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Theft of nickel is a case of international intrigue!

Posted on January 4th, 2012 by Jessie

By Peter Hermann Three people connected to the theft of more than 321,000 pounds of stolen metal have pleaded guilty in a scheme with tentacles reaching from a scrap metal dealer in West Baltimore to companies in Pittsburgh, New York, Switzerland, India and Australia. It began with a truck chassis loaded with shipping containers filled [...]

Crematoria send prosthetics as scrap for recycling!!!

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by Jessie

The recycling warehouse looks unremarkable. Workers sift through dusty containers of screws, rods and iron balls and sort them for processing. From the jumble it’s hard to tell they were once prosthetic hips, artificial knees and metal implants of all sorts, salvaged from the ashes of crematoria. If recycling grandma’s replacement parts seems a grisly [...]

As we have discussed throughout this series, the scrap metal recycling industry has a positive impact both economically and environmentally in the United States. A recent study by the Institute of Scrap Metal Recycling Industries, IRSI, breaks down the positive impact on a state level across the country. By clicking on this link, you can view [...]

A 39-year-old Saline man was arrested and may be charged with damaging a cell phone tower and stealing copper wiring from nearby railroad tracks in Saline on Tuesday. Saline police arrested the man after he was found walking along railroad tracks near a cell tower around 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the 7000 block of [...]

Scrap biz gets high-tech boost with mobile app!!!!

Posted on November 1st, 2011 by Jessie

The iScrap application for the iPhone, Android and other platforms is the creation of Tom Buechel, the 26-year-old owner of Rockaway Recycling in Rockaway, N.J. The idea was born much the way many successful ventures are started: out of necessity.During an economic downturn in 2008, Buechel was looking for ways to get more customers in [...]

Port of Tampa scrap metal yard fire out, ruled an accident!!

Posted on October 26th, 2011 by Jessie

TAMPA — A large fire at a scrap yard that sent billowing clouds of black smoke into the air was extinguished early Wednesday after burning for about nine hours, according to Tampa Fire Rescue. The last fire crews left Trademark Metals Recycling in the Port of Tampa about 12:30 a.m., said Capt. Lonnie Bennefield, a [...]

Thieves target scrap merchant

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Erica

STAFF at Toowoomba scrap metal merchants Busby EJ and Busby are fed up with constant break-ins which are starting to hurt the business’ viability. A staff member, who did not wish to be named, said thieves went to great lengths to steal discarded batteries from the Barrabool Ct yard about 10.30 on Thursday night. He [...]


Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Erica

You might be familiar with some of his artwork; the lungfish sculpture that sits on the shores of the Burnett River in Bundaberg is one of John’s creations. But there is more in store as you step into his yard. I was welcomed into his home with the offer of a cup of tea, before [...]

FLINT, Michigan ?- In rare investigative hearings on the proposed revocation of two scrap yards’ business licenses, City Attorney Peter Bade and representatives of Spooner Metals and J&S Auto Salvage addressed City Council on Monday. The special hearings included testimony from the Spooner‘s vice president, director of security and a Flint sewer worker about stolen [...]

Scrap Industry Adds 10,000 Jobs in First Quarter

Posted on May 26th, 2011 by admin

Scrap recycling industry employment grew by 10,000 jobs in the first quarter compared with a year earlier. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data put national employment at 113,600, up 9.7 percent from 103,530 jobs a year ago. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) said the new job figures weren’t unexpected but were wholly welcomed. [...]