SA Recycling’s Terminal Island facility has been serving the public and industry since 1962. Located in the Port of Los Angeles, this facility holds a 9,000-horsepower Mega Shredder that turns a car into hand-sized pieces of recyclable materials in 10 seconds, which has increased production between 250 to 400 tons per hour.
From the Shredder downstream, ferrous and nonferrous materials are sorted through various types of magnetic separation techniques. This technology enables the separation of additional commodities like aluminum, copper, and insulated copper wire (ICW). The process continues as a 144-ton fully electric crane loads the recyclables directly into shipping vessels for international export. This facility operates a state of the art water treatment system that permits the operations to use recycled water. Learn more about SA Recycling and this facility.
Virtual Tour Guide: Moises Figueroa, Regional General Manager, Terminal Island Yard, SA Recycling