Latest News from Calbag Metals

Feb
21
Scrap Metal Prices

Copper and Brass Scrap Metal Prices Climb Higher

Scrap metal prices, specifically, copper and brass prices are at a 3.5 year high as a surge in overseas demand has driven prices upward. The increase is due to to China's tighter import restrictions as they are concerted in their efforts to reduce the amount of waste imported in their country. Therefore, import restrictions on lower-grade Copper and brass scrap…
Jun
27
stop oregon litter

Stop Oregon Litter & Vandalism

Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism, also known as Solve.  SOLVE Oregon brings community together to clean up the environment and protect it for the future. Gathering early Saturday morning, Calbag employees and their families picked up and collected over 1,200 discarded cigarette butts and 15 bags of litter.  Just 4-hours of hard work cleaned the streets of the NW Portland industrial community…
May
12
Electronic Drop Off

Where Electronic Drop Off – Pays Off

Do you know where to find an electronic drop off for recycling?  Understanding how and where electronics can be recycled is important as these devices often contain dangerous chemicals and metals. When electronics end up in landfills, those chemicals and metals can leach, or enter the soil, moving down through the bedrock with the rains, and enter our waterways, poisoning…
Apr
28

China Tightening Restrictions on Scrap Import

Calbag Metals is well-positioned to meet the challenge of tighter scrap import restrictions as China prepares to expand its ban of scrap material. The People’s Republic of China is the largest consumer of scrap copper products, purchasing more than half of the world’s scrap copper supply in 2015, but is poised to prohibit certain scrap metals, including insulated copper wire (ICW), radiators,…
Jun
18

Replacing Old, Metal-framed Windows Adds Value in Hot Home Market

Ah, summer. The season of popsicles, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and for many, moving! Approximately half of all home sales occur during the summer months. With a red-hot housing market, buyers and sellers are doing everything they can to get the most out of their homes. If you are one of those that are moving into a new home this…
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