Current Scrap Metal prices in Spookland

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    From a fax yesterday, some of the prices scrap metals are bringing locally.
    Not a complete list, but enough for someone to gather an ideal from.



    Alum. cans.........0.70 lb
    Alum. clean........0.60 lb
    painted siding....0.65 lb
    Alum. unclean....0.15 lb
    Alum. wheels.....0.75 lb
    alu. wire clean...0.75 lb
    Alum wire unclean.35 lb

    automatic transmission...$18.00 @
    standard transmission....$15.00 @

    Alum. cast clean......0.35 lb
    Alum. cast unclean..0.20 lb

    #1 copper...........$3.15 lb
    #2 copper...........$3.00 lb

    Insulated wire....$1.30 lb
    Christmas lights....0.80 lb

    Heater core......$1.35 lb
    Radiator...........$1.80 lb brass/copper
    $1.00 lb car-unclean
    $1.50 lb alum. clean

    Car bodies.................$10.00 per 100
    Tin and appliance.......$09.00 per 100
    Short iron...................$11.00 per 100
    Short iron (plate)........$12.00 per 100
    Long iron...................$$10.00 per 100

    Motor cast clean.........$12.00 per 100
    Motor cast unclean.....$11.00 per 100

    electric motors............$28.00 per 100
    brass yellow...............$1.90 per pound

    car batteries...............$10.00 @
     
  2. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Alabama
    Wow, nice. /me should move to Ohio Most recent prices in Alabama for the stuff I sell:

    Alum. cans: $0.50 per lb
    Normal scrap iron: $9.50 for 100lb
    Alum. Breakage: $0.08 per lb
    Car batteries: $8.00 each

    It's been a while since I took any copper. I've got a few reels of wire I need get stripped and take in while the prices are high. Should fetch a few hundred dollars. [​IMG] Scrap is soo much more profitable than programming... [​IMG]
     
  3. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Copper is $3.95 a pound for #1 here,was kinda shocked when it said $3.15.
     
  4. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We just bought three junk semi-trucks for $2200 all in
    for the purpose of scraping them.

    Time to fire up the torches. Really looking to double the
    money. Just bought a little dump truck for an uncle's trash
    route last week at $5,000. The plan is now to scrap these
    trucks and a few more pieces to where the cash investment
    plus the dump truck is back in my pocket this week. Then my
    uncle will still owe us for his truck, monthly payments.

    Who had that post about the scrap metal? See. There is a
    reason I don't give my metal away.
     

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