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25-04-2009, 11:09   #1
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Scrap metal for money from Oranmore Metal

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I rang up the metal company in Oranmore for some price quotes on scrap metal.

They offered me €100 for 1 ton of aluminum cans. They would not even be worth the both for a resident.

Also they offered me €30 for a house home heating range. That would not even be worth getting it in to a van and driving to oranmore. There is a lot of metal in a range.

Has anyone else had better offers on scrap metal any where else in galway?
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25-04-2009, 17:10   #2
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No but i can tell ya where you'll get a ponay boss.
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25-04-2009, 18:03   #3
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I think copper is what non-industrial individuals (unless we're talking about the strength of the alcohol they consume) in Canada trade in to the scrap metal places.

They strip the copper out of old motors they find in dumps, and strip the insulation off wires. Old copper pipes too. It pays a lot better than aluminium because aluminium takes so much more energy to recycle (I think)
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i was in scotland last summer. They were paying £300 for a ton of aluminum cans. It was for anyone. Alot of businesses contribute to it. It is also a oppurtunity to be self employed or earn some extra money.
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I thought the price of scrap metal had sored. I remember seeing some car show where they did a piece showing how even cars in fairly good condition where being snapped up by scrap merchants over car dealers because they where worth more as scrap.
I'd ask around if I where you.

The travelers used to always collect old stuff like that up until everything became disposable. I wonder do they still do that kind of stuff? I wouldn't be surprised if they did. I doubt they'd give you a better price though, it's damn near impossible to out haggle a traveler.
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The price of commodities has plummetted over the last few months. Metals and Steel ares a commodity. Prices that you could have got last summer for metal would be no way attainable now.
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Not sure about aluminium but copper is worth 1300 per tonne.
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The arse has fallen out of scrap metal. Compared to what a tonne of mild steel was getting last year it has almost halved.
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No but i can tell ya where you'll get a ponay boss.

I think the word your trying to use is Pony spelled P O N Y .
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Hello,
I rang up the metal company in Oranmore for some price quotes on scrap metal.

They offered me €100 for 1 ton of aluminum cans. They would not even be worth the both for a resident.

Also they offered me €30 for a house home heating range. That would not even be worth getting it in to a van and driving to oranmore. There is a lot of metal in a range.

Has anyone else had better offers on scrap metal any where else in galway?
( According to Repak Ireland, they get €18,000 Euro per tonne of cans from Novelis in Cheshire UK )

Visit http://www.greenhome.ie/level2.php?rid=110&cat=Waste
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€18,000 Euro per tonne. that is a complete rip off then if i am getting paid €100 per tonne.

might aswell go sell the cans to that company instead.

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Do you have 65,000 empty cans lying around? (1 tonne = 65,000 cans)
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I had some old scrap outside my workshop, some kind hearted travelling people offered to take it away for a charge of €150 , i rang the people in Oranmore, they came out and collected it and paid me €60 . Nice difference.
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I had some old scrap outside my workshop, some kind hearted travelling people offered to take it away for a charge of €150 , i rang the people in Oranmore, they came out and collected it and paid me €60 . Nice difference.
Was there a ton of scrap there i wonder. They must make loads of money of people like that. i wonder how much they sold the metal for?

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Do you have 65,000 empty cans lying around? (1 tonne = 65,000 cans)
no i dont but i think i could get that many cans collected in a student village.
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( According to Repak Ireland, they get €18,000 Euro per tonne of cans from Novelis in Cheshire UK )

Visit http://www.greenhome.ie/level2.php?rid=110&cat=Waste

No 18,000 but 1,800 a slight difference.
That cans you are reffering must have been gold plated or silver ones. One ton of alluminum is about 2000$ on stock market. I doubt that anybody will pay 9x more.
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