The city of Katy in Houston, Texas has ordered scrap metal processor Katy Scrap Metal to shut down its operations by Mar 10, citing several code violations at the scrapyard.
According to media reports, complaints were raised by a local resident at a February City Council meeting that cited excessive noise and debris. The protests led to an inspection where large scrap stockpiles, exceeding safety protocols were found along with other risks.
The investigation also discovered the facility was accepting vehicles for crushing, per media reports, which is in violation of the city’s code of ordinances, if within city limits.
The company buys then recycles ferrous metals including sheets, steel bars, tubes, steel plates, fencing, machinery, tools, and appliances as well as nonferrous materials such as copper, stainless steel, aluminum, lead, and batteries.