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Metals recycler gets OK on Minn. scrap site

Keywords: Tags  scrap, metals recycler, Ryan Skeie, RSI Recycling, Northern Metal Recycling, European Metal Recycling, ferrous scrap, nonferrous scrap Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The North Branch City Council in Minnesota has approved a conditional use permit for Ryan Skeie to set up a metals recycling operation in the city.

The metals buying center, which will sit on 1.4 acres in North Branch Industrial Park, will buy ferrous and nonferrous scrap. The facility won’t process material, but will sort and ship it out in containers.

The city council approved the request on condition that the facility obtain all the necessary approvals, permits and licenses before it opens for business. The recycler will store material indoors and outside.

The height of scrap piles can’t exceed the fence height and no tires or debris can be stored outside. The facility also isn’t permitted to disassemble or crush vehicles.

Skeie previously worked for RSI Recycling Service in Maple Grove, Minn. RSI is now owned by Minneapolis-based Northern Metal Recycling, a subsidiary of Warrington, England-based European Metal Recycling Ltd.

Skeie could not be reached for comment.

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