Scrap Industry

Scrap metal recycling is an important factor in conserving natural resources and providing environmental protection while offering valuable raw materials to manufacturers. Each year we process over 350,000 tons of steel that would otherwise be sent to the landfills.

According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (of which we are members), by using recycled metals, the steel industry saves enough energy each year to power 18 million households.

Recycling one ton of steel conserves:

-2,500 pounds of iron ore

-1,400 pounds of coal

-120 pounds of limestone


Saving Energy
Using recycled iron and steel results in: 74% savings in energy; 90% savings in virgin materials use; 40% reduction in water use; 97% reduction in mining wastes;