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  1. What size transformers are you talking about? ...

    What size transformers are you talking about?

    Around here aluminum wire microwave transformers are shred/light iron. If you remove the aluminum wire the iron cores are then #1 steel. Unless all...
  2. I doubt those "brass" lamps are made of pewter as...

    I doubt those "brass" lamps are made of pewter as pewter is more expensive than brass. In my experience "brass" lamps and such are die cast zinc that are brass plated.
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    Some yards pay the same price per pound for small...

    Some yards pay the same price per pound for small lead acid batteries as for car batteries. Other yards pay a lower price or don't take them at all.

    You have to check with the yards in your area...
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    Being near Trenton, NJ I am not near a Weitsman...

    Being near Trenton, NJ I am not near a Weitsman yard, but look at a Weitsman price sheet when I can find one.

    The December 3, 2020 price sheet show tin/light iron at $220 GT. That is $196.43 net...
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    Those prices sound like dirty aluminum prices,...

    Those prices sound like dirty aluminum prices, not copper prices.

    Assuming it is copper and not aluminum wire, then remove the paper and it should go as #2 copper.
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    This thead is a question - Low radiation steel AKA Low-background steel is...

    Low radiation steel AKA Low-background steel is more valuable than normal steel.

    Making Geiger counters requires it.
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    Mega shredder yard has reopened to the general...

    Mega shredder yard has reopened to the general public (must wear a mask).

    Light iron is $5.50 a hundred ($110 net ton), up from the local low of $3.50 a hundred (April 15th). That is a 57%...
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    Where in Central NJ are you? I'm near Trenton NJ...

    Where in Central NJ are you? I'm near Trenton NJ the center of Central NJ and prices have been $.045 a lb for light iron.
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    Weitsman Huge December Price Increase

    Anyone know what is going on with the Weitsman huge price increase of $50 per GT for shred (up to $155 GT Owego)? I can't find any news that steel mill prices are up $50 per GT for shredded steel for...
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    "Die cast .35" "Zinc .40" Here Die cast and...

    "Die cast .35"

    "Zinc .40"

    Here Die cast and Zinc are the considered the same metal and only pay .10 . Only wish I could get .35 or .40 for Zinc.
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    This week one shredder yard dropped price from...

    This week one shredder yard dropped price from $120 net ton to $100, other shredder yard dropped price from $120 net ton to $105.

    No longer makes sense for me to pick up and haul in light iron....
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    Social Security numbers for deceased people are...

    Social Security numbers for deceased people are not destroyed they are put in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). The SSDI exists for financial institutions to verify that the Social Security...
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    This "FRESH CUT BG/SBLC" is a big scam. Stay far...

    This "FRESH CUT BG/SBLC" is a big scam. Stay far away.
  14. Florida | National - And what makes Frigidaire and Soleus Air...

    And what makes Frigidaire and Soleus Air dehumidifiers worth up to $40.00?
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    rant thread - PA gas tax went up 8 cents on JAN 1 2017. No...

    PA gas tax went up 8 cents on JAN 1 2017. No increase I can find for 2019.

    As I live in PA on the border with NJ I buy my gas when I go to the scrapyard in Trenton.
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    Trenton NJ 6.75 cents lb Light Iron 43...

    Trenton NJ

    6.75 cents lb Light Iron

    43 cents lb AL cans
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    The shredder scrap yard closest to you is Ecology...

    The shredder scrap yard closest to you is Ecology Recycling in Colton CA.

    What prices do they pay?

    No feeder yard can pay more for shred than a shredder yard. If the shredder yard has low...
  18. Thread: Copper Bearing

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    What happened to the plans to build a shredder at...

    What happened to the plans to build a shredder at the Albany yard? Makes the most sense to have a shredder right at the export yard.
  19. Thread: Copper Bearing

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    This makes no sense. Steel mills have...

    This makes no sense.

    Steel mills have specification for shredded ferrous scrap that strictly limit the maximum amount of copper. The usual allowed range is 0.20% to 0.25%.
    Speciality steel mills...
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    Prices in Philly Trenton area did not go up in...

    Prices in Philly Trenton area did not go up in January.

    Light iron $7.75/hundred and prepared #1/cast iron $8.50/hundred.

    Upstate Shredding needs to buy a yard here.
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    Prices in Philly Trenton area did not go up in...

    Prices in Philly Trenton area did not go up in January.

    Light iron $7.75/hundred and prepared #1/cast iron $8.50/hundred.
  22. This thread is an urgent one - New York is a very large state. Where are you? ...

    New York is a very large state. Where are you?

    Upstate Shredding would be the first place to contact. Then all the shredder yards in NY, NJ and eastern PA.

    These yards already have buyers for...
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    You are very fortunate to get .17 lb for AL...

    You are very fortunate to get .17 lb for AL transformers.

    Here CU transformers are .20 lb and AL transformers go in shred for .07 lb.

    I only break down microwave transformers with CU windings...
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    You can read the New York City laws here: DSNY...

    You can read the New York City laws here:

    DSNY - About - Illegal Dumping + Theft Of Recycling Laws

    In paticular:

    Theft of Residential Recyclable Material

    Except for an authorized employee...
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    NYC doesn't work that way. The regular NYC...

    NYC doesn't work that way.

    The regular NYC police have nothing to do with NYC sanitation laws. The NYS sanitation departmaent has their own sanitation police to enforce sanitation laws.

    You can...
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