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Cast iron borings scrap metal prices

April 15, 2019

Cast iron borings can be used in a variety of different industrial applications. They can also be used to manufacture various other products. Iron borings, also commonly known as swarf, chips, fillings or shavings, are the particles of debris or waste resulting from the manufacturing process. Recycling cast iron boring is important due to safety and environmental reasons. Borings can cause serious injury if not handled correctly, as well as persisting in the environment for a long time before degrading.  After the borings are created, any liquids or oils are removed by using a centrifuge, which separates the liquid from the metal. This separation allows the material to be reclaimed and prepared for further treatment. Recycling these scraps are highly valued, as they generally return more profit than the cost of handling and transportation.

Cast iron borings, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, are clean cast iron or malleable iron borings and drillings, which are free of steel turnings, scale, lumps or excessive oil. Pricing markets include: Consumer markets – Pittsburgh and Chicago; Brokers buying – St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Birmingham and Hamilton, Ontario. Details about Scrap Price Bulletin’s pricing methodology can be found here.


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Cast iron borings
Prices as of February 5, 2018
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - Cast iron borings 209.00 210.00
Chicago - Cast iron borings 199.00 200.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - Cast iron borings 189.00 190.00
Detroit - Cast iron borings 194.00 195.00
Cleveland - Cast iron borings 157.00 158.00
Cincinnati - Cast iron borings 162.00 163.00
Buffalo - Cast iron borings 174.00 175.00
Birmingham - Cast iron borings 154.00 155.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - Cast iron borings 158.00     -