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Old 07-28-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
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I was wondering if the scrap yard would take metal halide ballast? I have like 200 of them...are they worth anything ?
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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I think 220/221 mentioned it was worth it.
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220/221 whatever it takes!!!
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Haven't asked scrap yards about those, but we have been selling our magnetic ballasts for $0.17/lb. We have had thousands when we remodel the schools during the summer, and it adds up quick.
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I definately save all my old magnetic ballast.
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Hell yeah. I believe it's about 30 cents a pound.


I drove away with something like 700 bucks a couple months ago.


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The last time I haul it in like what 220/221 did I got little over 60 cents per pound unless you strip the copper off from the core then it will kick up even higher.

I just haul out scrap ballast and I am getting 9 Euros per KG.

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They won;t take the f-can ballast around here but will pay 12 cents for ballasts,if you have a membership card,
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They won;t take the f-can ballast around here but will pay 12 cents for ballasts,if you have a membership card,
How hard is it to get a membership card.?
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I break the copper coil out of them for sure. It's worth it.
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Wow you guys are lucky, here in Hawaii for the past 5 years i haven't been able to recycle insulated aluminum (let alone a ballast). Just wired the scrap yard owners house and guess what, i can recycle my scrap aluminum now.(all 1200 pounds of it) I forget what price we agreed on but anything is better than having pile of scrap wire in the shop.
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I'm sure it's a very pleasant smelling and clean facility where the melt the resin off the copper wire.

Or maybe they just ship it all over to China or India.
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Three cans of romex, one of thhn.

$500 this morning.




The down side is....

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...never-mind.



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