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Shredded scrap scrap metal prices

October 8, 2018
Shredded scrap is a large part of the recycling industry and can be utilized in multiple circumstances. The classification of shredded scrap is outlined to give a better understanding of what goes into this category. The shredded scrap grade consists of homogeneous iron and steel scrap, which is magnetically separated, originating from automobiles, including but not limited to unprepared no. 1 and no. 2 steel,  miscellaneous baling, and sheet scrap.  For shredded scrap, the average density ranges from fifty (50) pounds per cubic foot, to seventy (70) pounds per cubic foot, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
 
Scrap Price Bulletin produces a shredded scrap grade price for multiple markets. Scrap Price Bulletin covers the delivered to consumer price for the Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Philadelphia markets. 
 
For brokers’ buying prices per gross ton on cars, Scrap Price Bulletin produces a price for the St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Buffalo, Birmingham, and South Carolina markets. The Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars prices that Scrap Price Bulletin carries includes the New York, Boston, and Los Angeles markets.
 
 
If you wanted to find the current prices for delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars, you will find that Scrap Price Bulletin has the San Francisco, and Seattle-Portland market covered. We also carry the prices for the Hamilton/Ontario, Houston, and Los Angeles market, ranging from brokers’ buying prices per net ton on cars, to prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars. 

Fastmarkets SPB publishes more than 50 steel and iron scrap price grades and reports on 18 major North American ferrous scrap markets.  Click here to visit the about our prices page or to find additional steel scrap terms, visit the glossary page.

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Shredded scrap
Prices as of August 7, 2017
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - Shredded scrap 314.00 315.00
Chicago - Shredded scrap 292.00 293.00
Philadelphia - Shredded scrap 312.00 315.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - Shredded scrap 269.00 270.00
Detroit - Shredded scrap 207.00 208.00
Cleveland - Shredded scrap 289.00 290.00
Cincinnati - Shredded scrap 219.00 220.00
Youngstown - Shredded scrap 279.00 280.00
Buffalo - Shredded scrap 254.00 255.00
Birmingham - Shredded scrap 269.00 270.00
South Carolina - Shredded scrap 318.00 320.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - Shredded scrap 258.00 260.00
Boston - Shredded scrap 238.00 240.00
Los Angeles - Shredded scrap 138.00 140.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Los Angeles - Shredded scrap 163.00 165.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
San Francisco - Shredded scrap 138.00 140.00
Seattle-Portland - Shredded scrap 143.00 145.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Seattle-Portland - Shredded scrap 183.00 185.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - Shredded scrap 179.00     -
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - Shredded scrap 169.00 170.00