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printech, May, 2000
RE: disposal of ink cans and plastics


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From:DAVE WINTZ(DWINTZ@dem.state.in.us)
Date:Wed, 10 May 2000 10:30:06 -0500


it's still better to get rid of something for free than it is to pay for disposal at a landfill or incinerator steel is a common recyclable commodity, but you have to have a lot of it to get paid substantial amounts - often it doesn't pay to haul steel - here are some prices as an example: aluminum - $800-1000/ton steel - $35-150/ton plastic milk jugs - $75-200/ton it all has to do with commodity pricing, the relative weights of materials and the quality of materials that you supply to the recycler/scrap yard - for instance, you will get paid a different amount per ton for a car at a scrap yard than you will if you bring a load of steel ink cans - it's a different kind of steel and it's viewed as a different commodity - a car has steel, iron, aluminum and "fluff" - the seats and other junk that comes out of the crusher - the ink cans are a form or sheet steel - sorry to ramble - hope this helps . . . Dave Wintz In Dept of Env Mgmt



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