Canadian Auto Shredder Project

One of the final stages in recovering value from an End-of-Life Vehicle occurs when the depolluted, flattening vehicle hulk is shredded by an auto shredder.

These shredders can reduce vehicles to fist-sized pieces in a matter of minutes, allowing various downstream technologies to separate out the ferrous and non-ferrous metals (including copper, aluminum, lead, zinc, and tin). ISRI has put together a nice educational video here – The Shredder Story.

ARC has compiled a list of 35 active auto shredders in Canada:

Company Province Address Telephone Website
Calgary Metal Recycling Alberta 3415 Ogden Road SE, Calgary AB T2G 4N4 403-262-4542
Genalta Recycling (EVRAZ Group) Alberta 9301 34 St, Sherwood Park, AB T6B 2X9 780-466-9010
General Recycling Industries Alberta 4120 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6B 3H3 780-452-5865
Navajo Metals (EVRAZ Group) Alberta 5857 12 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2G7 403-252-1229  
Richmond Steel Recycling British Columbia 11760 Mitchell Road, Richmond BC, V6V 1V8 604-324-4656
General Scrap (EVRAZ Group) Manitoba 135 Bismarck St, Springfield, MB R2C 2Z2 (204) 222-4221  
Gerdau Ameristeel – Selkirk Manitoba 1 Railway St, Selkirk, MB R1A 2B3 (204) 482-6701
Industrial Metals Manitoba 50 Messier Street, Winnipeg MB R2J 0G5  (204) 233-1933
AIM Saint John New Brunswick 145 Gateway St, Saint John, NB, E2M 5S8  506-672-4000
Newco Metal Newfoundland 50 Robin Hood Bay Rd. St. John’s, NL  A1C 5L4 709-753-3070
Dartmouth Metals Nova Scotia 14 Dawn Dr, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1H9 (902) 468-1995
John Ross & Sons  Nova Scotia 171 Chain Lake Dr Halifax, NS B3S 1B3 (902) 450-5633
AIM Recycling Hamilton Ontario 75 Steel City Court, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y2 (905) 547-5533
Attar Metals Ontario 1856 Romani Court, Mississauga, ON L5T 1J1 (905) 670-1491
DMS Metals Ontario 11967 Woodbine Ave, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 1 800-461-8495
George’s Auto Wreckers Ontario 6135 Hwy 22, Komoka, ON N0L 1R0 (519) 666-0220  
Gerdau Ameristeel – Whitby Ontario 1801 Hopkins St, Whitby, ON L1N 5T1 905-668-8811
Glenview Iron & Metal Ontario 3954 Hwy. 43 West, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4S4 (613) 283-5230
John Zubick Ltd  Ontario 105 Clarke Rd, London, ON N5W 5C9 (519) 451-5470
Global Metal Sources Ontario 23 Subway Road, Trenton ON  K8V 5R7 613-392-8202
Kimco Steel Sales Ontario 1325 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, ON K7L 4W1 (613) 544-1822
Moffatt Scrap Ontario 9620 Guelph Line, Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0 905-854-2792
Norshred Inc (mobile service) Ontario 1245 Maple Hill Court, Unit #7, Newmarket ON L3Y 9E8 (905) 505-1179
Triple M – Sault Ste. Marie Ontario 131 Yates Avenue Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6C 1G1 705-759-1090
Triple M Metals – Brampton Ontario 331 Intermodal Drive, Brampton, Ontario  L6T 5G4 (905) 547-8888
Triple M Metals – Hamilton Ontario 670 Strathearne Ave, Hamilton, Ontario  L8H 7N7 (905) 547-8888
A&S Scrap Metal (John Ross & Sons) PEI 8 Day Ave, Charlottetown, PEI  C1E 0E5 902-368-3401
AIM Recycling Laval Quebec 2185 Montée Masson, Laval, QC, H7E 4P2 514 323-0333  
AIM Recycling Levis Quebec 2185 Montée Masson, Laval, QC, H7E 4P2 514 323-0333
AIM Recycling Montreal-Est Quebec 9100 Boul Henri-Bourassa Est, Montreal, QC, H1E 2S4 514 494-2000  
Associated Steel Industries (Riva Group) Quebec 7140 Route 132, Ville Ste-Catherine, Québec, J5C 1B6 (450) 632-1881
Contrecoeur Feruni (AccelorMittal) Quebec 3185 Rte 132, Contrecoeur, Quebec J0L 1C0 (450) 392-3200  
Les Entrepôts De Métaux  Quebec 2355 De la Province, Longueuil, Quebec  J4G 2G3 450-963-8289
BN Steel & Metals Saskatchewan 1920 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon SK S7K 1W4 (306) 242-3669
Wheat City Metals Inc. (EVRAZ Group) Saskatchewan 2881 Pasqua St N, Zehner, SK S0G 5K0 (306) 775-3611  

These giant shredders also process white goods, and various other scrap metals to feed Electric Arc Furnaces, to close the loop on the recycling of ELVs.

Sensor sorters have played an important role in upgrading the quality of shredded nonferrous grades.

These giant installations are not without their problems though: Emissions and environmental justice; Permitting