Radiator Scrap Value

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by NOSPAMnet@gmail.com, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Guest

    I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I was
    going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any
    scrap value?
     
    , Nov 17, 2008
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  2. Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    <> wrote:

    > I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I was
    > going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    > Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any
    > scrap value?



    Very little! I got 10p per Kg when I recently took one to the scrappy.

    However, if you've got any old brass fittings - radiator valves etc. -
    there're worth *much* more pro rata.
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    Roger Mills, Nov 17, 2008
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  3. Ed Sirett Guest

    On Mon, 17 Nov 2008 18:47:52 +0000, NOSPAMnet wrote:

    > I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I was
    > going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    > Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any scrap
    > value?


    It's what's called "light iron". I think that's about 1p/kg was about 2.5p/
    kg in June.




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    Ed Sirett, Nov 17, 2008
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  4. RobertL Guest

    On 17 Nov, 19:01, "Roger Mills" <> wrote:
    > In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    >
    > <>  wrote:
    > > I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I was
    > > going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    > > Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any
    > > scrap value?

    >
    > Very little! I got 10p per Kg when I recently took one to the scrappy.
    >
    > However, if you've got any old brass fittings - radiator valves etc. -
    > there're worth *much* more pro rata.


    But how do you sell them? Do you need to collect together a decen
    total weight? If i take them to our coluncil dump they don't give
    anything.

    Robert
     
    RobertL, Nov 17, 2008
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  5. A.Lee Guest

    RobertL <> wrote:

    > On 17 Nov, 19:01, "Roger Mills" <> wrote:
    > > In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    > >
    > > <> wrote:
    > > > I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I was
    > > > going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    > > > Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any
    > > > scrap value?

    > >
    > > Very little! I got 10p per Kg when I recently took one to the scrappy.
    > >
    > > However, if you've got any old brass fittings - radiator valves etc. -
    > > there're worth *much* more pro rata.

    >
    > But how do you sell them? Do you need to collect together a decen
    > total weight? If i take them to our coluncil dump they don't give
    > anything.


    Yes, it is worth saving a decent weight before weighing them in, as
    otherwise you'd be spending more in petrol than you'd get for the scrap.
    How the prices paid has plummetted makes scrap metal almost worthless
    again, so be prepared to see abandoned cars left in the streets, old
    radiators lying around etc.
    Steel has plummeted recently, I think 10p/kilo is rather more than can
    be had now, it is traded at £10/tonne, that is for large weights, small
    amounts are paid at half that if you are lucky.
    Copper alloys are also less than half the price of the summer, it was
    £3/kg in June, the wholesale price is now £1.20/kg.

    See here:
    <http://www.letsrecycle.com/prices/metalsPrices.jsp>

    Alan.
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    A.Lee, Nov 17, 2008
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  6. Bob Minchin Guest

    A.Lee wrote:
    > RobertL <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 17 Nov, 19:01, "Roger Mills" <> wrote:
    >>> In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    >>>
    >>> <> wrote:
    >>>> I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I was
    >>>> going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    >>>> Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any
    >>>> scrap value?
    >>> Very little! I got 10p per Kg when I recently took one to the scrappy.
    >>>
    >>> However, if you've got any old brass fittings - radiator valves etc. -
    >>> there're worth *much* more pro rata.

    >> But how do you sell them? Do you need to collect together a decen
    >> total weight? If i take them to our coluncil dump they don't give
    >> anything.

    >
    > Yes, it is worth saving a decent weight before weighing them in, as
    > otherwise you'd be spending more in petrol than you'd get for the scrap.
    > How the prices paid has plummetted makes scrap metal almost worthless
    > again, so be prepared to see abandoned cars left in the streets, old
    > radiators lying around etc.
    > Steel has plummeted recently, I think 10p/kilo is rather more than can
    > be had now, it is traded at £10/tonne, that is for large weights, small
    > amounts are paid at half that if you are lucky.
    > Copper alloys are also less than half the price of the summer, it was
    > £3/kg in June, the wholesale price is now £1.20/kg.
    >
    > See here:
    > <http://www.letsrecycle.com/prices/metalsPrices.jsp>
    >
    > Alan.

    Also it seems that the days when you could get a few quid for a scrap
    car are over. I had to pay a few weeks ago to get rid of a car. Only a
    tenner but the balance has swung the other way.

    Bob
     
    Bob Minchin, Nov 17, 2008
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  7. John Guest

    "Andrew Mawson" <andrew@no_spam_please_mawson.org.uk> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I

    > was
    >> going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    >> Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any
    >> scrap value?

    >
    > Not this month - last month yes !! Our local scappy will now take in
    > 'light iron', but won't pay for it or collect it. All because the
    > Chinese have too much already.
    >
    > AWEM
    >


    Jump on it and put it in the wheelie bin!

    Incidentally, I saw a guy take a lot of pipe and fittings to the council
    tip - what a waste - best to separate the metals (mixed scrap is worth less)
    and take it to a scrap merchant. (or save the petrol and leave it out for
    the pickeys to collect it.
     
    John, Nov 17, 2008
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  8. Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    RobertL <> wrote:

    > On 17 Nov, 19:01, "Roger Mills" <> wrote:
    >> In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    >>
    >> <> wrote:
    >>> I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I
    >>> was going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift
    >>> on Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have
    >>> any scrap value?

    >>
    >> Very little! I got 10p per Kg when I recently took one to the
    >> scrappy.
    >>
    >> However, if you've got any old brass fittings - radiator valves etc.
    >> - there're worth *much* more pro rata.

    >
    > But how do you sell them? Do you need to collect together a decen
    > total weight? If i take them to our coluncil dump they don't give
    > anything.
    >
    > Robert


    I had a fair-sized heap 'cos I replaced all my radiator valves. They weighed
    it at 3Kg and gave me £3.50 - not a fortune, but better than the £3 I got
    for a 30Kg radiator. It was only a mile extra to the scrappy compared with
    the tip - so it more than paid for the extra fuel.

    [It amused me the way they weighed the radiator. They weighed my car - first
    with it and then without it, and subtracted one from the other! Now, if
    they'd let *me* sit in the car for the first weigh . . ]
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    Roger Mills, Nov 17, 2008
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  9. RobertL Guest

    On Nov 17, 9:05 pm, "John" <> wrote:
    > "Andrew Mawson" <andrew@no_spam_please_mawson.org.uk> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    >
    >
    > > <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> I listed an old single panel rad on Freecycle but had no takers .I

    > > was
    > >> going to leave it out on Wed night for the Cleansing to uplift on
    > >> Thursday on their Bulk Uplift but I was wondering if they have any
    > >> scrap value?

    >
    > > Not this month - last month yes !! Our local scappy will now take in
    > > 'light iron', but won't pay for it or collect it. All because the
    > > Chinese have too much already.

    >
    > > AWEM

    >
    > Jump on it and put it in the wheelie bin!
    >
    > Incidentally, I saw a guy take a lot of pipe and fittings to the council
    > tip - what a waste -


    but the staff at the tip separate it don't they?

    Robert
     
    RobertL, Nov 18, 2008
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