Scrap Commodities - disassembled, sold as raw material.
When the non-reuse material is set aside for de-manufacturing, and all the screws have been removed, the material may or may not be continued as a restricted export (vs. spot market) material. Generally, leaded CRT glass and gold-bearing printed circuit boards are closely monitored and supervised. As toxicity drops, selling the material for top price on the open market makes more sense.
In some cases there are items which are just accumulated in too small amounts to draft long term purchase orders or to accumulate shippable quantities. Those materials are generally sold to another USA processor, but it becomes difficult to audit the end market if it is a small volume. If it is a enough material to ship directly overseas, and the material is restricted, we do NOT play games by sending the loads through a "broker" and claiming the broker is responsible for the destination.
Plastic Scrap - Spot Market
ABS, HIPS, LDPE, LDPE dirty (ag), ABS dirty (steel), LDPE stretch wrap with PETE bands. Baled HDPE from municipal collection partners may be available. 30,000 - 37,000 lbs. per load. Long term purchase orders available, price FOB. We have attempted to sell this material domestically, but found that most plastic has been re-exported from the USA, even if there are domestic names or brokers.
This is material Good Point does NOT export unless a legal import letter is in hand AND we are confident of chain of custody. The fact that we have this material in large quantities means we are taking it out of loads we sell as working (see CRT Glass Test, Printed Circuit Board Test, etc.)
Spot Market but restricted to end market post-audit:
Much of this material is simply too light or too irregular of volume to police (even domestic markets may resell), and the cost of escorting it to make sure it is not re-exported is too high. For example, Ribbon Cable has very low copper content and very high reuse value in Asia (engineers and repairpeople pick through the ribbon cable for reuse value), but is commonly sold to copper recyclers in the USA who resell copper to Asia. We do not have enough to sign direct end market contracts or to escort whether they go to a China smelter with high environmental standards, or a dirty smelter. This represents less than 1% of the material we manage.
Although this is a highest-price, spot market commodity, we normally
make our own best determination based on visits and audits, however we
can offer domestic markets for all the material if a client wishes to
specify the end market. Civil law agreements for restricted exports
may result in higher fees.
Spot Market - Steel, aluminum, iron (baled)
Exceptionally clean steel from demanufacturing of CPUs.
Local Market, unbaled scrap metal:
Dirty and heavy steel mix. De minimus circuit board content, de minimus glass, de minimus plastic. NO motherboards. No oil. Cleanest "dirty" steel in Vermont.
Spot Market - OCC AND DLK (cardboard) bales:
Available for delivery to domestic mills, or export container FOB Middlebury.