Jump to content

ELECTRIC SIGN SUPPLIES

If You're Looking For Premium Electric Sign Industry Components Like Trim Cap, LED's, USHIO LED Lamps, Neon Supplies, or LED Power Supplies, Then Please Visit Our Online Store or Feel Free To Call Us For Inquiries or Placing an Order!!

Buy Now

NATIONAL SIGN & SERVICE COMPANY REVIEW LIST

For Sign Company's Who Work As Subcontractors

Before You Work For A National Sign & Service Company You Need To Look At The Reviews Of These Companies Before You Work For Them. Learn When To Expect Payment From Them and What It's Like To Work For Them, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Learn and Share Your Experiences Yourself For Others

You Must Be A Registered Member & A Subcontractor
Click Here

MEMBER LOCATION MAP

Looking for a fellow Sign Syndicate Company Member For A Sign Install or Maintenance Call? Locate a Supplier or Advertiser Regarding Thier Goods & Services?

Become a Member & Upgrade Your Free Membership So Others Can Locate You
Click Here
Brian

Scraping core and coil ballasts what are you guys getting

Recommended Posts

How many of you guys sell your old core and coil ballasts for scrap? What kind of prices are you getting for them?


Installation & Maintenance Services

Brian Phillips | expresssignandneon@sbcglobal.net | P. 812-882-3278

Express Sign & Neon | 119 S. 15th Street - Vincennes - IN 47591

express%20neon%20sig.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get 15- 20 cents a pound. Not sure if that's good or not. Beats paying for the pound charge on my dumpster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats about same here.


GOOD things happen for a reason......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats about same here.

I guess I need to take a rid up the turnpike. We got 6 cents a pound for transformers and 8 or 9 cents for ballasts on my last run just before xmas. I had about 40-45 transformers and was disappointed when my son got back from the scrap yard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

0.10 to 0.20 per pound. Only pays for itself when recycling wire, steel and aluminum at the same time. How many document the date codes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

some of my scrap yards wont take ballast anymore unless is says "no pcb's" on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We offer a copy of a log sheet with date codes where the case is not stamped with No PCB's. Trouble is some manufacturers print this date code on the primay wires and many log sheets don't have a date associated with what's been recycled. The printing becomes unreadable or the service crews cut the wires to short. Slightly related, I was suprised that out local reecycle accepts wire that has not been stripped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I take un stripped wire in all the time. I used to even recycle all my plastic. But the plastic guys went out of business. I have a 30 yard dumpster out back. It gets real expensive dumping it twice a month. That's why I try to scrap/recycle everything. What sucks the most is wood. I get 5 crates a week on average. Varied in build/construction. 1/2 my dumpster is wood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I burn all my crates

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I burn all my crates

Wish I could. The city kind of frowns on huge bon fires in parking lots. I did have one years ago.. They put it out for me. Pick up truck burnt up-recall never fixed...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Acrylic and polycarbonate promise to bring $0.12 per pound once we reach 5000 lbs. Gaylord boxes and shipping paid for by the buyer, we supply labor to seperate & box/pack as well as supply the skids. (Completely dependant on fuel costs and amount being recycled - full trailer vs. half trailer).

Wood? I can't understand why it is not recyclable, perhaps it decomposes quickly enough to not be a burden...

Edited by edward@butlersignco.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For recycling plastic try Laird or Piedmont or a similar type plastic distributor. They provide the gaylord boxes at no charge.

For wood pallets and crates the best we've been able to do is get someone to take them for free. Try checking with local suppliers if they need any.

FYI- We sort it acrylic versus polycarb and clear versus pigmented to get better pricing from them but it's not required.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, Chubby - you specified core and coil ballasts. I do a lot of lighting work, so I have a lot of core & coil ballasts. To part these out, I saw the two welds on one end, then hammer off the outside iron parts of the coil. (After sawing the weld, they come off easily.) Then, I hammer out the center iron part. I'm left with two copper donuts, which are usually about six pounds total weight. These, I sell for $3.00 per pound. I throw the iron parts of the core in a barrel, and sell these for ten cents a pound.

FYI, a 5 gallon bucket of copper coils weighs about 100 lbs. This translates to $300.00 per bucket.

For my encased sign ballasts and neon transformers, I pile them beside the dumpster, and they're gone in the morning. For me, they're not worth messing with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very interesting I never thought of busting them apart. I will give it a try thanks!


Installation & Maintenance Services

Brian Phillips | expresssignandneon@sbcglobal.net | P. 812-882-3278

Express Sign & Neon | 119 S. 15th Street - Vincennes - IN 47591

express%20neon%20sig.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have the pallet bandit get or wood pallets. The plastic get recycled to a guy up north but he with take PVC/Sintra type. We have a roll of for steel and gaylords for alum. Since we only build signs it cuts our trash down pretty well and we are working on recycling cardboard/paper. Last year we took a bunch of transformers and ballast that were well out of date but still in the box and sent a pallet to the scraper with a tear in my eye.

BTW for alum and steel we have enough that it worth our while to shop and haggle with the metal buyers. You would be surprised how many resell to larger metal recyclers.

Edited by UFB Fabrication

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We luck out with all of our wood scrap...There are several campgrounds around here and wood left on the side of the parking lot is usualy gone within an hour....Unfortunatly with all the snow now we have to wait for spring...

If you ever need extra weight in the back of a pick-up for traction try a box of old transformers they add up quick.

Any suggestions for recycling snow....we are now out of storage room for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...