What happens to your Recyclables once they leave GIRO

Appliances- large and small and miscellaneous scrap steel;

ABC Scrap in Nanaimo transfer our thirty foot metal bin every two weeks. They remove the freon from the fridges and freezers before shredding the steel and mixing it with denser steel like cars and heavy machinery to bring up the overall density. The steel is then shipped to steel mills in the States and to countries in Asia. Due to the present glut in the steel market we currently make no money on scrap steel which is why we continue to ask for $15 to drop off a large appliance and a suggested donation for all other scrap. It is still highly beneficial to recycle scrap steel as it is a non-renewable resource and more energy efficient to recycle steel than to mine for virgin ore.