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Shoveling turnings scrap metal prices

July 15, 2019
These days, any and all modern-day manufacturing processes are bound to produce waste of some kind—especially when metalworking or cutting is involved.  Turnings, also known as filings, shavings or chips in some circles, are the debris or waste resulting from manufacturing processes that remove layers or parts of a particular material to produce a finished product. They are produced by the machining of steel, turning, milling, drilling, etc. 
Shoveling turnings scrap is comprised of clean short steel or wrought iron turnings, drillings, or screw cuttings. It may include any such material whether resulting from crushing, raking, or other processes. Free of springy, bushy, tangled or matted material, lumps, iron borings, nonferrous metals in a free state, grindings, or excessive oil. This definition is specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
Scrap Price Bulletin offers extensive coverage of shoveling turnings scrap in several markets across North America including Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Youngstown, Buffalo, Birmingham, New York, Boston and Los Angeles.  The pricing in these regions includes both consumer and brokers’ buying prices, as well as delivered to export yard and domestic consumer pricing.

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Shoveling turnings
Prices as of May 7, 2018
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - Shoveling turnings 244.00 245.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - Shoveling turnings 214.00 215.00
Detroit - Shoveling turnings 149.00 150.00
Cleveland - Shoveling turnings 181.00 182.00
Youngstown - Shoveling turnings 196.00 197.00
Buffalo - Shoveling turnings 194.00 195.00
Birmingham - Shoveling turnings 184.00 185.00
Brokers' buying prices for domestic markets per gross ton on cars
New York - Shoveling turnings 210.00 212.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - Shoveling turnings 193.00 195.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Los Angeles - Shoveling turnings 113.00 115.00