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Lead Scrap ISRI Code : Racks

Soft Lead

Soft Lead shall consist of clean soft scrap lead, free of other materials such as drosses, battery plates, lead-covered cable, hard lead, collapsible tubes, foil, type metals, aluminum, zinc, iron and brass fittings, dirty chemical lead and radioactive materials. In short, Soft Lead is lead containing virtually no impurities other than the precious metals.

What Is Soft Lead?

Soft Lead shall consist of clean soft scrap lead, free of other materials such as drosses, battery plates, lead-covered cable, hard lead, collapsible tubes, foil, type metals, aluminum, zinc, iron and brass fittings, dirty chemical lead and radioactive materials. In short, Soft Lead is lead containing virtually no impurities other than the precious metals.

ISRI Specification

As per the latest Scrap Specifications Circular 2017 released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Soft Lead is covered by the ISRI Code ‘Racks’.

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Soft Lead Price

The scrapping value of Lead scrap depends on the type and quality. Soft Lead scrap is generally free of any impurities and carries the highest price as it requires minimal refinement. This high quality lead scrap is often obtained from lead cables after stripping off their insulation jackets.

Mixed lead scrap often contains soft and hard scrap and is usually priced less than Soft Lead scrap.

In general, the Soft Lead and other Lead scrap prices may not vary much across the country. The prices usually remain stable throughout the country unlike non-ferrous scrap such as copper or brass whose prices may vary depending on location.

The table below provides Soft Lead export prices as of May 2017.

Region

Price

North America, US East Coast

$0.71 per Lb

US Midwest, US West Coast

$0.71 per Lb

China

CNY 13,100 per MT

Source : ScrapMonster

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For the latest price of Soft Lead in various scrap yards, please visit our Scrap Yard Pricessection.

Where can we sell Soft Lead?

Please make sure that the lead scrap material is carefully sorted and classified. The time spent on sorting the scrap often fetches good reward. If unsorted, the scrap yards will pay you the price of mixed scrap, which will be comparatively very less. The Soft Lead scrap is one of the categories of lead scrap that has got highest price.

The following are some of the scrap yards in the US that accept Soft Lead scrap.

  1. Durant Metal Shredding LLC, Durant, Oklahoma.
  2. National Metal Recyclers, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  3. Robs Recycle, Ronks, Pennsylvania
  4. Burnett Scrap Metals, Hinesburg, Vermont

Scrap Yard Finder tool is your best bet to help locate more scrap yards in your region.

Scrap Monster also provides database that lists all of the scrap yards in the US and Canada.

Are you having large quantities of Soft Lead?

Scrap yards often analyze the scrap materials to ensure that they conform to Soft Lead specification. Marginal variation may lead to rejection of the material by the yard. Various professional websites may help you to connect with bulk traders who accept bulk quantities of Soft Lead scrap for cash.

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