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Old 08-01-2009, 11:29 PM
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scrap metal prices

My dad is getting rid of a bunch of his car junk *mostly government motors product* and some of it he's letting go saying he'll take scrap metal price for it. My question is what are the scrap metal prices in your area. I haven't had a chance to call here and see what they'd pay for a cast iron block yet but I'm just curious to see how our rates compare with anyone elses. That, and I'm trying to get my BF a good price on his new project.
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When I took my little load of junk in, steel/iron/mixed was 1 cent per lb. (Los Angeles)

This site quotes rates, looks like .21-.43 lb, keep in mind this is by the truckload or rail car or cargo ship, I can't tell, but it's not for a bag of tin cans:

http://scrapmetalpricesandauctions.c...rices-july-31/

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40 bucks a ton for steel
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40 bucks a ton for steel
Where are you at? My buddy and I cleared a bunch of junk out the yard at work and got $100 per ton in Joliet!
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It also depends on the yard.. I got 200 a ton for cast a few weeks ago, and had to take it 35 miles away, while the one right here 1 mile away was around 80 a ton... cars are anywhere from 40 to 60 a ton here.
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Where are you at? My buddy and I cleared a bunch of junk out the yard at work and got $100 per ton in Joliet!

woodstock, this was a few months ago and was not clean
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$150 a ton in NE Indiana.
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If you got alot of scrap, I would get rid of it now. Because once all these vehicles under the wonderful Cash for Clunkers starts hitting the scrap yards, I'll be the price will fall.
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$70 a ton for cars, $60 a ton for scrap. Gulfport, Ms.
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90 a ton on vancover island ...that's canadian loonie's..about 60 us!!
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jake00 you got shafted, i don't think i've seen it that low (i'm assuming your talking about behr). i was gonna say $70 ton
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It is about $40 a ton here too.
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Watch it tank as all the C4C hulks hit the limit and get cubed or shredded.
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