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Today’s Waste, Tomorrow’s Resources

At Calbag Metals we believe that today's waste is tomorrow's resource. In keeping with a tradition of environmental excellence that goes back over 100 years, Calbag Metals has exceeded the standards set by Portland and Tacoma monitoring authorities for managing the storm water at our scrap metal yards. In a rare move by Oregon's oversight agency, Calbag in Portland, has…

Rising Metal Prices – Scrap Metal Market Watch

The bitter cold of winter that kicked off with December's market uncertainty has moved to warmer days, and improved overseas interest for metal, leading to rising metal prices. Aluminum Scrap Secondary Aluminum scrap has seen a steady rise this year after Asia adjusted to the changes in China (China's National SwordNickel policy starting 1/1/2018 which banned 24 types of solid…

Time Saving, Traffic Busting Changes at Calbag Metals

Calbag Metals metal recycling headquarters in Portland, Oregon makes some simple, time saving and traffic-busting changes that helps customers and employees more easily recycle scrap metal. So, what's the story? Headquartered within a block of the 405 Northwest Industrial exit, with a stone's throw to Hwy 26, Hwy 84, and Hwy 30, the location has served as convenient drop-off for…

Aluminum Prices Soar on Russian Sanctions

What happens when United Company Rusal. the second largest Aluminum company in the World, is blacklisted from American-financial markets? Prices fly and supply chain managers across the World scramble to secure as much Aluminum as they can as quickly as they can. Rusal, a Russian-owned company, with strong ties to President Putin, has…
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…

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We hope you all have a safe Independence Day! We are open today our normal hours until 4:15 and will be open again on Monday at 8am.

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Dang that's the only day I'll had off for awhile! Oh well I guess my pile of scrap can wait a few more months 😂

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