As the largest state and a world economic powerhouse, California industry and consumers generate vast quantities of scrap metal every single day, and millions of tons per year – including more than 1.5 million cars and other vehicles each year that have outlived their useful life.
The state’s 50-year-old metal-recycling industry safely processes the overwhelming share of this scrap metal, using a variety of safe and environmentally responsible technologies, including metal shredding and metal separation and removal techniques.
But the state Department of Toxic Substances Control is threatening to effectively shut down the metal-recycling operations, leaving the massive quantity of scrap metals produced every day in California with nowhere to go.Learn more about this impending
environmental crisis here.
Read what two former
Secretaries of the California
Environmental Protection Agency
have to say about this situation.
Answers to your questions about metal recycling, and the critical role it plays in removing scrap metal from our streets, neighborhoods and communities.Get answers