June 21 - 23, 2022
Golden, Colorado USA
A Short Course and Workshop with Emphasis on Plant Practice

This course has been postponed until 2022.

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About this course...

Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste, now in its 28th year, focuses on current plant practices to convert metal-containing wastes to products. Processors, raw materials, and markets are identified and quantified. Speakers with decades of hands-on experience detail multiple approaches to recycling metals and associated materials - backed up by slides, videos, and the syllabus.

Particular emphasis is given to combinations of physical, hydrometallurgical, and pyrometallurgical processing, along with associated regulations, to facilitate economical recycling. The presentations are on a practical level, focusing on plant operations, with ample opportunity for interaction by the course participants.

A brochure about the 2020 program is available for download as a PDF document.Download...

Who should attend?

This course is intended for owners, managers, and staff of metals recycling facilities or of manufacturing or processing facilities that generate metal wastes. The course provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, and explore new possibilities.

Continuing education credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to participants who complete this course.


The course will be taught on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more...

More information about Mines and Golden is available.


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Travel and Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.

Further technical information

Paul Queneau
The Bear Group
Tel: 303.854.2036
Fax: 303.273.0494
Email: pqueneau@mines.edu

The technical expertise expressed at the CSM short course on recycling is absolutely second to none. The best $2,000 one can spend.

J.P. Rosso, Vice President
PM Recovery / IPMR
Harrison, NY

Excellent networking and meeting international recycling key people.

Marcel Ambrusch, Purchasing Manager
Treibacher Industrie AG
Althofen, Austria

The quality of the attendees and presentation at this meeting is extraordinary — an amazing group of people.

Tom Ondrejko, Manager of Metallurgical Development
Langeloth Metallurgical Company
Langeloth, PA

In my second time through the course, the topics were fresh and engaging. This meeting is easily one of the best uses of my company's budget.

Richard Nickerson, President
Cal-Chem Metals
Claypool, AZ

This short course is about technology, recovery, recycling, process, and NEWS. Congratulations!

Javier Vaquero, Production Manager
Zinc Nacional S.A.
Monterrey, Mexico

I always leave this short course a wealthier man than when I arrived.

David Kid, Vice President
Titan Metal Powders
Durango, CO

What I liked best was 1) networking with people in our industry, 2) exposure to different businesses, processes, and opportunities, and 3) the diversity of the group – but with many of the same goals.

John Likarish, Manager of Marketing
Doe Run Resources
St. Louis, MO

The program's most significant strengths were the open dialogue, the diversity of the metals discussed, and the opportunities to network.

Rick Miller, Raw Materials Manager
Teck Metals
Trail, BC

This meeting is a must to attend for any organization involved in metals recovery. The presentations were well thought out and relevant to industry today...a wonderful experience.

Jason Evens, General Manager
US Ecology
Canton, OH

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