Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 8, No. 8, August 2016
Few people outside of the scrap metal industry are aware that recycling facilities are often the target of material and equipment theft. In fact, our industry suffers from more material theft than any other. Protect your inventory, equipment, and employees by implementing a theft prevention strategy.
Electronic Protection Measures
- Hire a reputable company to install an alarm and/or a closed-circuit video surveillance system.
- For smaller operations, a simple alarm with at least one high volume external sounder can be enough to deter an intruder.
- Motion-detection lighting can help scare away trespassers. It can also act as a warning to the public, or law enforcement, that your property has been entered inappropriately.
- Closed Circuit Video (CCV) can capture any evidence of criminal activity on the premises.
- CCV equipment should be checked regularly to ensure it is operating properly, and that it is capturing the appropriate areas of your business, with adequate picture quality.
- A strict dating system for recorded media should be used to protect accuracy of records.
Equipment and Inventory
- Keep inventory logs up to date.
- If possible, bolt equipment to the walls or floors, and lock up portable equipment after hours.
Developing relationships with the public, neighbouring businesses, and local law enforcement is a proactive way to increase the community surveillance of your business. It is not uncommon for thieves to target neighbouring businesses, especially those that deal in the same materials. Reporting all suspicious activity and thefts to your local police force can help strengthen your relationship with law enforcement, and help prevent thieves from targeting other businesses like yours.
If you do fall victim to theft, making use of resources such as scraptheftalert.com, and educating other businesses and law enforcement about this platform can help recover stolen materials and raise awareness of materials theft.
Dubai-based Qutub Trading DMCC is looking for the following materials:
1) HMS 80/20 or HMS 80/20 sheared: 1000.00 MT / MONTH
2) Shredded: 2000.00 MT / MONTH
3) HMS 90/10 OR HMS 1: 1000.00 MT / MONTH
4) PNS: 1000.00 MT / MONTH
5) BUSHELING BUNDLES: 2000.00 MT / MONTH
Qutub Trading DMCC
P.O Box : 634364, Dubai, UAE.
Head Office: 310, Goldcrest Executive Tower, Cluster C Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +971 4 3614582|
Fax: +971 4 3623794|
M: +971 55 4269443
CARI’S Annual Golf Tournament
Beverly Golf & Country Club
August 18, 2016
FALL CHAPTER MEETINGS
CARI’s Consumers’ Night
King Edward Hotel, Toronto
October 17, 2016
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Resource Recycling Conference
Aug 30 – Sept 1
Hilton New Orleans
BIR World Recycling Convention (Round-Table Sessions)
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
October 24-25, 2016
ISRI Northern Ohio & Pittsburgh
Vendor Expo & Management Seminar
Wednesday, October 26, Hermitage, PA
*For ISRI members only*
Waste and Recycling Expo
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
130 Albert Street Suite 1906
Ottawa, On K1P 5G4