Golden CO Prices Show Dirty Brass Starting at 1.26 Per 100 LBS

November 12 2012 – Dirty Brass starting at $1.26 per 100 pounds in prices from Golden Recycling.

Commodity Price Per Pound < 100 lbs Price Per Pound 100-500 lbs Price Per Pound >500 lbs
Lead Wheel Weights $0.39 $0.41 $0.42
Aluminum Sheet Clean – no steel or tin $0.53 $0.56 $0.58
Aluminum Sheet Dirty – steel or tin attached $0.51 $0.54 $0.56
Aluminum Extrusion Clean – no steel $0.6 $0.64 $0.66
Aluminum Extrusion Dirty – steel attached $0.56 $0.58 $0.6
Aluminum Radiators Clean – no steel $0.47 $0.5 $0.52
Aluminum Radiators Dirty – steel attached $0.33 $0.35 $0.36
Aluminum wheel rim with no tire – Per pound price for the $0.63 $0.67 $0.7
Aluminum Cans – dry, crushed or uncrushed $0.5 $0.54 $0.55
Aluminum Breakage High – mixed aluminum with no steel $0.18 $0.2 $0.2
Aluminum Breakage Low – mixed aluminum with steel mixed in $0.11 $0.12 $0.12
Cast Aluminum Clean – no steel attached $0.49 $0.52 $0.54
Batteries – Car or truck or similar batteries $0.17 $0.18 $0.18
Lead – Solid Lead $0.48 $0.51 $0.52
Brass Clean – no steel or corrosion $1.79 $1.9 $1.94
Brass Dirty – steel or tin attached $1.26 $1.33 $1.36
Copper Bright – 1/16 inch thick or more, bright and clean $2.92 $2.99 $3.05
Copper #1 – Solid copper with no brass or corrosion $2.83 $2.9 $2.96
Copper #2 – Copper with some brass or corrosion $2.69 $2.75 $2.82
Copper Sheet Clean – no other metals $2.69 $2.75 $2.82
Copper MCM Wire – at least 80% copper by weight $2.22 $2.3 $2.35
Copper Wire #1 75% – 1/16th thick or more that is at least 75% copper by weight $1.91 $2.02 $2.07
Copper Wire #2 55% – Less than 1/16th thick that is at least 55% copper by weight $1.34 $1.42 $1.45
Copper Wire #2 45% – Less than 1/16th thick that is at least 45% copper by weight $0.82 $0.87 $0.89
Copper Wire #2 25% – Less than 1/16th thick that is at least 25% copper by weight $0.42 $0.44 $0.45
Copper Radiators Clean – no steel $1.79 $1.84 $1.9
Copper Radiators Dirty – steel attached $1.33 $1.37 $1.41
Radiators made of both copper and aluminum but no steel or tin attached $1.39 $1.42 $1.47
Radiators made of both copper and aluminum with steel or tin attached $1.28 $1.31 $1.36
Copper Content – Metal items that are mostly copper $0.08 $0.08 $0.09
Condensors from refrigeration units with mostly copper content $0.17 $0.18 $0.18
Stainless Steel Clean $0.42 $0.45 $0.48
Stainless Steel Dirty – other metal attached $0.15 $0.16 $0.17
Aluminum Borings Clean $0.41 $0.43 $0.45
Aluminum Rim with the rubber tire on it (price per tire not per pound) $0.16 $0.17 $0.18
Copper Wire Romex $1.77 $1.87 $1.91
Electric Motors and Starters with nothing attached $0.27 $0.27 $0.27
Steel/Iron/Tin Minimum 100lbs $0.06 $0.06 $0.06
Aluminum Wire – no inslulation $0.42 $0.44 $0.45
Christmas Lights with bulbs $0.42 $0.44 $0.45
Zinc Clean – Aluminum cast clean with no steel or tin $0.2 $0.21 $0.21
Zinc Dirty – Aluminum cast dirty with steel or tin attached $0.12 $0.13 $0.13
Appliance – Large metal applainces – Price Per Appliance $5 $5 $5
Titanium Solid Pieces – no other metal or solder $0.98 $1.05 $1.12
Titanium Turnings or Shavings $0.78 $0.84 $0.9
Computer Towers Complete $0.32 $0.32 $0.33
Laptop Computers Complete $0.72 $0.74 $0.76
Cell Phones – No Batteries $2.85 $3.09 $3.32
Computer Towers – Incomplete $0.12 $0.15 $0.18
Brass or Nickel Shell Casings (Used or New Clean, Round Reloadable) $1.9 $2.23 $2.23
Brass .50 Cal or Atillery Brass $1.79 $1.88 $1.94

Brass Starting at 1.70 Per LB in Seattle Prices

November 9 2012 Brass at $1.70-2.00 per pound in prices from West Seattle Recycling.

Aluminum Cans
Under 25 lbs. $.37
Over 25 lbs. $.40
Over 100 lbs. $.43
Over 200 lbs. $.43
Aluminum Scrap
Under 25 lbs. $.35
Over 25 lbs. $.38
Over 100 lbs. $.41-.42
Irony/Dirty Scrap Alum. $.10-.15
Ext. Solids/Clips/Rims/Wheels $.40-.55
Irony Extrustion $.35-.40
Non Ferrous Metals
Copper #1 $2.75-2.95
Copper #2 $2.60-2.70
Insulated Copper Wire:
Hi Grade $2.00-2.10
Med Grade $1.20-1.30
Low Grade $.70-.80
Brass (red/yellow) $1.70-2.00
Radiators (clean) $1.15-1.75
Radiators (w/steel) $1.10-1.20
Stainless Steel (clean) $.37-.43
Lead $.20-.30
Irony Non-Ferrous $.30-.60
Car Batteries $5.00 each/$6.00 for 5 or more

Please visit their website to see specific requirements for each product.

In other news:

LATEST SUPPLY/DEMAND ROUNDUP OF HOT ROLLED PLATE FROM MEPS

European sales of commodity plate are at a very low level. Poor demand and falling input costs have recently led to a sharp fall in transaction prices. Service centres are reluctant to purchase in this rapidly declining market, despite having only limited inventories. Intra-regional competition is intensifying as mills and distributors fight for the little business that is available.

In Japan, dull demand from the shipyards is likely to weaken in the near term as order books for new vessels slow. Domestic plate mills have restricted output due to poor sales at home and abroad. MEPS predicts that the 2012 outturn will fall by 5 percent, year-on-year. A similar decline is anticipated in South Korea. Requirements for ship plate are expected to deteriorate again next year as some orders have been cancelled. This fragility in the shipbuilding sector could extend for a number of years. Despite the recent hike in plate capacity, the local market is sluggish. Consequently, producers are targeting overseas clients but export business is very competitive.

The Chinese shipbuilding sector continues to struggle with a lack of new orders and cash flow difficulties. MEPS believes that plate output will decline in 2012. Taiwanese consumption is tepid. Stocks of commodity plate are reducing but there is a constant threat to local producers from attractively priced Chinese material.

Some oil and gas projects have been cancelled or postponed in Brazil. This is having a knock-on effect on the steel tube market. The long term prospects of this sector remain positive but activity has recently slowed. Shipyard activity should also receive a boost from these energy projects.

In the US, imports of plate are taking up a larger proportion of the commodity market. Domestic sales are relatively weak. Mills are investing in facilities for the production of value-added material to target high-end applications, such as defence, aircraft and energy.

Source: MEPS

Brass Rads at 1.85 Per LB in MN Prices

November 6 2012 – Brass Rads at $1.85 per pound shown in prices from Metro Metals Recycling

Copper

Price – per lb unless noted

Bare Bright

$3.10

#1 Copper

$3.00

#2 Copper

$2.80

#1 Ins Wire 75%

$1.85

#1 Ins Romex 65%

$1.50

#2 Ins Wire 50%

$1.10

Drop Cord

$0.60

Red Brass

$2.18

Yellow Brass

$1.90

Brass Rads

$1.85

Dirty Brass Rads

$1.42

Aluminum

Alum Cans

$0.60

Old Cast

$0.52

Old Sheet

$0.51

Extrusion

$0.65

Painted Siding

$0.55

Alum Copper Rads

$1.40

Irony Alum Copper Rads

$1.15

Stainless

Stainless Steel (18-8)

$0.45

Lead

Mixed Lead

$0.39

Lead Wheel Weights

$0.34

Range Lead

$0.20

Auto Batteries

$0.28

Ferrous

Prepared

$175/Ton

Unprepared

$160/Ton

Sheet Iron

$160/Ton

#1 Auto Cast

$230/Ton

#2 Cast

$160/Ton

Miscellaneous

Electric Motors

$0.20

Zinc Die Cast

$0.25

Die Cast Breakage

$0.10

Transformers

$0.25

Non-PCB Ballast

$0.10

Sealed Units

$0.10