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Old 01-21-2016, 06:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation Disposing of Seats - any pointers??

So Im converting a 97 Gillig Phantom Transit bus and looking for some ideas on disposing of some seats. Im not sure if the landfill will take these, and I looked at the county recycle center site but nothing specific as to whether or not they'll take them. Any ideas?

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Old 01-21-2016, 06:38 PM   #2
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I took mine to a scrapyard, where I was paid the staggering fee of 1˘ per pound.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:14 PM   #3
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I got paid the staggering reward of one cent per pound at a scrap yard! I guess they gave me your fee Capt.!
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:32 PM   #4
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I get $.06/lb for scrap here in SNJ. It's easier (and more cost effective) to put it out for bulk pickup by the township
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:34 PM   #5
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.02 cents a pound on a good day here.
I gave mine to some vulture-like scrappers who were circling the neighborhood waiting for them.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:46 PM   #6
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I usually post on craigslist with a close intersection and not the actual address, first person to find it gets the haul and everyone else doesn't know where you live and get pissed off at you because someone else got there first.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:30 PM   #7
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Mmm, the molded fiberglass bucket seats. I built a spectator bench for my shop using one bench with the legs from two benches, and bolted it to a pair of 2x4s to extend the feet for stability. My bus had seating for 41 passengers. Now I have seats for just 39 still waiting in a pile for me to figure out what to do with them..

Occasionally somebody comes along and posts here trying to sell bus seats for $100 each. You can probably imagine how well that goes!
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:01 AM   #8
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Taking my son's seats to the metal guy he says 30 bucks a ton.
I'll get back to you after I've done the math.

Yep that's 1 -1/2 cents per pound. Just checked my work.
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Taking my son's seats to the metal guy he says 30 bucks a ton.
I'll get back to you after I've done the math.

Yep that's 1 -1/2 cents per pound. Just checked my work.
Around here that's what scrap is goin for too. Not even worth the gas to haul it to the scrap yard.
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I get $.06/lb for scrap here in SNJ. It's easier (and more cost effective) to put it out for bulk pickup by the township

I don't think steel brings that much today. How long ago was that?

I think you are better off listing them on craigslist for free. You will probably be money ahead. It doesn't look like you have much metal there.

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