Calgary Metal Recycling yard has its fourth fire in seven years

May 1, 2019 – Dark smoke filled the air in southeast Calgary last Wednesday as 13 firetruck crews put out a blaze at metal recycling scrap yard, Calgary Metal Recycling. This would be the fourth major fire at this plant in the span of seven years. In 2012 the fire burned for two weeks and […]

Canadian scrap metal yard issued a stop-work order for noise complaints

November 27, 2018 — For months the neighbors of the American Iron & Metal (AIM) scrap yard in Saint John, NB had been experiencing loud explosive noises, which has now resulted in the yard to temporarily idle its operations. A series of complaints from neighboring property owners had surfaced resulting the Department of Environment to […]

Fighting fire with scrap

October 4, 2018 – At Standard Auto Wreckers, David Gold and his team have put their scrap to work. For years now, the Ottawa fire department has teamed up with Standard Auto Wreckers as a training ground for safety and efficiency when it comes to real life collision scenarios. Standard supplies six cars per week […]

Barge full of crushed cars tips in Victoria harbour

Schnitzer Steel logo.

By Jeff Sanford Victoria, British Columbia — August 31, 2015 — A barge loaded with several hundred crushed cars tilted Friday afternoon, spilling twenty vehicles into Victoria’s inner harbour. The recycled vehicles are owned by US recycler Schnitzer Steel, which operates steel recycling and auto parts recovery operations across Canada and the United States. The […]