THE PROMPT Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Volume 4, No. 4, April 2012

Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 4, No. 4, April 2012



Last month a 6-foot torpedo was dropped off at a Puerto Rican metal recycling center. Although this type of explosive is not a common sight in scrapyards, the possibility of finding an explosive device is very real.

In 2005 the Department of National Defence established its Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) and Legacy Sites program, with the mandate to reduce safety risks at former DND properties. The program recovered 800 tonnes of munitions scrap in 2010, and 600 tonnes in 2011. Material from these legacy sites can and does enter the recycling stream. As CARI previously reported to members, the UXO program retrieved 39 items from scrapyards in 2010, 11 of which were explosive devices. To date, all of these recovered UXOs were discovered in western Canada.

If you come across an item that might be an unexploded device:

  • Do not touch or disturb it in any way
  • Note the location of the object and leave the area
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number and ask for the police
  • Do not use a cell phone, as it could cause a UXO to explode
  • Report what you have found and where you found it
  • Follow any instructions you are given by the police

For more information on the DND UXO and Legacy Sites Program, please call 1-800-207-0599 or email UXOCanada [at]

Click the image above or visit here for information.



On April 13, Renbor Sales Solutions Inc. is holding the Proactive Prospecting Workshop in Markham, ON. This interactive workshop is geared at helping sales people from businesses of all sizes be more effective in engaging potential buyers. CARI members may obtain a 20% discount by calling Tibor Shanto at (416) 822-7781. <view poster here>


CARI’s 71st Annual Convention
June 21 – 23, 2012
at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
in Ottawa
Registration information is now online

B.C. Chapter’s Golf Tournament
July 18, 2012
at Richmond Country Club

CARI’s National Golf Tournament
August 16, 2012
at Heron Point Golf Links
in Alberton ON

Quebec Chapter’s Golf Tournament
September 12, 2012
at The Joliette Golf Club

CARI’s 15th Annual Consumers’ Night
October 15, 2012
at the Fairmont Royal York
in Toronto

For information on CARI events contact Donna Turner at (905) 426-9313.


April 15–19 Las Vegas, NV
2012 Annual Convention & Scrap Recycling Industry Expo

May 2–3 Dearborn, MI
5th Automotive Metals Conference

May 30–June 1 Rome, Italy
2012 World Recycling Convention & Exhibition

June 18–20 New York, NY
Steel Success Strategies XXVII

September 19–20 Dallas, TX
E-Scrap Conference

September 19–21 Shanghai, China
World Scrap Metal Conference

Canadian Association of Recycling Industries(CARI-ACIR)
Association Canadienne Des Industries du Recyclage
682 Monarch Ave. Unit 1
Ajax, Ontario
Canada L1S 4S2
Tel: 905 426-9313
Fax: 905 426-9314
Contact: Donna

Give us a call on (613) 728-6946

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