2017 Mid-Year Review and Recycling Market Outlook

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The InStream team is happy to help our wonderful customers with any and all of their waste stream management and recycling needs! 2017 has been a great year so far for us here, and we look forward to continuing our service to so many great customers and with our wonderful service partners. The overall recycling […]

Q2-Q3 Recycling Market Snapshot 2016

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The overall recycling market remains robust for the manufacturing industry, though ferrous scrap has underwent a period of weakness in the second and third quarters of 2016. Nonferrous scrap has displayed a distinct lack of volatility, while recovered paper has emerged as the healthiest slice of the recycling pie. The ferrous market enters Q4 in […]

Q1 Recycling Market Snapshot 2016

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The recycling market suffered through some relatively dark days in the opening months of 2016, as ferrous scrap metal kept the overall recycling market tamped down. Much like the weather, the market is showing signs of heating up as we approach the warmer days of summer. The ferrous market displayed gains in January and led many […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: Autumn 2015

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It has been another busy year for us here at InStream thanks to all of our wonderful customers. To date we have recycled over 68 million pounds of material for our clients in 2015. We value working with such diligent customers who responsibly dispose of these materials, and we look forward to meeting all of our clients’ […]

Ferrous metal market update

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The ferrous scrap market witnessed a historic month in February. It would be hard to imagine a worse month for the industry, as tags fell as much as $120/GT for premium grades (busheling, bundles) and up to $90/GT for shredded steel and cut grades. The collapse further weakened a market that witnessed approximately $60/GT drops […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: Third Quarter 2014

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The recycling market enjoyed a period marked by stability over the last three months. Ferrous pricing remained unwavering while nonferrous metals and paper scrap witnessed minimum volatility. A major influence on the scrap metal market in general, and on ferrous material specifically, is the ongoing transportation difficulty in the domestic sphere. Transportation issues for the scrap metal market abound and scrap dealers have […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: Second Quarter 2014

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The recycling industry continues to grow across the globe and  has exploded here in our home state of South Carolina. A recent report found that the industry has an annual total economic impact of $13 billion in South Carolina, more than double the impact of just eight years ago. The report – 2014 Recycling Industry […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: First Quarter 2014

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The recycling market has witnessed an eventful first quarter in 2014. Many producers of ferrous scrap material have felt the effects of the AMM pricing report changes and of a largely weak scrap metal market. Nonferrous scrap has seen both the good and bad. Copper scrap continues along in a prolonged period of stagnation while […]