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Falling Scrap Iron prices

Discussion in 'Recycling' started by Old Doug, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Old Doug

    Old Doug Senior Member

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    I would love to see $140.00 for my cars.I have been hearing the place i sell to thats 30 miles away is going to close. If that happens i will have to go over 70 miles. That doesent sound far but my truck is screaming at 55 and with the hills it takes close to 2 hours to get there but if the price went way up i would scrap some of my trucks and get one thats not as old as i am.I can always dream or i can get by with my stuff sell it all and stop working so many hours.
     
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    I have various crane hulks and other heavy chunks laying around the yard . All the light stuff that accumulates i just send out and get nothing for ,just to keep things in order. Hopefully the heavy stuff will bring a buck someday,its the best i have for a pension plan.
     
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  3. Old Doug

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    It has gone up by $20.00 so maybe it will go on up.I need to get my ducks in a row and get ready.
     
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    Hope after first of year at least recovers to $100 ton
     
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    I'm hoping for a bit more :)
     
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    $150-200/t would be SWEET to eliminate my pile of shat.
     
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    300 would be SWEEEEETER!!!
     
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    Doubtful to see over $200 again, China cannot break us so will not go there.
     
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    Would be nice to find a place that listed scrap prices. One I'm looking at shows 1.45 /lb and I know that's not right. Sold mine this year at 200 a ton
     
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  10. Old Doug

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    As soon as it goes over a hundred i am going to start hauling. I wish i had my fleet in better shape.
     
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    I have been loading my truck with appliances and other scrap as it comes to me and hauling it off no matter what lately because i dont have any more storage room and i dont want to collect more scrap.I had it loaded and hauled it early today 90.00 a ton.I felt good about geting rid of a load but i got a call from some one that just bought a farm so i went and got another load best part was it was about free.
     
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    Any good news on the price these days?
     
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    I think it's been pretty flat around here... I keep hoping it'll start to jump but now with the china thing and everything else it's just hard to predict...
     
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    My brother sold a car a month ago and got $100/ton for it. It only weighed 1.9 tons, but he got rid of his lawn ornament.
     
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    My go-to is Mullins salvage, current price $85t for tin and cast, $105t for prepared steel.
     
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  16. Old Doug

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    I heard it was $90.00 for cars and shred. I have a load ready to go when i have time to haul it. I dread when people call and want me to haul.I have alot going on and there is not much money to be made if you have to by it.
     
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    Scrap always used to go up to a decent price in a election year. With less coming from China lets hope they will melt some here again. I got a bunch to clean up but it will last if need be. Mostly heavier stuff.
     
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    I went to a farm today it was just sold and the new owner is cleaning it up. I may have not did it but i have got stuff from him before. I thought 1 load would get it but there was 2 1/2 loads then i loaded another load at another place so i hauled 3 loads. It was very muddy then i got to the scrap yard and was told it had drop $30.00 a ton. They said it was going to drop more.
     
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