Environment

At Seattle Iron & Metals Corp. we are committed to the preservation of the environment and hold high standards in best management practices in protecting the environment through responsible recycling.

Committed to protecting the environment, our facility is built on 9.5 acres of impermeable layer of 10" thick concrete protection.

Our on-site water treatment plant where storm water is collected and processed rendered environmentally safe prior to discharge.

We are dedicated to the preservation of the environment by making metals safe, following all state & federal required environmental regulations.

At Seattle Iron & Metals Corp. we are committed to the preservation of the environment and hold high standards in best management practices in protecting the environment through responsible recycling.

Committed to protecting the environment, our facility is built on 9.5 acres of impermeable layer of 10" thick concrete protection.

Our on-site water treatment plant where storm water is collected and processed rendered environmentally safe prior to discharge.

We have a comprehensive list of materials that are accepted and materials that are not accepted at Seattle Iron and Metal Corp. Here are some examples listed, please know that this is not a complete list and other items not included may also be inappropriate for recycling as scrap metal.

Under the Clean Air Act Regulations 608 (b) (1) and 608 (c) prohibit any release of refrigerants into the atmosphere and require specially trained personnel to handle the capture and disposal of these gasses by a set procedure.

We require our customers to sign a statement certifying that any materials required by 40 CFR 61.150  and TSCA 40 CFR 258 & 261 have been properly processed prior to recycling.

Items and Materials Accepted by SIM

Appliances without the following:

  • Compressors
  • Capacitors
  • Mercury Switches
  • Gasses 

All must be removed.

Automobiles must have all fluids drained and the following removed:

  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Mercury Switches
  • Un-deployed Air Bags
  • Gas Tanks: Torn Open to Vent Fumes

Note:  Autos cannot be stuffed with additional scrap

Drums, barrels and other containers must be:

  • Triple rinsed and cut open for inspection

All Sealed Containers, air bottles or gas tanks must be:

  • Cut in half

Steel Cable and Wire must be cut in:

  • 3 foot lengths or coiled and banded securely in 4 places
  • Steel banding must be cut in 1 foot lengths

Aerosol cans must be:

  • Empty and Crushed

 

 

Hazardous "No" Buy Recycling Materials

Items and Materials NOT Accepted by SIM

Refrigerants including CFC's and HCFC's in refrigerators and air conditioners.

Asbestos or asbestos container materials that include:

  • Pipe insulation
  • Insulation found on I-beams, boilers & other demolition debris

Petroleum Products that include:

  • Gasoline
  • Oil
  • Anti-freeze
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Greases

Note:  Hoses must be removed and cylinders drained.

PCB's materials and items containing PCB's included:

  • Capacitors
  • Florescent light ballasts
  • Transformers
  • Electrical components

Automotive Air Bags which contain

  • Sodium azide

Un-drained Automotive Components that include:

  • Auto transmissions
  • Motor blocks
  • Oil Filters & pans (must be removed)

Filters that include:

  • Old filters
  • Gas filters
  • Any other filters

Paint cans or containers

Lights that include:

  • Florescent
  • Neon
  • High-intensity mercury vapor lights
  • Ballasts

Appliances removal of the following:

  • Compressors
  • Capacitors
  • Mercury Switches

Toxic substances

Military Scrap unless prior approval

Explosives & Ammunition

Radioactive equipment or containers

Miscellaneous materials include:

  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Dirt
  • Yard debris
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Glass
  • Rubber
  • Non-metallic materials

 

 

 

Hazardous or "No Buy" Materials

Any materials and/or items found in vendor loads that are Hazardous or "No Buy" shall be grounds for immediate rejection of the entire load.

Drop boxes are spotted at the risk of the property owner. Scrap must be loaded within box weight and size capacity.