Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is celebrating its newly expanded nonferrous metal recycling facility at 4201 West 700 South in Salt Lake City.  The new state-of-the-art 24,000 square foot covered nonferrous metal recycling facility offers the general public drive through recycling that is fast,  friendly, and makes it easy to “go green” and recycle. Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is the largest full-service metals recycler in the Intermountain West.

WMR is kicking off the grand opening of the new recycling facility with a Media Day event on May 15.  Media Day will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 am.  Following the ceremony, WMR will host a luncheon and tours showcasing the new facility until 2 pm.

The new facility will open to the general public on May 16, 2012.  To celebrate the grand opening, WMR will host weekday grill outs and conduct tours of the new facility upon request from May 16 – May 25, with live radio remotes on May 17 and 24.

WMR’s Salt Lake City recycling center buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum cans and other aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products. According to Dennis Schofield, WMR Salt Lake City Plant Manager, “We make it easy to recycle at our environmentally sound facility.  This is a great way for community members to make money, while helping to preserve and protect our environment.”

Part of WMR’s culture and philosophy revolves around being a good neighbor in the communities in which we do business.  For example, WMR’s staff offers facility tours to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, and have actively participated in and have long supported Junior Achievement programs in local schools.
This expansion reflects our long term goal, and that of our parent company Nucor and The David J. Joseph Company, to strengthening our core recycling business in the west and throughout the US.

WMR is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 – 5:00, and Saturday from 7:30 – 1.  The phone number is (801) 975-9669.

WMR is headquartered in Salt Lake City and has nearly 300 employees and operates 9 recycling facilities.   WMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).  Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.  DJJ is part of Nucor Corporation’s family of companies.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.  WMR’s Salt Lake City facility is a main scrap supplier to Nucor’s Plymouth, Utah mill.