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Recycling Commodity Pricing and Markets

The Solid Waste Management Board's Recycling, Market Development and Planning Section tracks current commodity prices using RecyclingMarkets.net, a comprehensive commodity pricing index for post-consumer recovered materials. Monthly updates will be posted to each commodity and changes in pricing based on six-month increments over a two-year period will be tracked. The following graphs show the price fluxuations over the past five-years for each commodity.

PAPER ($ per ton)

Date PS 54
Mixed Paper
PS 56
Sorted Residential
PS 37
Sorted Office Paper
PS 11
Cardboard
PS 10
Magazines
1/18 $32.50 $62.50 $165.00 $105.00 $100.00
7/18 $0.00 $25.00 $207.50 $70.00 $117.50
1/19 $2.50 $25.00 $192.50 $70.00 $120.00
7/19 -$2.50 $12.50 $110.00 $32.50 $60.00
CURRENT: -$2.50 $7.50 $95.00 $32.50 $45.00
AS OF: 2/8/19 8/9/19 9/10/19 6/7/19 9/10/19

Fiber Definitions

PS 54 - Mixed Paper (MP)

Paper and paperboard of various qualities not limited to the type of fiber content, sorted and processed at a recycling facility.

 

PS 56 - Sorted Residential Papers & News (SRPN)

Sorted newspapers, junk mail, magazines, printing and writing papers and other acceptable papers generated from residential programs (such as residential household and apartment collections and drop-off centers) sorted and processed at a recycling facility. Material should be free of containerboard and brown grades (OCC, Kraft bags, boxboard and Kraft carrier board).

PS 37 - Sorted Office Paper (SOP)

Paper, as typically generated by offices, containing primarily white and colored groundwood-free paper, free of unbleached fiber. May include a small percentage of groundwood computer printout and facsimile paper.

PS 11 - Old Corrugated Containers (OCC)

Corrugated containers having liners of either test liner or kraft.

PS 10 - Magazines (OMG)

Coated magazines, catalogues, and similar printed materials. May contain a small percentage of uncoated news-type paper.

 

COMMODITY MARKETS

METALS (as indicated)

  COMING SOON
DATE Aluminum Cans
(sorted, baled, ¢/ton)
Steel Cans
(sorted, baled, $/Gross ton)
White Goods
(loose/$/ton)
1/18 $0.71 $165.00 $42.50
7/18 $0.79 $220.00 $42.50
1/19 $0.60 $180.00 $42.50
6/19 $0.58 $137.50 $42.50
CURRENT: $0.53 $125.00 $42.50
AS OF: 9/27/19 9/2/19 10/30/15










PLASTICS (baled / ¢ per ton)

 
Date #1 PET
(baled/¢/ton)
Natural #2 HDPE
(baled/¢/ton)
Colored #2 HDPE
(baled/¢/ton)
Comingled #1-7
(baled/¢/ton)
Comingled #3-7
(baled/¢/ton)
1/18 $0.140 $0.318 $0.160 $0.025 $0.015
7/18 $0.173 $0.410 $0.150 $0.025 $0.015
1/19 $0.160 $0.415 $0.185 $0.025 $0.015
7/19 $0.150 $0.208 $0.123 $0.020 $0.015
CURRENT: $0.085 $0.435 $0.140 $0.020 $0.015
AS OF: 9/30/19 10/04/19 10/04/19 2/15/19 8/19/16

GLASS ($ / ton delivered)

   
DATE  Flint  Amber  Green
1/18 $50.00 $35.00  $10.00 
7/18 $45.00 $35.00  $10.00 
1/19 $45.00 $35.00  $10.00 
6/19 $45.00 $35.00  $10.00 
CURRENT: $45.00 $35.00  $10.00 
AS OF: 2/12/18  11/03/17  3/03/17 










   
SOURCE: RecyclingMarkets.net information for Market Region 2. New York (NE USA/Maritimes) - Prices listed are Current Regional Average. All Secondary Materials Pricing is compiled and managed by Recycling Data Management Corporation, a division of Recycling Markets Limited. Prices are provided on a real-time basis by qualified purchasing officials and are for reference purposes only. SMP subscribers are urged to use several industry price indexes available in combination with this source in gaining a broader information and polling base. Although the pricing information obtained from industry sources is believed to be reliable, Recycling Data Management Corporation and its licenses do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information and shall not be held liable or responsible for any errors or omissions in the information or the results obtained from the use of, or actions taken in reliance upon such information.
 
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