Recycling Market Snapshot: December 2013 and Year in Review

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InStream Environmental would like to wish all our valued customers and friends a very Happy New Year! 2013 was a wonderful year for our team and we truly enjoyed working closely with our clients to bring green savings and increased revenue. We expect continued growth in the manufacturing sector and hope that 2014 is another […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: November 2013

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The traditional end-of-year slowdown for ferrous scrap market was nowhere in sight in November. Other recyclables did not fair as well, however, but there is hope in most markets for pricing strength in the near future. Pricing for ferrous scrap jumped considerably from October’s levels. Most major grades settled at approximately $30 per gross ton […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: October 2013

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October was a relatively quiet month in the recycling market with plenty of the commodities selling at similar price points to those of September. Ferrous scrap actually outperformed some of the early predictions being expressed in late September as some categories like HMS (heavy melt steel) held steady across all domestic regions. ¬†Busheling and several […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: September 2013

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Cooler temperatures and falling leaves are constant reminders that Fall is upon us. A volatile recycling market is another traditional symbol of autumn. Though September was a relatively stable month by historical standards, the recycling market was rather weak. Ferrous scrap witnessed decreases in pricing in September. Major grades were down approximately $10 per gross […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: August 2013

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While the overall economy continues to show some encouraging signs this summer, the recycling market enjoyed a stable August with most categories holding near their July price levels. Though ferrous scrap witnessed slight weakening, nonferrous scrap and paper enjoyed a more fruitful month. Ferrous scrap tags were largely unchanged from July. Notably, HMS and busheling […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: July 2013

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There is a sense of optimism in the recycling market as Summer continues to heat up. Most markets enjoyed a strong July with only nonferrous scrap refusing to join the fun. Pricing for ferrous metal scrap rose substantially in July. Tags for ferrous categories increased an average of $20 per gross ton with some categories […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: May 2013

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The recycling market traveled a bumpy road in May, with ferrous scrap prices continuing to lose ground while nonferrous displayed strength. Ferrous scrap tags fell approximately $20 per gross ton across all major grades and regions in May. This marks the second straight month of price erosion. Most industry experts are expecting further decreases in […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: April 2013

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The recycling market underwent a volatile month in April with scrap metal pricing dropping while recovered paper pricing held steady from March levels. Ferrous scrap tags dropped starkly in April, with most major grades losing approximately $15-$20 per gross ton in all domestic¬†regions. The weakening market was tied to a scarcity of demand from mills […]