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Archive for the ‘The World of Scrap’ Category

E-Waste Bill Seen Adding 42,000 US Jobs

Posted on February 12th, 2013 by admin

Federal legislation that would restrict US exports of Electronic Waste, or E-waste, to developing countries could create up to 42,000 domestic jobs if enacted, according to a new study commissioned by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling. The study, conducted by Windsor Vt.-based DSM Environmental Services Inc., found that processing electronic waste domestically instead of [...]

What a great story, and change of pace for the news!! Some thieves will take just about anything they can from you, including your bathroom plumbing believe it or not. The recent spike in copper-worth has caused a problem for scrap metal companies and for law enforcement agencies. The Clarksburg Police Department is working with [...]

Bomb Squad Recovers Grenades from Home Scrap Pile

Posted on January 12th, 2013 by admin

Darien Police reported Monday that hand grenades were discovered at an Old Kings Highway South residence over the weekend. According to police, the homeowner indicated he owned a pile of scrap metal to which friends and neighbors would occasionally contribute. Once the pile reached a certain size, the homeowner would trade the scrap in for [...]

Scrap Buyers Split on Effects of Hurricane Sandy

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by admin

Non-ferrous scrap buyers are divider on whether or not Hurricane Sandy will produce enough scrap metal to have a meaningful impact on inbound material traffic and pricing, particularly as the market automatically moves into a seasonal slowdown. A number of buyers this week are estimating that damage caused by Hurricane Sandy would have a marked [...]

Scrap from….a Garage Sale??

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by admin

The biggest thing plaguing would-be, and newbie scrappers is…where do I find scrap??  All of the veterans have their routes, their secret glory holes, and all of their tricks and secrets – but really, they’re not talking!  One place that is a little bit out of the norm…but can be a great place to find [...]

New Flint scrap metal ordinance aims to cut down on theft

Posted on September 14th, 2012 by admin

The city of Flint is instituting a new scrap metal ordinance in an attempt to cut down on blight and the widespread theft of material from the city’s thousands of vacant and abandoned homes. The new law would require all individuals or entities that sell scrap metal to obtain a permit from the city. The [...]

Metal Thieves Find Markets at Illegal Scrap Yards

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 by admin

As new scrap laws are being discussed in an effort of combating scrap theft, it has been wildly popular for those that oppose stricter rules and restrictions being placed on the shoulders of scrap yards to point out the possible outcome of the rise of illegal scrap yards. It appears this very same instance is [...]

Detroit Ferrous Scrap Market Tumbles $50 per Ton

Posted on June 6th, 2012 by admin

Ferrous prices have plummeted $50 per gross ton across all grades in Detroit, with one mill leading the way to settle the market late Tuesday. Buying volumes for June have eased from a month ago, sources said, as mills cater to planned outages and softer demand for finished steel products. One major mill first entered [...]

Valued at over $60 billion, the United States ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycling industry continues to grow, driven by a recovering U.S. economy, a growing Asian economy, and the growing demand for products manufactured with recycled materials. M&A has continued among the major players, including PSC Metals, Metalico, Nucor, Schnitzer and SIMS Metal Management. [...]

The REALITY of Proposed Law Changes in Michigan

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by admin

Many people may not be aware…but there is a proposed change to laws regarding the recycling of scrap metal in all of Michigan.  This is known as an amendment to the “Nonferrous metal regulatory Act”.  I won’t get into too much details about the specifics in the proposed amendment, but can tell you from the [...]