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 […]

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 […]

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 […]