Recycling Market Snapshot: September 2012

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The ferrous scrap market softened in September with prices for most grades dropping between $10 and $20 per gross ton. The pricing decreases was largely tied to tepid demand from both domestic and foreign buyers. Domestic mills have exited the market due to low finished product sales. Sentiment regarding October prices is poor with market […]

Recycling Market Snapshot: August 2012

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With summer upon us ferrous scrap pricing is heating up! Ferrous scrap prices for August have soared across most domestic regions averaging approximately $50-60 for prime grades. Mills bought substantial amounts of material early this month offering higher prices to ensure inflow. The increased demand was not predicted and came on the heels of a […]

We’re proud to be in an area defined by manufacturing growth

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Forbes has listed the Greenville area as tied with Knoxville as the best city for jobs this Spring. With an explosion of job growth in the automotive and aeronautical industries in the recent past it’s no wonder that our cozy home is making some noise in the national media. Growth in manufacturing means more industrial […]

Plastic film recycling is getting some official attention

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Plastic film, though often associated with plastic grocery bags, is a pervasive waste stream that affects many manufacturing companies across a spectrum of industries. Though light weight, plastic film is usually something used (and thus discarded) in bulk. The American Chemistry Council recognizes this particular waste stream as a hot topic going forward and has […]

NPR story showcases one of the many ways recycling companies are attacking tough problems

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Mattresses have long been one of the toughest household items to recycle. A company based in Tennessee has begun to address this problem in a unique way. Read the NPR story linked below. http://www.npr.org/2012/01/18/144633725/new-recycling-company-springs-from-old-mattresses?ft=1&f=1001

Recycling Market Snapshot: Ferrous metals trending higher, OCC unchanged

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Ferrous prices continue to inch upward as the new year unfolds due to strong demand from mills and a perceived scarcity of material. The normal scrap flow problems tied to weather have not emerged so far this winter due to an unseasonably temperate period in the U.S. Many market players are anticipating ferrous scrap prices […]

What the EPA’s Incinerator Proposal Means to You

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In a move that may have significant implications for industrial manufacturers, the EPA proposed changes to the Clean Air Act standards for Boilers and Incinerators. The measure will be of particular concern to many who maintain industrial boilers and the few who operate┬ásolid waste incinerators. While the measure has taken the form of a “proposal”, […]

Recycling is more than just math

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