Recycling

From steel to paper, our facilities recycle many of the materials they use to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our facilities recycle many of the materials they use to reduce our impact on the environment:

  • SteelLearn more about our commitment to steel recycling
  • Cardboard
  • Paper — Obsolete product literature and office paper waste is recycled, and company records are recycled annually as allowed by law. Our sales representatives use electronic devices in the field, reducing the need to carry printed literature. Our literature is also available online.
  • Wood pallets used to store or deliver materials are returned to our vendors for repair or parts, or repaired and recycled.
  • Plastic bottles
  • Soda cans and glass
  • E-waste — Computers and accessories, monitors and cell phones are data-cleansed before being sent for recycling. Printer ink cartridges are recycled at many branches using vendor-administered recycling programs.
  • Water — We recycle the small amount of water we use when we manufacture steel products.
  • Oils, coolants and lubricants
  • Stretch-wrap
  • Batteries

Recycling at our Manufacturing Facilities

* These facilities do not manufacture steel. N/A = not applicable.
Manufacturing Location Steel Cardboard Paper Pallets Plastic Bottles
Bad Nauheim, Germany
Boulstrup, Denmark
Brampton, Ontario  
Cardet, France* N/A      
Columbus, Ohio
Eagan, Minnesota    
Elvas, Portugal* N/A
Gallatin, Tennessee    
Gunnebo, Sweden
Kent, Washington    
Malbork, Poland* N/A  
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
McKinney, Texas  
Riverside, California  
Seewen, Switzerland* N/A
St. Gemme la Plaine, France  
Stockton, California  
Tamworth, England
West Chicago, Illinois* N/A
Zhangjiagang, PRC

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