Intercontinental Manufacturing Company
In the process of cleaning metal cases, wheelaborator steel shot used for impact is pulverized to a fine dust. Formerly, the waste dust was collected in reusable containers that were transferred into a sealed dumpster for transport to landfill. Recently the metal scrap recycler agreed to accept the material in steel drums for recycling. The dust is now collected in steel drums, sealed, and shipped away for processing.
Monthly pick-up of approximately 11 steel drums of steel shot dust for scrap recycling reduces our Class 1 landfill disposal volume by at least 33 cubic yards of solid waste annually. The transportation distance is about one-fifth and the scrap ferrous material requires much less energy to process than the virgin iron ore.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Annual savings in landfill disposal costs are approximately $2,650. Annual income from scrap sale may be as much as $10,000 (estimates range from $8,000 to $11,000 based on partial years record).