WHAT WE RECYCLE

recycling solutions

Wisdom specializes in the recycling and reuse of spent abrasives, carbon, graphite, and nickel-contained byproducts.

Materials We Recycle

Wisdom Environmental specializes in finding solutions for difficult to recycle manufacturing byproducts. Our goal is to help clients find cost savings, provide landfill diversion opportunities, and bring those byproducts into the circular economy. Through the years, Wisdom has turned tens of thousands of pounds of waste into byproducts that are used to manufacture other goods. 

As landfill resources become less available and disposal criteria become more stringent, manufacturers need new solutions for hard-to-recycle materials — often called “the last 20%.” 

Have a need that’s not listed below? Contact us, we’ll find a solution.  

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SPENT ABRASIVES

Brown-fused Aluminum Oxide

Glass Bead

Silicon Carbide

Laser Dust

Spent Steel Shot Dust

Spent Steel Shot

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CARBON & GRAPHITE

Spent Graphite Shapes & Parts

Spent Graphite Crucibles

Spent Graphite Electrodes

Carbon Byproducts

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NI-CONTAINED BYPRODUCTS

Spillings & Turnings

Swarfs, Sludges & Grindings

Powders 

Thermal Overspray

 Plasma Dust

CONVERT YOUR
WASTE STREAMS
TO BYPRODUCTS

Work with the Wisdom team to identify and transition waste streams to usable byproducts, eliminating hauling and landfill fees, and reusing spent materials to contribute to your ESG plan.

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THE UNTAPPED RESOURCE

Steel Shot (Spent & Dust)

Used steel shot abrasives have value for your organization. As a by-product from shot peening and blasting operations, spent steel shot is a valuable recycling opportunity. Wisdom works with manufacturers to identify collection points and develops 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.

In an effort to save money, many manufacturers feed the smaller-sized steel shot material back into their machines. By doing so, the smaller shot is further abraded and results in steel shot dust. This makes the machines less efficient and creates greater amounts of shot dust by-products that require landfilling and increase costs.

If iron-based products are being blasted, shot dust created can be difficult to recycle. Wisdom specializes in recycling iron-based shot dusts from these processes. If your company is using steel shot to blast products that contain nickel alloys, the resulting dust has even more value.

Let Wisdom help you save money and eliminate these costly waste streams.