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How to Safely Transport Scrap Metal for Recycling in Mississauga
How to Safely Transport Scrap Metal for Recycling in Mississauga
March 12, 2018

Despite continued efforts to optimize recycling in Ontario and the GTA, there is still a need to establish more effective ways for domestic and commercial waste to be transported to recycling sites safely.

 

One of the most common recyclable materials in Mississauga is scrap metal. It careful handling, since it could expose you to bodily injuries or even infections like tetanus when a rusty surfaces pricks you or a staff member.

 

There are some key safety measures to be observed when transporting scrap metal in Mississauga to a recycling plant.

 

Here are some recommendations from the recycling experts at Alnor Industries:

 

Carry only what you can

Metals are often bulky, heavy and bound to cause bodily injury. By cutting the materials to the right weight, you can effectively handle or even transport with your own van which ensures a good measure of protection from injuries. You should trim the most weight you can to handle about ninety percent of the weight capacity of your van or vehicle, and slightly below 1.5 times your body weight. Make sure to look for rough or sharp edges that could pose a risk.  

 

Get a license

The transportation of scrap metal in Mississauga and most of Ontario is restricted to licensed specialists only, particularly when it comes to commercial quantities. You should make sure you and your business is licensed to handle metallic waste safely. This protects you and your business from legal liability while handling scrap metal.

 

Compact the metal

Most waste from metal sources can be compressed in shape and size. You can compress the material to a reduced shape and size using the right tools. By reducing the size and space occupied by the scrap metal you can save on transportation costs to the processing plant. A compacting machine can help you achieve optimal results.  

 

Be careful on the road

Excessive load capacities are likely to cause havoc on the road while in transit from a scrap metal collection centre to the processing plant. You can protect other drivers from damages by safely loading your vehicles in measured capacities.