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No. 1 hvy. melting scrap metal prices

July 16, 2018

No. 1 heavy melting is a cut grade of scrap comprised of obsolete scrap including not but limited to wrought iron fencing and railings, demolition debris like beams or automotive metals and is often abbreviated HMS1. The definition for no. 1 heavy melting is wrought iron and/or steel scrap 1/4 inch and over in thickness. Individual pieces not over 60 x 24 inches (charging box size) prepared in a manner to insure compact charging, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a no. 1 heavy melting price in seventeen markets across North America including Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Hamilton/Ontario, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle-Portland, South Carolina, St. Louis, and Youngstown

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No. 1 hvy. melting
Prices as of May 15, 2017
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 1 hvy. melting 284.00 285.00
Chicago - No. 1 hvy. melting 282.00 283.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - No. 1 hvy. melting 239.00 240.00
Detroit - No. 1 hvy. melting 149.00 150.00
Cleveland - No. 1 hvy. melting 259.00 260.00
Cincinnati - No. 1 hvy. melting 224.00 225.00
Youngstown - No. 1 hvy. melting 259.00 260.00
Buffalo - No. 1 hvy. melting 239.00 240.00
Birmingham - No. 1 hvy. melting 137.00 138.00
South Carolina - No. 1 hvy. melting 268.00 270.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 hvy. melting 188.00 190.00
Brokers' buying prices for domestic markets per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 hvy. melting 238.00 240.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - No. 1 hvy. melting 183.00 185.00
Los Angeles - No. 1 hvy. melting 98.00 100.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Los Angeles - No. 1 hvy. melting 133.00 135.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
San Francisco - No. 1 hvy. melting 98.00 100.00
Seattle-Portland - No. 1 hvy. melting 103.00 105.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Seattle-Portland - No. 1 hvy. melting 148.00 150.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - No. 1 hvy. melting 207.00     -
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - No. 1 hvy. melting 166.00 167.00