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Scrap metal prices (old thread)

  • 22-10-2015 9:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ smiggy


    I have been doing scrap metal for a few years now mostly as a hobby i am electrician full time as anyone that's into scrap knows prices have dropped quiet considerably over the last few months im starting this thread so people can put up the latest prices of any scrap yard they visit may be a help to scrappers like myself to get the best prices


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,469 ✭✭✭✭ cantdecide


    My brother scrapped a '98 Avensis and got €70 for it. I don't know if that info is useful to anyone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ smiggy


    Yea I think it's about €80 a ton for cars at the min prob less now


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 FluffyAngel


    i blame Irish water for the drop in metal prices,and that damm goverment
    (in there first:D)


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ smiggy


    Gone down to €50 per ton for cars


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ smiggy


    €40 for vw polo in Hammond lane


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ smiggy


    50 euro a ton a week ago 20 euro a ton today
    Galway metal paying 10 euro a ton


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,174 ✭✭✭ Buffman


    smiggy wrote: »
    Galway metal paying 10 euro a ton

    It's been a long time since I scrapped a car, at €10 a ton, does that mean it's now costing a person money to scrap a car with the tyre disposal charges etc?

    Sounds like we'll be seeing a large increase in cars for sale online for parts, if you sell one part for €10 you're making more!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,571 Special Circumstances


    What the fork? Last scrapped a car at about 90-100yoyo per ton.
    €10 per ton sounds crazy, who would scrap a car at that rate?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 470 ✭✭ moonlighting


    I have 2 cars that need to be scrapped. I live out in the country side so who ever collects em would have to factor in that cost. Anyways your man would not collect them, said it would cost to much to do. Thought this was odd as last year he collected a scrapped/striped car for me no problem. Did a bit of research and as described above the scrap metal cost is peanuts thies days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,515 ✭✭✭ robtri


    I have 2 cars that need to be scrapped. I live out in the country side so who ever collects em would have to factor in that cost. Anyways your man would not collect them, said it would cost to much to do. Thought this was odd as last year he collected a scrapped/striped car for me no problem. Did a bit of research and as described above the scrap metal cost is peanuts thies days.

    what have you got and rough location?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,672 ✭✭✭ quadrifoglio verde


    Buffman wrote: »
    It's been a long time since I scrapped a car, at €10 a ton, does that mean it's now costing a person money to scrap a car with the tyre disposal charges etc?

    Sounds like we'll be seeing a large increase in cars for sale online for parts, if you sell one part for €10 you're making more!

    Yep, commodity prices have collapsed altogether.
    One of the world's largest mining companies, Anglo American is on the brink of collapse due to it.

    On the bright side, the days of getting free cars might be coming back


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ randy hickey


    More likely the bad old days of cars being abandoned all over the countryside minus their plates might be coming back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,672 ✭✭✭ quadrifoglio verde


    More likely the bad old days of cars being abandoned all over the countryside minus their plates might be coming back.

    surely the owners could be traced from the vin?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ randy hickey


    I remember back in the late Nineties or early Noughties we seemed to have a period of cars being dumped all over the shop - mostly on the side of roads.
    AFAIR, some of the Local Authorities were having to spend a fortune out of their budgets lifting them and sending them for EOLV disposal.

    I remember thinking at the time, why aren't they tracing the registered owners from the VIN?, but whether it was a case that they were swamped by the number of vehicles/ couldn't be arsed/ or the RO's were claiming they had "sold" the vehicle........ I don't think many were ever prosecuted.

    And then things got boomier, and it just died out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭ traco


    anybody know what they are paying for clean cast alumimium?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 275 ✭✭ jacob2


    at least there will be less cars taken illegally and weight in for scrap at one stage u were getting over hundred euro for a car not bad if u wer getting ten a week


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,174 ✭✭✭ Buffman


    Does anyone have any up to date prices? Has it reached the stage where a scrap car is worth nothing and you'll have to pay them to take it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,525 ✭✭✭ flutered


    Buffman wrote: »
    Does anyone have any up to date prices? Has it reached the stage where a scrap car is worth nothing and you'll have to pay them to take it?

    we had a small garage back in the day, 40 lids for the guy to come and take a load, that is five cars, things got better and they took them for free


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,174 ✭✭✭ Buffman


    flutered wrote: »
    things got better and they took them for free

    Ye, hopefully we won't see an increase of abondoned cars along roads and in ditches with no number plates/VINs if people have to start paying money for it.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    If you cannot sell car and just want rid you can contact your local council.

    This is from Fingal, but you need to get car to them (or they will charge yu for transport).
    There are 3 authorised treatment facilities in the Fingal area where you can bring your old car for recycling free of charge.
    http://www.fingalcoco.ie/environment/waste-and-recycling/vehicle-disposal/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,947 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    Seen a lad posting on another forum that he got €15 for a complete mk1 Ford Focus recently and €7 for a stripped out Corolla shell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ sirrah


    Seen a lad posting on another forum that he got €15 for a complete mk1 Ford Focus recently and €7 for a stripped out Corolla shell.

    That's mad, I reckon there's a plan with all these scrap guys to give out as little as possible for scrap & they're making a killing???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭✭ Yardleys Lavender


    sirrah wrote: »
    That's mad, I reckon there's a plan with all these scrap guys to give out as little as possible for scrap & they're making a killing???


    Nope - metal is a commodity and prices for same are nearly exclusively dependent on the Chinese who saw a substantial slump in their trading figures at the latter half of last year.

    You will notice the scrapyards stocks and metal mountains at the docks grow in height until it can be sold it at a better price.


    https://agmetalminer.com/2015/12/14/china-and-metal-prices-dark-2016-outlook/


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,669 ✭✭✭ Voodoomelon


    Just for some info, here are some scrap metal prices I received in Newry about 18 months ago, in sterling:

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    Copper tank was 14kg, £42.00
    'Batteries' was Victorian lead piping, 141kg, £56.40
    Low grade cable was 1950s unstripped electrical wire, 9kg, £4.50

    Steel and aluminium is not worth very much at all in low quantities. The moola is in the copper.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,833 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    Just for some info, here are some scrap metal prices I received in Newry about 18 months ago, in sterling:

    prices_zpsq7quncks.jpg~original

    Copper tank was 14kg, £42.00
    'Batteries' was Victorian lead piping, 141kg, £56.40
    Low grade cable was 1950s unstripped electrical wire, 9kg, £4.50

    Steel and aluminium is not worth very much at all in low quantities. The moola is in the copper.

    John does give the best prices up round Newry. Surprised I haven't bumped into you at this stage :p

    Ever some of the other yards, like flemins or beattieland....?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,669 ✭✭✭ Voodoomelon


    To be honest scrapping isn't my thing at all, had no clue what I was doing when I arrived! Been renovating an old house for some time and had an accumulation of metal, knew it was worth something so held onto it all. Better than throwing it in a skip!

    The copper tank surprised me the most, a handful of them in a trailer and you'd be laughing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,833 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    To be honest scrapping isn't my thing at all, had no clue what I was doing when I arrived! Been renovating an old house for some time and had an accumulation of metal, knew it was worth something so held onto it all. Better than throwing it in a skip!

    The copper tank surprised me the most, a handful of them in a trailer and you'd be laughing.

    Brass is surprisingly valuable. Any fittings keep them, they accumulate fast and make good money. Its the thinking mans copper

    Its all fun and games until you see someone arriving in with boilers covered in insulation... Which all had to be removed with a hammer....

    The worst were the hoors arriving with sacks and sacks of Christmas lights :mad:

    I shudder at the bygone days!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,669 ✭✭✭ Voodoomelon


    Presumably they get less money for wrapped or insulated metals?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,341 ✭✭✭ mullingar


    Wow, £3000 per ton of copper?

    No wonder a certain minority are stealing electrical cabling.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,773 ✭✭✭ MojoMaker


    Only works if a certain minority buy the goods though.


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