AMERICAN ZINC RECYCLING CORP.
With headquarters located in Pittsburgh, PA, AZR's operation consists of a state-of-the-art solvent-extraction/electrowinning plant in Mooresboro, NC, and four recycling facilities located in Barnwell, SC, Calumet, IL, Rockwood, TN, and Palmerton, PA.
Our facilities process hundreds of thousands of tons per year of electric arc furnace (EAF) dust generated by the steel industry. EAF dust is a listed hazardous waste. It contains approximately 20% zinc from galvanized scrap melted by steel mini-mills. AZR's Waelz kiln technology has been designated by the U.S. EPA as the "Best Demonstrated Available Technology" for processing EAF dust.
American Zinc Recycling's first green field facility for recycling EAF Dust has the capacity to process up to 180,000 tons per year of EAF dust.
American Zinc Recycling's Calumet facility, located just south of Chicago on the Calumet River, operates two Waelz kilns and processes EAF dust.
This facility utilizes low-cost, environmentally-friendly processes to selectively remove and refine valuable metals. The plant produces special high-grade (SHG) zinc and continuous-galvanizing grade (CGG), in addition to the Prime Western (PW) grade that the Company produced prior to opening this facility.
Located in a scenic valley along the Lehigh River 80 miles north of Philadelphia, the facility was named for the company president who guided the development of the site. The Palmerton facility produces concentrated zinc material in three Waelz kilns.
Located between Nashville and Knoxville, our Rockwood facility processes nearly 100,000 tons of EAF dust annually in the creation of Crude Zinc Oxide (CZO) and Iron-Rich Material (IRM).
Ellwood City, PA
Located 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh in Ellwood City, INMETCO has been in operation since 1978. INMETCO began by recycling wastes from stainless steel manufacturers known as mill scale, swarf and flue dust. Since then the process specifications broadened to accept a wide array of other waste streams, including recycled batteries.