A handy pop quiz to help haz waste generators

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Our friends at Heritage Environmental Services have posted some great blog entries recently. The first one is entitled 5 Questions a Waste Generator Should Be Able To Answer and it begins a series constructed to educate hazardous waste producers. If you have haz waste, take a minute to test yourself! Further questions can be found […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: March 2013

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The recycling market enjoyed a solid month in March with ferrous scrap’s improving fortunes leading the way. Nonferrous scrap and recycled paper both remained stable. Pricing for ferrous scrap increased in all domestic regions in March and reached yearly highs. The Southeast witnessed increases of $15-$30 per gross ton on major categories, while increases in […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: February 2013

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The recycling market was rather mixed in February with ferrous scrap the biggest loser. Nonferrous metals and paper enjoyed relatively stable months by comparison. Ferrous scrap slid backwards in February across all domestic markets. Most grades slid between $10-$20 per gross ton from their January levels. Market participants point to an abundance of supply as […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: January 2013

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Scrap metal prices have historically heated up in the opening month of the year just as the temperatures begin to drop. However, the traditional increases were nowhere to be found as the calendar flipped this year. Almost all scrap metal and recovered paper pricing remained unchanged or witnessed minimal increases from December’s levels. Ferrous scrap […]

A nice primer on plastic categories

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Do you ever wonder what those little numbers on the bottom of plastic containers mean? Those numbers refer to the containers’ plastic type. The good people over at thedailygreen.com have a nice, concise summary of the various types of plastic. Plastics continue to be a great frontier for the recycling industry with alternative uses and […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: December 2012 and Year in Review

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2012 is now in the books and here at InStream we are so grateful for our wonderful customers and vendor partners! Here’s to another great year of  green savings and increased revenue! December was a relatively quiet month for ferrous scrap. Major grades traded at November levels, a slight disappointment on the heels of price increase projections. […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: November 2012

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Ferrous scrap pricing in November rebounded from the dismal state of a month earlier to settle back near September’s levels with $50 per gross ton increases common across scrap grades and across domestic regions. Very low mill inventories combined with minimal scrap production has created an environment where scrap tags have gained traction. With production […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: October 2012

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Another month, another round of ferrous scrap price decreases. Pricing for ferrous scrap slipped an average of $50 per gross ton across all domestic regions in October continuing a trend of price degradation that began in late August. Market analysts point to limited demand from domestic and offshore buyers as the main reason behind the pricing weakness. […]