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If you haven’t figured this out, there is no need to be embarrassed.  The answer is not a word that we would commonly put in the same sentence as “resource.”

Resources have a special place in our ecological wordspeak. They are aligned with Mother Earth, sustainability, ecosystems and a host of other soothing terms that we use to describe the types of positive synergies and interrelationships between ourselves and our environment.

These are goals which we are gasping to achieve before we...

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With the universal presence of the Internet, the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, the astronomical growth of invasive social media and the plethora of interactive technologies these all bring with them, the level of scrutiny under which individuals and businesses operate today is staggering.

There is not a heck of a lot we can do to avoid this scrutiny and once information is out there it is pretty much out there everywhere and for the foreseeable future.

Is this new transparency a good thing...

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Welcome to 2015! There is war, famine, disease, environmental catastrophes, dire predictions of economic chaos, recession, deflation, worsening income inequality and yes even downward spiraling scrap metal prices. Sound familiar? We urgently need to do better than simply hope that this familiarity doesn’t continue to breed complacency over generations.

At Peel, we decided a long time ago that you can divide problems into those you can control and those over which you have no control. Best to...

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Last month, Sims Metal Management announced that it was pulling the plug on its Canadian operations as well as a substantial portion of its operations in the U.K.. For those not aware, Sims is the largest metals and electronics recycler on the planet.

The announcement referred to a restructuring of operations. The Canadian division was deemed commercially unattractive and government legislation and market dynamics were cited as the core of the problems.

One of the top 100 most sustainable...

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Welcome to summer. Finally!

It was a long hard winter for all of us…so we hope that you’re enjoying the beautiful weather we are currently experiencing.

It’s been a pretty hectic last few months here at Peel Scrap Metal. So we thought we would get you caught up on some of the changes and new developments that are happening.

The Peel Scrap App...Part Deux.


Every business needs to stay competitive…and it’s challenging to say the least. One way we do this at Peel Scrap Metal is by constantly looking at all the touchpoints...

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Talk to almost any business owner and they will tell you that one of their greatest frustrations is finding the right people and then retaining them.

We have been extremely fortunate at Peel Scrap Metal to have been able to source and retain a core group of very competent individuals. Customers notice this in the way they handle and grade material and through their ability to answer questions and address any concerns. Consumers (the people we sell to) and suppliers notice this as well.

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After a brief hiatus, we are returning to the blogosphere with an update to some of the things that were part of our busy summer.

5th Annual Environmental Awareness Day – Oakville 2013

As you know, an important part of our mandate is supporting the communities we serve in any way we can. One of our favourites is the Oakville Environmental Awareness Day.

This year’s event was a great success and we were pleased to be part of it. Under the auspices of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, Kerr...

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Beijing on a clear day.

We have all seen the pictures of the urban smog in many cities in China. In fact, the country is home to 20 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities. Key among the factors involved is that coal produces 70% of China’s energy. The country burns nearly half of the world’s supply.

And it’s not just the air that is of concern. It has been estimated that 90% of China’s urban groundwater is contaminated. Over one third of the fish species native to the Yellow River are now...

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An article on television recently featured an interview with the owner of a company that manufactured brass fittings in the Northeastern United States. He had seen his business erode over the past number of years at an alarming rate as he was, in his own words, out-gunned by products manufactured in low cost centres in Asia.

But rather than give up in frustration or give in and have his production moved offshore, like many other North American manufacturers have done, he decided to tighten his...

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As we continue our review of occupational health and safety practices, we wanted to take this opportunity to pass on some information and tips which we feel might be helpful to our customers, many of whom work on their scrap metal in order to add value to their material.

We have weighed-in on regulations in a previous blog citing the costs and other issues involved for businesses charged with the responsibility of compliance. In the case of regulations surrounding occupational health and...

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Recent Posts

The Only Resource On The Planet That Is Not In Decline

If you haven’t figured this out, there is no need to be embarrassed.  The answer is not a word that we would commonly put in the same sentence as resource.”

Resources have a special place in our ecological wordspeak. They are aligned with Mother Earth, sustainability, ecosystems and a host of other soothing terms we use to describe the types of positive synergies and interrelationships between ourselves and our environment. 

These are all ideas we are trying to achieve before we manage to...

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The Dvorkin Family –– A Century In Scrap Metal

The history of our family in the Scrap Metal Industry begins with my Grandfather,  David Dvorkin, who arrived in Calgary from Russia in 1912.  In 1918 he started Western Hide & Fur and his children arrived in Calgary in 1922.

Ted Dvorkin, who was David’s oldest son started working for his father at the age of thirteen in the mid-1920s. He was taught to sort such things as furs, rags, bottles, animal bones, scrap steel, cast iron, copper, brass and a number of other items so that they could be...

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The Electric Vehicle Conundrum - Problemas Dilemnas

 On the way in to work the other day, the host on the radio station spoke of the frustration of a man in Toronto who couldn’t get a permit to build an EV (electric vehicle) charging station outside his home. This despite the city’s green guidelines which encourage electric vehicles, despite the large incentives offered by the province of Ontario to buy electric vehicles and the willingness of this individual to invest a large sum of money in new technology. He was intending to buy a Model S...

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