull off the casing and remove the boards, cartridges/toner, RAM and hard drives (if they are there). When I scrap an appliance, I remove any easily accessible wiring, motors and boards (if they have any) and then fill it with my printer shred and off it goes. I put all of the screws that I remove from anything I take apart into a coffee can (get those big red ones from my office) and when it's about 3/4 full, it goes in there too.
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    shred

    As it sits now I break down about everything all the way. my shred is about 98% steel.

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    Anything that's mostly metallic and "tin." So...for me it's stuff like A/C shells, fridges/freezers after I pull the compressors/copper/wiring, dryers after I pull the copper-wound motors (dirty aluminum-wound ones aren't worth the time IMO, at least for the price I get), washers, dishwashers, bikes, grills...pretty much anything that's steel and not short steel or cast iron. And for any of the above stuff, I pull anything that's easy to get off/out that's non-ferrous. Sometimes I'll fill a gutted printer with screws and other odd bits of tin and toss that into the pile.
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    If I can remove the plastic or wood easy enough then I do, if not then into the shred it goes. I keep a coffee can for screws, nails and such. Then toss coffee can into microwave with other small items and close it up. Just keep in mind if your yard pays for dirty aluminum keep it separate. When I started out I thought it would have to go with the steel as I did not know that they had a dirty aluminum category.
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    dirty aluminum for me is barely above shred price so I really don't make too much of an effort unless it's relatively easy to "clean up"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyNoNeck View Post
    dirty aluminum for me is barely above shred price so I really don't make too much of an effort unless it's relatively easy to "clean up"
    $.25 a lb here vs $.08 for steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    $.25 a lb here vs $.08 for steel
    0.15/pound vs 0.11/pound for shred

    So...definitely worth it for you. Me? Not so much.

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    I am taking a load of shred tomorrow. .09 a Lb is the best I found around here. I need to call 1 more place but it looks like that's it. One place said the will only take 100+ lbs. I only have a pick up full. Mower deck, engine, car speakers, exercise bike and a few odds and ends. I may take my case aluminium if I can brake down a chop saw I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterandscrapper View Post
    what do yall put in shred
    I put little kids in my shed Amish style , now for shred it's all computer cases , steel grills , printers and anything else I am impatient to breakdown further . I try to only take my steel in about once a month so it's worth the trip . Glad your still scrapping keep at it !
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    I do mostly ewaste as well, so if it sticks to a magnet it's tin/shred. Get the good stuff out and shred the rest. I also take the small parts and load up the pc cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyNoNeck View Post
    0.15/pound vs 0.11/pound for shred

    So...definitely worth it for you. Me? Not so much.
    same argument could be made for short steel vs tin then. that's about the normal price difference.

    some heavy things are dirty aluminum, such as : mower engines, some car parts, some lawn chairs, swiffers(not heavy, but they are everywhere)
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    Everything that sticks to a magnet including: Washers, dryers, fridges, freezers, water heaters, thin car parts, vacuums, , dishwashers, car rims with tires (Possible weight deduction), lawnmowers, cars, BBQ's, etc. I love hauling shred to be honest, I just find it fun for some reason. The only thing I separate from the shred are brake rotors and non ferrous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInTheHat View Post
    same argument could be made for short steel vs tin then. that's about the normal price difference.

    some heavy things are dirty aluminum, such as : mower engines, some car parts, some lawn chairs, swiffers(not heavy, but they are everywhere)
    Yeah but I'm usually running in heavy loads of tin and short steel so the price difference does make it worth it to stash and separate. I don't get enough dirty aluminum that I can't clean up to make it worth separating. Sometimes, yes, but usually not.

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    everything in the trailer now sticks to magnet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitar View Post
    The only thing I separate from the shred are brake rotors and non ferrous.
    Educate me on this? I brought a load to DH Griffin this am and got .10 a lb. I had a set of rotors in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwajunkie View Post
    Educate me on this? I brought a load to DH Griffin this am and got .10 a lb. I had a set of rotors in there.
    Brake rotors go as "autocast" at my yard, .14/lb I believe. The thickness of the metal is why it gets a better price, also possibly the quality of the steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralAluminum View Post
    Brake rotors go as "autocast" at my yard, .14/lb I believe. The thickness of the metal is why it gets a better price, also possibly the quality of the steel.
    Cast iron drums and rotors pay a premium because they are high carbon cast steel and are loaded in the melting pot with more effientcy. More pounds or material per cubic foot. Same for the transportation factor.
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