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Shredded scrap scrap metal prices

June 21, 2022
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 April 19, 2021
Delivered to Consumer Low High