We all know the Scrap Metal Industry doesn’t get very much media attention, But in the background, The Scrap Metal Industry plays an essential part of the global industrial supply chain. According to the Canadian Association of Recycling, about 43% of steel, up to 42% of copper and about 30% of aluminum comes from recycled materials. Canada recycles around 17 million tonnes of Scrap Metal each year.
ALCOP Resource Recycling Inc. plays a significant role in the Scrap Metal and Waste Materials Management in Alberta by delivering high-quality scrap to steel mills all over Calgary, and communities around including Okotoks, High River, Cochrane, Airdrie, Crossfield, Strathmore and more.
The shipping of scrap Metal is finally used to create high-grade materials that can be made into making products that often get sold back to Canadian Companies. ALCOP Resource Recycling Inc partakes in this process by offering Demolition and Site Clean up services.
The Lifecycle of Scrap
Scrap Metal starts as machinery, structures, and another type of material that has become damaged or has passed its service life. ALCOP Recycling has expertise in predisposing of a wide variety of structures and other assets like pipes, oil rigs, bridges, buildings, heat exchangers, all kinds of vessels, heavy machinery, and Scrap Vehicles.
Demolition and Site Clean up
As a value added to our clients, ALCOP Demolition offers complete site cleaning and demolition services. ALCOP has the proper heavy machinery, experience, and safety programs to engage even the most challenging cleanup and disposal projects. Demolition and site cleanups often yield a significant amount of Scrap and Recycling Materials for ALCOP to recycle.
Old bykes ready for recycling
ALCOP's fleet covers two 25 ton excavators provided with hydraulic thumbs. There are also four tractor-trailers with large steel bins for heavy loads.
Materials obtained from clients is comprised of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as contaminants. Upon unloading, Metal Recycling Plants work hard to sort the content and prepare it to be treated.
To be sure materials will be able to be processed and shipped internationally, scrap metal must be prepared either by manual torch cutting or an industrial shredder.
Loading Scrap Metal
Once materials are all sorted and processed, it is loaded into containers – ready to ship.