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What do Richmond Steel, the Evolution of Junk, and the Library of Congress have in common?

As a modern metals recycling facility, Richmond Steel Recycling (RSR) processes thousands of tons of recyclable metals every month.  From its earliest beginnings in the 1960s and early 1970s, it was focused on recycling what modern society at the time termed “junk.”  The word “junk” was very much a part [...]

Lead disposal: How to dispose of lead.

Lead disposal has been happening since 4,000 BC, as discovered when ancient figurines were found in Egypt. Little did people know, their ornaments contained a material that would become a controversial global resource. The uses of this metal evolved as people recognized its malleability. Over time, and especially during periods [...]

March 17th, 2020|Categories: General Public, Non-Ferrous Metals|

Landfill: Why we need to reuse recyclable waste

Imagine you are standing near Calgary’s West Village Tower, Toronto’s The Monde or Vancouver House - but couldn’t see the tops of them because all our recyclable waste was sent to landfills. Okay, maybe our garbage dumps aren’t going to start obscuring our skyscrapers any time soon, but one of [...]

January 30th, 2020|Categories: General Public|

What type of metal do I have?

Metal is everywhere - in the kitchen in pots and pans and knives and forks, in chairs, automobiles, bicycles, airplanes and road signs. But the type of metal you find in different items varies wildly, such as what a beverage can is made up of compared to a house - [...]

October 29th, 2019|Categories: General Public|
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