Contact(s): Laurel Sukup, 608-267-6817
OSHKOSH, Wis. - The public has an opportunity to comment on an application from Sadoff Iron & Metal Company for Wisconsin's Green Tier program. The application covers Sadoff Iron & Metal's Oshkosh facility located in Winnebago County.
Sadoff Iron & Metal is applying for Tier 1 of Green Tier, which is designed to encourage, recognize and reward companies that are committed to superior environmental performance. Green Tier encourages businesses to voluntarily collaborate with the Department of Natural Resources, and applicants must also have a good environmental record as well as implement an Environmental Management System, which will be used to set goals, assess their progress and identify improvements.
For more than 60 years, Sadoff Iron & Metal has been recycling scrap metal in Wisconsin. Through eight locations around Wisconsin and Nebraska, the company offers recycling for non-ferrous metals (aluminum, stainless steel, copper, titanium, brass), ferrous scrap metal (cast iron, sheet iron, unprepared steel), auto salvage and electronics recycling to steel mills, foundries, smelters and other facilities.
Since 1995, Sadoff's Wisconsin facilities have been ongoing members of a Cooperative Compliance Program. As part of the CCP, each of the company's Wisconsin facilities are audited annually by CCP consultants. In 2017, Sadoff's Oshkosh facility made the strategic decision to further develop capabilities for the collection, processing and shipment of electronics items. These expanded services and has allowed for developing a sub-brand, bringing more awareness of Sadoff's services and marketing to new customers.
Sadoff officials believe in continuous improvement in all aspect of business, including utilizing formalized management systems to ensure process and organization controls. Sadoff Iron & Metal's Oshkosh facility intends to become ISO 14001 certified within their first year in the Green Tier program.
The DNR will accept public comments on Sadoff Iron & Metal's Green Tier application through July 27, 2017. Comments may be directed to Laurel Sukup, Wisconsin DNR, OB/7, PO BOX 7921, Madison, WI 53707, by email to Laurel.Sukup@Wisconsin.Gov, or by calling 608-267-6817.