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Whats the scrap prices in your area ?

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JD6400

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I have got to get around to doing another scrap run soon as it did not get done before Christmas because of the price drop !
The trouble is finding the best price , I find if you phone around they can vary by as much as ££££s per ton for bright within a 10 - 20 mile radius ?
And how one yard will give £££s per ton more for house hold but £££s per ton less for swa and bright compared to the one literally next door to it .
What are others finding the price's like for bright and house hold around the county ?
 
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brooky25

£1500 - £1650 per ton for household in Barnsley, South Yorks and around £4500 for bright
 

Paul.M

Electrician's Arms
I got £1.45 per kg yesterday for household in Leeds.

Wish I was the plumber infront of me, should have seen the back of his van, it was like Steptoe & son. He got £2600, not bad for a man in a council van cough cough.
 
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cablemonkey

In Poole,Dorset I got £1155 per ton for PVC cable with plugs last month.
 

Murdoch

Electrician's Arms
I got £1.45 per kg yesterday for household in Leeds.

Wish I was the plumber infront of me, should have seen the back of his van, it was like Steptoe & son. He got £2600, not bad for a man in a council van cough cough.
Council Van - I wonder if he gave the cash to the accounts department????????
 

Paul.M

Electrician's Arms
Council Van - I wonder if he gave the cash to the accounts department????????
Not a chance Murdoch. Looks like he did the same as us and waited after Xmas to weigh in. Think he may have been storing it for a few months, the amount of copper heaters and pipes that he had.

I'm not knocking the guy, I'm just jealous.
 

jase

Electrician's Arms
I got £1200 a tonne for household at the beginning of this month at AG Evans in Wigginton.
 

J&M Electrical

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I got £1.45 per kg yesterday for household in Leeds.

Wish I was the plumber infront of me, should have seen the back of his van, it was like Steptoe & son. He got £2600, not bad for a man in a council van cough cough.
Was it Bramalls in Leeds? they always give the best prices around there. We tried Eric France once, he offered us 70p a Kg, went to Bramalls, they gave us £1.30 a KG and the bloke at Bramalls said Mr France weighs all his scrap in there. No wonder he could afford to plaster half naked girls all over advertisements around Wakefield.
 
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brooky25

If you are near to sheffield, emrltd. com give the best prices, thats where all local scrap dealers sell theirs to. The site is huge, Looks like they have one in Leeds too
 
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Paul.M

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Was it Bramalls in Leeds? they always give the best prices around there. We tried Eric France once, he offered us 70p a Kg, went to Bramalls, they gave us £1.30 a KG and the bloke at Bramalls said Mr France weighs all his scrap in there. No wonder he could afford to plaster half naked girls all over advertisements around Wakefield.
I go to European metal recycling Pontefract road (yellow building left hand side just after the BP station).
 

supasparxs

Electrician's Arms
I collect a few Kebabs from the healthy eating shop tonight :)
and the scrap man followed me in
His price is
Unstriped £1700 ton
high grade £2000 ton (I think he means plumbers pipe)
Bright wire £4650 ton

apparently the price went down today but will be going back up over the next few days

apparently the cash payment for scrap is being stopped in April, and his industry thinks the bottom will fall out of his business as we don't want to pay tax on our scrap money
 
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