June 21, 2022
No. 1 heavy melting to domestic consumers is a cut grade of scrap comprised of obsolete scrap. 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 to domestic consumer price in Philadelphia. In addition to Philadelphia, Scrap Price Bulletin assesses 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. Published pricing is designated as either a delivered to consumer, brokers’ buying or export yard price.
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