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RECYCLING NEWS Noranda Opens New Electronics Facility

BRAMPTON, Ontario NORANDA's new end-of-life electronics recycling facility opened for business on Monday, Aug. 18...

BRAMPTON, Ontario NORANDA’s new end-of-life electronics recycling facility opened for business on Monday, Aug. 18. The only one of its kind in Canada, the Brampton plant accepts material from original equipment manufacturers and other customers. It will process 1.0 million lb of electronic hardware per month.

“With the opening of our newest electronic recycling facility, Canada now has an environmentally-sound option for the safe recycling of its electronic materials," stated Cindy Thomas, plant manager for Noranda Recycling. “Our goal is to become the electronic recycling partner of choice in Canada, recycling 100% of the electronic hardware flowing through our facility.”

The Brampton plant is the company’s third such plant in North America. The other facilities are located in Roseville, Calif., and Lavergne, Tenn. The three facilities focus on end-of-life electronics recycling primarily through Noranda’s relationship with customers such as Hewlett-Packard.

Material from the new Brampton plant will be shipped to Noranda’s Horne smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, Que., and other recyclers for further processing and metal recovery. On average, approximately 15% or 150,000 tonnes of the raw material feed for Noranda’s primary Canadian copper and recycling operations is derived from recyclable materials.

The company recently reorganized its recycling business unit, calling it NORANDA RECYCLING (formerly Micro Metallics). Noranda Recycling is part of Noranda’s Canadian copper and recycling business and is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.

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