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April Scrap Metal Price and Team Growth Review by the Baler Sahd Metal Crew plus NBA Playoff picks


Sahd Metal Crew sat down by the baler to talk about the past month and all the experiences we have had. Dan and Cary talked about the shift in non ferrous scrap metal prices between the beginning of April and now–Aluminum and Copper both have taken a decent hit down approximately 5% but are now bouncing off their lows from the year. Nickel has actually been up from the beginning of April and has some decent momentum but the appetite for scrap from the mills has been a bit weak. After discussing metal pricing the crew discussed some of the big events that shaped our month. Dan, Mike, Alex, Todd and Cary went to #isri2023 and were exposed to so many of the great people in our business. The team’s podcast Dumpster Talks was featured in https://www.metalsrecyclingmagazine.com/ and the crew was selected for the cover of the magazine. Dan then asked the crew about their growth and where they have been stretched in the last month. They focused from themes varying from not letting one mistake derail the day, to showing up with a mindset ready to work, to covering for teammates. Mason has been out learning new customer rolloff locations and getting to know all of our customers better. Alex discussed his experience being on a panel discussing Tim Elmore’s A New Kind of Diversity and how we have gotten youth engagement in our workforce. Alex mentioned he would never have been able to do this a year ago. Cary talked about juggling classwork and work and his Excel certification which has really pushed him into uncomfortable areas where he has grown. Dan mentioned new podcasts he is listening to to feed his mind and limiting caffeine from his diet to be a bit more approachable at work. The team then quickly gave their NBA picks in this topsy turvy year where a 6, 7 and 8 seed are still alive. Dan/Cary-Nuggets Alex-Suns Mason-Warriors Gil-Knicks Mike-Celtics Isaiah-Warriors Todd-Lakers Looking forward to a great May, @northernlancasterchamberof6494 100th Anniversary Dinner, @TheLancasterChamber ‘s 151st Annual Dinner a team trip to #automate2023


Acceptable Materials

Appliances including:
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • FOR A $10 FEE—Air Conditioners

End of Life Items Including:
  • Machinery (all fluids,pans and cylinders removed)
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Nonferrous Scrap:
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Pots and Pans
  • Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
  • Aluminum Patio Furniture
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wire
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
  • Cable, Fence and Wire
  • Christmas Lights
  • Copper
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors/Windows (glass removed)
  • Stainless Steel

Prohibited Materials

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) (Freezers, Refrigerators)  Air Conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
  • Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
  • Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Whole tanks uncut
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs