Dominion Nickel Alloys Ltd
Scrap Metals Recycling

Processing Practices


Before entering the company’s yard, all materials are subjected to radiation detection, to assure the protection of yard personnel and remove contaminated material from the recycling chain. All materials must also pass over an electronic truck scale to determine the exact weight of the material. It is then sent to the appropriate area of our facility for further sorting and processing.


A full range of processes is used to convert scrap materials into usable form for stainless steel mills and foundries. These include:

  • Baling

  • Crushing

  • Shearing

  • Torch Cutting

A policy of investment in the latest processing technologies assures both the guaranteed analysis and dense homogeneous materials required to meet critical customer needs.


The fully automated hydraulic baler produces uniform, high density briquettes/bales from loose scrap. It is capable of processing a wide range of materials into a form which facilitates handling, transporting and melting - and ultimately results in lower costs.

The turning crusher efficiently and effectively processes mixed and bushy turnings to a dense physical consistency, ideally suited for the melting operation. The resulting metal is then blended to the guaranteed analysis required by the customer.

The shearing and torch cutting operations prepare oversized material to conform to current mill or foundry size specifications. This allows otherwise non-consumable material to effectively enter the recycling stream.

“Preservation of the environment is a trust,
and will never be compromised in recycling operations.”

All material is thoroughly sampled for chemical content, to assure that it exactly meets customer requirements. A complete range of sampling techniques is available, using x-ray fluorescence and spark testing equipment as appropriate. The nature of the material will determine which equipment is required. If necessary, the material can be melted in either the electric arc button furnace or the electric induction furnace, to obtain better analytical results.

“Standardized operating practices and stringent
quality control systems, at every level of company
operations, assure that product and service
quality are never compromised.”

A modern laboratory facility is available to analyze material. Technologies include:

  • X-Ray Fluorescence Units

  • Conventional Chemical Analysis

  • Emission Spectrometry

  • Spark Testing

  • Sample Furnaces

  • Custom designed sampling and preparation facilities for crushed turnings, grindings, and all other materials

834 Appleby Line, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 2Y7 Tel:(905) 639-9939 Fax:(905) 639-3788