October 11, 2021
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.
Depending on the market, Scrap Price Bulletin will assess this material as a broker buying price, price delivered to consumer or export yard price. For more information on Scrap Price Bulletin’s pricing methodology, visit the methodology page.
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