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Committed to protecting the enviroment


Commercial Metals Company is committed to preserving and protecting our environment for future generations. We utilize the most modern technologies in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment. Compliance with national and local laws and regulations is viewed as the minimum requirements by our facilities. We continually strive to find improved solutions for protecting our environment.

We have implemented industry best practices across all of our facilities and are committed to a continuous improvement program that monitors and ensures our environmental program is aligned with protecting our environment.

Our strict guidelines regarding the types of scrap we will not purchase coupled with our rigorous processes of inspecting all inbound materials and proper maintenance of our equipment demonstrates our commitment to operating our facilities in a manner that protects human health, natural resources and the environment.

Products We Do Not Buy

  • Hazardous waste (including Asbestos)
  • PCB/Transformers/Capacitors
  • Any CFCs
  • Ballasts
  • Cylinders or other containers of compressed gas (including propane)
  • NiCad-Batteries
  • Radioactive materials
  • Mercury / Mercury Switches
  • PCB containing materials such as capacitors or light ballasts
  • Lead iron pipes
  • Sealed containers
  • Liquids of any type
  • Radioactive materials
  • Flammable materials
  • Trash, garbage, concrete and other non-recyclable items
  • Broken, cracked, or leaking batteries
  • Office Machines and Electronic Equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, scanners, computers and monitors, VCR and DVD players, televisions and other home entertainment systems.
  • Materials with strong or objectionable odors
  • Materials containing asbestos
  • Unidentifiable materials


Items that we will buy with certification:
  • Transformers – must be accompanied by the Transformer Certificate and approved by Branch Manager
  • Tanks or vessels - must be cleaned to bare metal and accompanied by CMC Decontamination certificate
  • Drums - DCON certificates must be on file and approved by Branch Manager
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