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  • LoveaGoodScrap
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    Did a small load yesterday - prices still good for WA

    Cast Ally: $1.10
    Ext Ally: $1.40
    Motors/trans: 80c
    Low grade wire with plugs: $1.60

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  • LoveaGoodScrap
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    Not in WA mate - sounds like a rip off.

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  • Beekers Bits n Bites
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    Anyone else been getting a $20 a tonne government ‘waste fee’ when dropping off shred recently?
    Regards to all.

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  • staffa
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    Thanks okeden and ben for the insight. I guess Ali has gone up alot since i last cashed in my haul. Since i have the space i am collecting and buying up and and will only deal in bulk from here on. I think thats when i will get the absolute best prices. Also love your videos too Ben. Teaches us all so much. Thanks

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  • Chris
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    I got the same text today Ben - will be doing a trip before the end of Jan! Guess I should make a video of it! 😁

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  • Okeden
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    Yes Ben, I'm sure some yards will take advantage where they can.

    Can I just add that Milberry is a heavier gauge wire. The wire you get from normal electrical cable such as found on white goods and general electrical appliances does not qualify as Milberry but rather it is Candy. It is also referred to as hair wire because that's what it looks like. As was explained to me, the wire is of such a fine gauge that it would vapourize in a furnace.

    And keep in mind that any double insulated wire, unless it's heavy gauge, is not worth stripping to get the candy wire. When I say double insulated, i mean things like extension leads and leads from appliances. Remember that with insulated cable you are being paid for the weight of the insulation as well. As an exercise I stripped 100 metres of extension cord to see what I would get. Thankfully I did this using a stripping machine because even then it took quite a bit of time. Okay, I didn't lose be doing it, but I didn't make any extra. All I did was spend time I could have used elsewhere. I have posted my results on this exercise before.

    Just remember that if you have any queries on how to deal with various scrap, then ask the question on the forum. There are plenty of members who will be too willing to help. This is exactly one of the benefits of the forum.

  • WEEE Ben
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    Melbourne prices until 30th January..

    Clean Pressing $270
    Mix Pressing $230
    HM Oversize $310
    HM Insize $370

    Milberry $9.10
    Candy #1 $8.85
    Brass $5.80
    Ali Copper Rads $3.85
    PVC Wire (No Plugs) $3.20
    Electric Motors $0.80

    Aluminium Wheel $1.85
    Extrusion $1.80
    Cast Ali $1.35
    Domestic Ali $1.35
    Stainless $1.45
    Dirty Ali $0.50

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  • WEEE Ben
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    People seem to get confused about copper grading, maybe some scrap yards take advantage of it too, not sure but..

    There's 3 main grades of pure copper, sure there may be different pricing for granulated or swarf which comes from drilling residue but the 3 are..

    Milberry (bare bright)
    #1 (Candy)
    #2 (Burnt)

    Milberry is bright clean copper wire
    Candy is clean copper pipe, bars or chunks
    Burnt is laquered wire or pipes with green patina built up.

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  • Okeden
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    Mate, keep in mind that prices vary by the week. Dealing professionally I need to always be on top of where the prices are. If I'm a week late getting my scrap in, it can cost me hundreds of dollars. I'm in a lucky situation where I can sit on scrap if the prices drop, but not everyone can do that. All the best.

  • staffa
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    Okeden your price of $1.40 for domestic ally is excellent. Most here barely get that for extruded. Best i ever got for domestic ally was $1.15. It had alot of rubber,glue so was ecstatic. The prices in brisbane in general seem much better than NSW.

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  • Okeden
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    Seems like Perth is still below the rest of the country. Brisbane prices -

    Domestic Ally - $1.40
    Batteries $0.55
    Motors $0.80
    Copper - Bright & Shiny (Milberry) $ 9.25
    Copper Tube - Candy - $ 9.00

    So 200kg of plumbers off cuts = $1800. Great money.

    Copper is today's poor man's gold. So if you want to deal in copper, you need to understand the various classifications. They will vary between states, so learn your trade, even if you are just a hobbyist. Don't get ripped off. Learn your values.

  • staffa
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    Thanks mate. Thought plumbing offcuts was number 1 and was going to price it accordingly.

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