What We Recycle

As landfill resources become less available and the criteria of disposal becomes more stringent, many manufacturers are faced with limited options for the disposal of their dust waste streams. Traditional outlets for dust streams are becoming more scarce and when available, are unreliable and are subject to volatile market conditions. Wisdom SteelCrete® has developed a technology that allows dust products such as dust from shot blasting and abrasive blasting operations to be used as ingredients in our Wisdom SteelCrete® concrete product. Using this technology, we can create concrete products used in a variety of applications. Using manufacturing by-products in our process gives manufacturers an outlet that meets their goals of sustainability, landfill diversion, cost savings, and provides a reliable outlet for these waste streams month in and month out.

What we currently recycle:

• Alloy-based metal
• Brown-fused aluminum oxide
• Nickel-contained by-products
• Aluminum oxide
• Silicon oxide
• Oxide-based material
• Magnesia
• Slag
• Glass bead dust
• Steel shot (spent & dust)

Looking to recycle a material that is not on the list? Call and talk to us about possible solutions at 317-472-6375 or fill out our contact form.

Steel Shot (Spent & Dust)

Used steel shot abrasives have value for your organization. As a by-product from shot peening and blasting operations, used/spent steel shot can be one of the most valuable items a manufacturer can recycle. Wisdom works with manufacturers to identify collection points and develop methods to capture these materials that maximize their value.

Shot blasting and peening machines use a combination of air and screens to clean the shot during operation. As the shot is used, the size of the original shot is reduced due to wear, resulting in smaller less efficient sizes.

Many manufacturers feed the smaller-sized steel shot material back into their machines in an effort to save money. However, by doing so, the smaller shot is further abraded and results in Steel Shot Dust. These actions make the machines less efficient and create greater amounts of shot dust by-products that require landfilling and increased costs.

The Shot Dust created from these operations is sometime difficult to recycle if only iron based products are being blasted. Wisdom specializes in recycling iron based shot dusts from these processes..If your operation uses steel shot to blast products that contain Ni Alloys…the resulting dust may have value in addition to the spent steel shot. Our goal is to help you recycle your Spent Steel Shot and Spent Steel Dust saving your company money and eliminating these costly waste streams.