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North American Shredder List 2020

Our updated list of hammermill shredders shows a slight decline in the number of U.S. shredders but growth in Canada.

July/August 2020

Slightly fewer shredders are operating in North America in 2020 than there were in 2017. That’s one finding of Scrap’s 2020 North American shredder list. The Scrap staff counted 351 shredders in North America this summer: 306 in the United States (including Puerto Rico), 32 in Canada, and 15 in Mexico. That total is down slightly from the 359 shredders we counted in 2017, even though we made one change to our data collection: We are now including mobile hammermill shredders as well as stationary ones, so long as the shredders are capable of handling automobiles, appliances, and other large infeed materi-als. 

North American Shredder List 2020The decrease from 2017 is in the United States, where we list 12 fewer shredders than in 2017. Canadian facilities have added four shredders in the past three years, and the number in Mexico has remained the same. Companies only reported 20 shredders as idle this summer, down from the 24 they reported idle in summer 2017. If a company said its shredder is perma-nently shut down, we removed it from the list. 

Not all large hammermill shredders accept the same infeed material. We’ve noted in the list the five shredder facilities that don’t take automobiles as well as the three that only process aluminum. We have organized the list by country, then alphabetically by state or province, city, and company name. If the shredder yard is part of another company, that parent com-pany is listed in parentheses. 

Scrap makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list through direct outreach to each company by e-mail, phone, and other avenues. Two companies declined to participate in this year’s list. We independently confirmed that their shredders are still operating and included them in the above counts only. Please send any corrections or additions to the list to Scrap Editori-al Director Rachel H. Pollack at rpollack@scrap.org. 

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA
Albertville
Progress Rail Services (Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Co.)
Birmingham
ACIPCO Recycling (American Cast Iron Pipe) (idle)
SA Recycling
Calera
Circle K Scrap Metal (two shredders)
Decatur
SA Recycling
Mobile 
SA Recycling
Phenix City
SA Recycling 
Tuscaloosa
Liberty Recycling 

ARIZONA
Phoenix
Liberty Iron & Metal (Liberty Iron & Metal Holdings/Scholz Group)
SA Recycling
Tucson
HVF West (Fritz Enterprises)
SA Recycling

ARKANSAS
North Little Rock
Tenenbaum Recycling Group (Alter Trading Corp.)
Rogers
Tenenbaum Recycling Group (Alter Trading Corp.)
Texarkana
Tri-State Iron & Metal Co.

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim
SA Recycling
Bakersfield
SA Recycling
Colton
Ecology Auto Parts (Ecology Auto Parts and American Iron & Metal (Canada))
Oakland
Schnitzer Steel Products (Schnitzer Steel Industries)
Redwood City
Sims Metal Management
San Diego
Ecology Auto Parts (idle)
Stockton
Universal Service Recycling (no automobiles)
Terminal Island 
SA Recycling

COLORADO
Denver
Evraz Recycling (Evraz North America)
Englewood
All Recycling (Metro Metals Northwest)
Western Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Greeley
Andersen’s Sales and Salvage
Pueblo
American Iron & Metal (U.S.)

CONNECTICUT
New Haven
Chase Waste Materials Corp. (Chuck & Eddie’s)
North Haven
Sims Metal Management
South Norwalk
LaJoie’s Auto Wrecking Co.
Uncasville
Connecticut Scrap

FLORIDA
Apopka
Landers Auto Recycling 
Arcadia
Allied Recycling
Baldwin
CMC Recycling
Doral
Covanta Dade Metals (Covanta Holding Corp.)
Fort Lauderdale (Davie)
AIM Recycling Florida (American Iron & Metal (Canada))
Fort Myers
Allied Recycling
Jacksonville
CMC Recycling
Miami
Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.
Ocala
Trademark Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Opa-locka
Trademark Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Orlando
Trademark Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Osprey
Glueck’s Auto Parts II
Palmetto
Port Manatee Scrap Metal (Grimmel Industries)
Pensacola
Scrap Inc. (GSI Recycling)
Southern Recycling (EMR (USA Holdings)) (idle)
Pompano Beach
Resource Metal Recycling
Rockledge
Trademark Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Tampa
Trademark Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)

GEORGIA
Athens
CMC Recycling (idle)
Atlanta
Pirkle Inc. (no automobiles)
Cartersville
Taylor’s Scrapyard and Metal Recycling
Covington
Oconee Metal Recovery
Doraville
SA Recycling
East Dublin
US 1 Recycling
East Point
SA Recycling
Lake City
Amerigo Metal Recycling
Lithonia
Encore Recycling
Metter
Scrap Partners 
Pembroke
Gann Car Crushing
Savannah
SA Recycling (idle)
Savannah (Garden City)
SA Recycling

HAWAII
Kapolei
Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corp. (Schnitzer Steel Industries)

IDAHO
Mayfield
Pacific Steel & Recycling
ILLINOIS
Bellwood
Cozzi Recycling
Blue Island
Scrap Metal Services
Chicago
Sims Metal Management 
Chicago (North Side)
GII LLC (Reserve Management Group) (closing Q4 2020)
Chicago (South Side)
Reserve Management Group (opening Q1 2021)
Lemont
Lemont Scrap Processing (no automobiles)
Peoria
Allied Iron & Steel
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Rockford
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
South Beloit
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Sterling
Cimco Resources 
Zion
Cleveland Corp.

INDIANA
Bedford
Bedford Recycling
Evansville
J. Trockman & Sons
Henry Fligeltaub Co.
Fort Wayne
OmniSource Midwest (Steel Dynamics)
Gary
Summit Inc.
Indianapolis
OmniSource Midwest (Steel Dynamics)
Morristown
Integrity Metals
New Carlisle
OmniSource Midwest (Steel Dynamics)
Rochester
Rochester Iron & Metal
Waterloo
MetalX

IOWA
Carter Lake
Lakeside Auto Recyclers
Council Bluffs
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Davenport
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Des Moines
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Mason City
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Monona
Clayton County Recycling
Sioux City
Sioux City Compressed Steel Co.
Spencer
Shine Bros. Corp.
Waterloo
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Wilton
Gerdau Wilton (idle)

KANSAS
Kansas City
Advantage Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Park City
Scrap Management of Kansas (Midwest Scrap Management)
Wichita
Allmetal Recycling

KENTUCKY
Ashland
CRHC Mansbach Metal (Columbus Recycling Corp.)
Glasgow
Mid-State Recycling Co.
Lancaster
Triple T Metals Corp.
Louisville
River Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor) (two shredders)
Newport
River Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Paducah
Garrett Recycling

LOUISIANA
LaPlace
Liberty Recycling (Liberty Steel Group)
Monroe
Auto Shred of Louisiana
New Orleans
Southern Recycling (EMR (USA Holdings))
Port Allen
Southern Recycling (EMR (USA Holdings)) (idle)

MAINE
Berwick
Berwick Iron & Metal Recycling
Topsham
Grimmel Industries

MARYLAND
Baltimore
Baltimore Scrap Corp.
Recovermat Mid-Atlantic (EMR Smith Industries)
United Iron & Metal (Atlantic Recycling Group)
Capitol Heights
Joseph Smith & Sons (EMR Smith Industries)
Cumberland
Allegany Scrap Metal (EMR Smith Industries)
Hagerstown
Conservit
MASSACHUSETTS
Everett
Schnitzer Northeast (Schnitzer Steel Industries)
Freetown
Excel Recycling
Greenfield
wTe Recycling

MICHIGAN
Detroit
Auto Shred (Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.) (idle)
Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.(John Kronk St. yard) 
Strong Steel Products (Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.)
Flint
Fritz Enterprises of Flint 
Gaylord
A & L Iron & Metal Co.
Grand Rapids
PADNOS
Holland
PADNOS
Jackson
OmniSource Midwest (Steel Dynamics)
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Metal Recyclers
Kingsford
Alter Trading Corp.
Pontiac
Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.
Taylor
Fritz Enterprises
Warren
SLC Recycling Industries (Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.) (aluminum only)
Wyoming
Dusty’s Scrap/West Michigan Iron & Metal

MINNESOTA
Anoka
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Becker
Northern Metal Recycling (EMR (USA Holdings))
Brainerd
Crow Wing Recycling
Duluth
Bay Side Recycling Corp. (Alliance Recycling Group)
Minneapolis
Northern Metal Recycling (EMR (USA Holdings)) (idle)
New Ulm
New Ulm Steel & Recycling
St. Paul
Gerdau St. Paul (idle)

MISSISSIPPI
Corinth
SMC Recycling
Flowood
General Recycling of Mississippi (Nucor Corp.)
Greenville
OmniSource Southwest (Steel Dynamics)
Sardis
Martin Bros. Scrap Metal

MISSOURI
Farmington
Scrap’n/Complete Auto Recycling Service
Kansas City
Advantage Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Midwest Scrap Management
St. Louis
Grossman Iron & Steel Co.
PSC Metals
Sedalia
Nucor Corp.
Springfield
Springfield Iron & Metal

MONTANA
Billings (Lockwood)
Pacific Steel & Recycling 

NEBRASKA
Columbus
Columbus Metals (Alter Trading Corp.)
Fremont
All Metals Market
Kearney
Andersen Wrecking Co.
Columbus Metals (Alter Trading Corp.)

NEVADA
Las Vegas
SA Recycling

NEW JERSEY
Camden
Camden Iron & Metal (EMR (USA Holdings))
Clifton
Park Stein, dba Parkway Iron & Metal Co. 
Jersey City
Sims Metal Management
Millville
Aluminum Recycling Enterprises (aluminum only)
Cumberland Recycling Corp.
Trenton
Alpha Shredding Group

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque
Albuquerque Metal Recycling
(Acme Iron & Metal Co.)

NEW YORK
Buffalo
Gerdau Buffalo Metals Recycling (idle)
Depew
Twin Village Recycling
Lackawanna
Buffalo Shredding & Recovery (Metalico)
Lindenhurst
Gershow Recycling of Lindenhurst (idle)
Medford
Gershow Recycling Corp.
New York (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Resource Recovery
North Chili
Union Scrap Processing
Owego
Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman (Upstate Shredding–Weitsman Recycling)
Rensselaer
Rensselaer Iron & Steel (Grimmel Industries)

NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte
Southern Metals Co.
Garner
TT&E Iron & Metal
Gastonia
Metal Recycling Services (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Halifax
Foss Recycling 
Kelford
Empire Recycling
Kernersville

OmniSource Southeast (Steel Dynamics)
Monroe
Metal Recycling Services (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Reidsville
Foss Recycling 
Rocky Mount
Regional Materials Recovery
Smithfield
OmniSource Southeast (Steel Dynamics) (idle)
Statesville
L. Gordon Iron & Metal Co.
Wilmington
OmniSource Southeast (Steel Dynamics) (idle)
OHIO
Akron
City Scrap & Salvage Co. (Holub Recycling)
Canton
PSC Metals
Slesnick Iron & Metal
Cleveland
Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.
Columbus
Columbus Auto Shredding
PSC Metals
Dayton
Franklin Iron & Metal Corp.
Delta
MetalX
Girard
Liberty Iron & Metal (Liberty Iron & Metal Holdings/Scholz Group)
Mansfield
Milliron Recycling (Milliron Industries)
Miamisburg
Cohen West Carrollton (Cohen Recycling)
Toledo
OmniSource Midwest (Steel Dynamics)
Toledo Shredding (ProTrade Steel)
Wooster
PSC Metals (idle)
Youngstown
Metalico Youngstown

OKLAHOMA
Arkoma
Yaffe Iron & Metal Corp. (Yaffe Cos.)
Durant
Durant Metal Shredding
Oklahoma City
Derichebourg Recycling USA
Standard Iron & Metal Co.
Tulsa
CMC Recycling
Yaffe Metals (Yaffe Cos.)
OREGON
Eugene
Pacific Recycling
Portland
PNW Metal Recycling
Schnitzer Steel Industries

PENNSYLVANIA
Beaver Falls
PSC Metals
Coatesville
Coatesville Scrap Iron & Metal Co.
Erie
Liberty Iron & Metal (Liberty Iron & Metal Holdings/Scholz Group)
Fairless Hills
Mazza Iron & Steel
Hanover Township
DMS Shredding (DeNaples Auto Parts)
Harrisburg
Consolidated Scrap Resources
Hazle Township
Interstate Metals Recycling (JHI Auto Co. dba Harry’s U-Pull-It Auto Parts)
Morrisville
Sims Metal Management
New Castle
Ben Weitsman of New Castle (Upstate Shredding–Weitsman Recycling)
Philadelphia
Recleim (no automobiles)
S.D. Richman Sons
Pittsburgh
Metalico Pittsburgh
Schuylkill Haven
USS Achey
Temple
Royal Green/AMG Resources (two shredders)
West Mifflin
TMS International
Williamsport
Penn Recycling
Wind Gap
RPM Metals
York
J&K Salvage

PUERTO RICO
Salinas
Schnitzer Steel Products Co. (Schnitzer Steel Industries)

RHODE ISLAND
Johnston
Sims Metal Management (idle)

SOUTH CAROLINA
Darlington
Darlington Shredding Co.
Greenwood
C&C Metal Recycling
Hemingway
DCC Metal Recycling (idle)
Holly Hill
DCC Metal Recycling
Lexington
CMC Recycling
Spartanburg
CMC Recycling

TENNESSEE
Chattanooga
PSC Metals
Cornersville
Harmon Scrap Metal
Halls
Hutcherson Metals (two shredders)
Harriman
PSC Metals
Jackson
Gerdau Jackson
Hutcherson Metals
Johnson City
OmniSource Southeast (Steel Dynamics)
Knoxville
PSC Metals
Memphis
OmniSource Southwest (Steel Dynamics)
Monroe
Cooper Recycling
Morristown
Morristown Shredder
Nashville
PSC Metals
Southern Recycling (Houchens Industries)
TEXAS
Abilene
Pine Street Salvage
Amarillo
Amarillo Recycling Co.
Brownsville
SMS Brownsville (Scrap Metal Services)
SteelCoast Co.
Wilkinson Jim Iron & Metal
Corpus Christi
CMC Recycling
Dallas
CMC Recycling
Eagle Pass
DeAcero
El Paso
SA Recycling
Fort Worth
American Shredder Enterprises
Gachman Metals & Recycling (Gamtex Industries)
Houston
Derichebourg Recycling USA
Rose Metal Processing Co. (Rose Acquisition)
Southern Core Supply (aluminum only)
Texas Port Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Kennedale
Hawk Steel Industries
Laredo
Wilkinson Gary Iron & Metal
Lubbock
Jarvis Metals Recycling
Marshall
Texas Scrap & Salvage (idle)
Midlothian
Gerdau Midlothian
San Antonio
Monterrey Iron & Metal (two shredders)
Seguin
CMC Steel Texas (CMC Recycling)
Vinton
Metal Processing LLC (Kyoei Steel Group)
Waco
M. Lipsitz & Co.
UTAH
Plymouth
Western Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor)
Salt Lake City
Western Metals Recycling (David J. Joseph Co./Nucor) 
(two shredders, one idle)

VIRGINIA
Chesapeake
Sims Metal Management
Lorton
Davis Industries
Lynchburg
Gerdau Lynchburg Metals Recycling (idle)
Petersburg
Gerdau Petersburg
Sims Metal Management
Richmond
Smith Iron & Metal (no automobiles)
Rocky Mount
OmniSource Southeast (Steel Dynamics)

WASHINGTON
Seattle
Seattle Iron & Metals Corp.
Tacoma
Schnitzer Steel Industries
Vancouver
Pacific Coast Shredding (Metro Metals Northwest)

WEST VIRGINIA
Benwood
Automatic Recycling (Strauss Industries)
Princeton
Recycle WV

WISCONSIN
Eau Claire
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Fond du Lac
Sadoff Iron & Metal Co.
Green Bay
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Madison
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Milwaukee
Alter Metal Recycling (Alter Trading Corp.)
Newton
B & B Metals Processing Co.
Waukesha
Waukesha Iron & Metal

CANADA

ALBERTA
Calgary
Calgary Metal Recycling
Navajo Metals (Evraz North America)
Edmonton
GenAlta Recycling (Evraz North America)
General Recycling Industries (under construction)

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Richmond
Richmond Steel Recycling

MANITOBA
Selkirk
Gerdau Selkirk 
Winnipeg
General Scrap (Evraz North America)
Industrial Metals 

NEW BRUNSWICK
West Saint John
AIM St. John (American Iron & Metal (Canada))

NEWFOUNDLAND
Foxtrap
Newco Metal and Auto Recycling

NOVA SCOTIA
Dartmouth
Dartmouth Metals
Halifax
John Ross & Sons Ltd.

ONTARIO
Brampton
Triple M Metal
Hamilton
AIM Hamilton (American Iron & Metal (Canada))
Triple M Metal 
Kingston
Kimco Steel Sales
London
John Zubick Ltd.
Sault Ste. Marie
Triple M Metal
Smiths Falls
Glenview Iron & Metal
Thunder Bay
Lakehead Scrap Metals (Evraz North America) (idle)
Toronto (Stouffville)
DMS Metals Ltd.
Whitby
Gerdau Whitby 
Windsor
Zalev Brothers Co. (Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.) (idle)

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Charlottetown
A&S Scrap Metal (John Ross & Sons Ltd.)

QUEBEC
Contrecoeur
Contrecoeur-Feruni (ArcelorMittal)
Laval
AIM Laval (American Iron & Metal (Canada))
Levis
AIM Levis (American Iron & Metal (Canada))
Longueuil
Les Entrepôts de Métaux 
Montréal
American Iron and Metal (Canada)
Sainte-Catherine
Associated Steel Industries (Riva Group)

SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Wheat City Metals (Evraz North America)
Saskatoon
Affiliated Auto Wrecking (BN Steel & Metals)

MEXICO

BAJA CALIFORNIA
Mexicali
Baja California Steel (DeAcero)
DeAcero
Tijuana
Baja Metal Shredder (DeAcero)

CHIHUAHUA
Chihuahua
Kalischatarra (Liberty Iron & Metal Holdings/Scholz Group)

COAHUILA
Saltillo
DeAcero
DISTRITO FEDERAL
México City
DeAcero
Derichebourg Recycling Mexico 
SA de CV

NUEVO LEON
Escobedo
Roca Acero
Monterrey
DeAcero
Internacional Regiomontana de Acero (two shredders, one idle)
Recuperadora de Fierro

TLAXCALA
Apizaco
Pacific Steel Projects (Grupo Simec)
VERACRUZ-LLAVA
Orizaba
Talleres Y Aceros
Veracruz
Tubos de Acero de México (Tenaris Tamsa)

(SIDEBAR)

CONSOLIDATION TRENDS
With the long-term trend toward consolidation in the scrap industry, are more North American shredders owned by fewer companies? Yes, but the change in concentration is small when looking back over nearly a decade. This year, the four companies that own 10 or more shredders together own 67 shredders, or 19% of the total. In 2011, the five companies in that category owned 63 shredders, or 18%. The 10 companies with five to nine shredders own 77 shredders total, or 22% of the market, compared with 21% in 2011. The 27 companies with two to four shredders control 61 sites, or 17% of the total. In 2011, the 22 companies in that category owned 53 shredders, or 16%. One-shredder companies are 42% of the total this year, compared with 45% in 2011. 
These numbers are estimates. Certain shredders have joint ownership and operating agreements. Further, some companies choose not to disclose that they own and operate multiple shredders under different corporate entities. 
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