Schnitzer restarts Massachusetts shredder
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Schnitzer restarts Massachusetts shredder

Auto shredding plant missed several weeks of production after fire.

February 3, 2022

Portland, Oregon-based Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. says it restarted its Everett, Massachusetts, auto shredding plant Jan. 28. The facility had been out of commission since a fire Dec. 8, 2021, caused damage.

“The resumption of shredding operations follows replacement and repairs to shredder equipment that had been damaged” in that fire, Schnitzer announces in a Feb. 2 news release.

According to the most recent list of auto shredders in the United States published by Recycling Today, the Schnitzer shredder in Everett is one of only three metal shredding plants in Massachusetts. The other two are operated by wTe Recycling in Greenfield and Excel Recycling in Freetown.