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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. And here is a good profile of UK-based EMR and what is reported to be the most environmentally responsible shredder.

ARC has compiled a list of 36 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
Global Metal Sources Ontario 23 Subway Road, Trenton ON K8V 5R7 613-392-8202
John Zubick Ltd Ontario 105 Clarke Rd, London, ON N5W 5C9 (519) 451-5470
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
Nobel Recyclage de Métaux Quebec 25 Chemin Nobel, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada J3G 4S5 450-649-5244
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. Here is a good article on the connection between scrap supplies, EAF’s and greener steel making –

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 from Recycling Today Magazine.

The effect of electrification of ELVs on shredders from Recycling Today Magazine.


Contact ARC

134 Langarth Street East
London, ON N6C 1Z5

  • Steve Fletcher, Managing Director

  • 905-383-1904