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Intercontinental Manufacturing Company

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Parts Cleaning

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: Steel Shot Waste

Equipment: Wheellaborator

Location: Garland TX

No. of employees: 300

Contact: Scott Jetter

Phone: (972) 276-5131



Description:

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.

Environmental Benefits:

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 yearÂ’s record).

Source: TCEQ



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