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|

What is Recycled Metal Used For?

From bridges and roads to tin cans, a number of things that we encounter in our day-to-day lives are created from repurposed products. With almost half of the world’s annual production of steel, copper, and aluminum coming from recycled scrap metal, there is an enormous demand for scrap metal recycling. [...]

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: General Public|

What Are the Benefits of Recycling Metal?

Scrap Metal recycling is seeing exponential growth due to environmental demands by governmental agencies in Canada and Richmond Steel Recycling is at the forefront of that advance. The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) estimates that roughly 45 percent of the world’s annual production of steel, 33 percent of the [...]

June 27th, 2019|Categories: General Public|