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SteveM
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scrap metal prices

Post by SteveM » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:56 am

I wrote down the prices that a local scrap metal yard gave me and now I can't find it.

Can some of you reply with prices that you pay for buying scrap (not selling it) at your local yards / machine shops?

I may be selling some of my dad's supply today and need to give them prices.

I need prices for:
brass
stainless
tool steels (e.g. hardening stuff)
plain steel
aluminum

Thanks.

Steve

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Re: scrap metal prices

Post by stephenc » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:23 pm

Three weeks or so ago ..
keep in mind this is from a local mom and pop salvage yard who encourage people to pick threw and buy stuff
Steel .20 cents per pound
Aluminum .39 cents per pound

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Re: scrap metal prices

Post by ALCOSTEAM » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 pm

You must mean steel at .02 cents per pound,, that is about what it is around here. I can't think that 250 miles would make 18 cents difference. If thats true price I will need the info on your buyer and I am in the market for a nice semi tractor and dump trailer.
In early december I hauled in about 4500lbs of iron (they called it engine iron) and it was only about 5 cents per pound. Heavy steel was like 185 a ton and bailing or light sheet metal was only like 165 a ton.. motors/transformers and electrical ballasts were about 15 cents per pound
#1 copper was around 1.70 a pound #2 was 1.25 a pound. I didn't have much copper/brass stuff or I would have went to a different place that pays better for that stuff.

I only had about 6500 lbs total, not a big haul just moving some stuff out of the yard and shop.

copper and brass I know have went up alittle but steel is still not hardly worth the trip unless you have several tons.

As for buying right now everything is so low price wise, if its steel I would haul it off for the taking (maybe).. everything else would just have to be negotiated off of current prices.

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Re: scrap metal prices

Post by wlw-19958 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:22 pm

Hi There,

I think the OP was quoting prices customers pay for
pieces of scrap they buy from the dealer and not what
the dealer will pay for the scrap.

Good Luck!
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Re: scrap metal prices

Post by choprboy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:39 pm

Yes, the Op said buying, not selling, at the scrap yard.

At the scrap yard here it's about $0.35/lb for steel, $0.45/lb structural steel (tube/beams), $0.45-$0.65/lb stainless, I don't remember what aluminum was. Industrial metal supply has cutoffs in steel for $0.25-$0.45/lb, aluminum cutoffs $1/lb (though sometimes as low as $0.50/lb), certain alloys more.

Last time I dropped off steel, the scrap yard was buying prepared steel for about $0.085-$0.09/lb.

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Re: scrap metal prices

Post by SteveM » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:36 am

wlw-19958 wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:22 pm
I think the OP was quoting prices customers pay for pieces of scrap they buy from the dealer and not what the dealer will pay for the scrap.
Yes, that is what I'm looking for. Thanks, Webb.

Steve

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Re: scrap metal prices

Post by stephenc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:42 pm

Alcosteam

That was the buying price , it's a small salvage yard , buying price is always double what they are paying so it changes daily .

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Re: scrap metal prices

Post by spro » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:27 am

I thought certain iron (pig iron ? ) like machine tables were worth more.

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