KC Recycling expansion to take on all of Canada's CRT TV glass
Trail, B.C. based lead battery and e-waste recycling specialist to pick up slack after New Brunswick plant closure
Trail, B.C. based KC Recycling, a leading recycler of cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass from old televisions, lead-acid batteries, and electronic scrap, has announced significant investment in added capacity, and will now handle all of Canada's scrap CRT glass. With the imminent closure of the smelter in Belladune, New Brunswick, KC Recycling's new investment will enable the CRT Glass in eastern Canada to continue being recycled after closure of the plant.
According to KC Recycling, CRT glass recycling is critical because it recycles the product's lead content into new products and eliminates an environmental hazard that could arise from inadequate disposal of lead. KC Recycling has been a leader in this process for many years, processing most of the glass generated in western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
In order to expand capacity, the company is adding an additional shift to their production schedule, creating new jobs in the Kootenay region of British Columbia where the company is located. It is also investing significant capital in production equipment to increase daily throughput. The investments include an automated conveyance and storage system at the KC Recycling facility in Trail, British Columbia.
"The whole team at KC Recycling is proud to expand its operations to serve all of Canada," said Pete Stamper, chief executive officer of KC Recycling. "The investments will help us to realize our mission of preserving a sustainable world for future generations — right here in the Kootenays, recycling with integrity and safety."
In business since 1977, KC Recycling has grown to become the largest lead acid battery (car battery) recycler in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. In addition to lead acid batteries, KC Recycling processes electronic waste (e-waste) and cathode ray tube (CRT) glass and sell all of the commodity by-products generated by our operations, which include aluminum, copper, plastic, and steel. For more information, visit http://kc-recycling.com/.
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