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No. 1 hvy. melting scrap metal prices

May 20, 2019

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 March 12, 2018
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 1 hvy. melting 349.00 350.00
Chicago - No. 1 hvy. melting 347.00 348.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - No. 1 hvy. melting 304.00 305.00
Detroit - No. 1 hvy. melting 204.00 205.00
Cleveland - No. 1 hvy. melting 324.00 325.00
Cincinnati - No. 1 hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
Youngstown - No. 1 hvy. melting 329.00 330.00
Buffalo - No. 1 hvy. melting 309.00 310.00
Birmingham - No. 1 hvy. melting 202.00 203.00
South Carolina - No. 1 hvy. melting 333.00 335.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 hvy. melting 293.00 295.00
Brokers' buying prices for domestic markets per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 hvy. melting 308.00 310.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - No. 1 hvy. melting 273.00 275.00
Los Angeles - No. 1 hvy. melting 153.00 155.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Los Angeles - No. 1 hvy. melting 183.00 185.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
San Francisco - No. 1 hvy. melting 153.00 155.00
Seattle-Portland - No. 1 hvy. melting 158.00 160.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Seattle-Portland - No. 1 hvy. melting 188.00 190.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - No. 1 hvy. melting 234.00     -
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - No. 1 hvy. melting 237.00 238.00