Pasco Iron Brokers Kennedy Space Center Scrap

Pasco Iron Brokers Kennedy Space Center Scrap

Project involves recycling 4,000 tons from dismantled Kennedy Space Center launch pad.

March 15, 2011
Recycling Today Staff
Metals Commodities

Pasco Iron & Metal, Land O Lakes, Fla., and its in-house brokerage company, Green Tree Recycling, say they have successfully brokered more than 4,000 gross tons of metal from a large Florida demolition project: the dismantling of Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad 39B, which helped to launch 53 space shuttle missions

Pasco Iron & Metal ( and Green Tree Recycling have agreed to purchase the scrap metal from the dismantling task, which is being overseen by LVI Environmental Services Inc., New York. The material is being shipped directly from the job site in Cape Canaveral to melting facilities, according to Pasco.

“We’re very pleased to have played such a large role in this historic project,” says Matthew Goldman, Pasco Iron & Metal and Green Tree Recycling’s CEO. “Unlike other scrap metal processors, our in-house brokerage services allow us to work with slimmer margins and to be more on top of unfolding markets.”

The launch pad that was demolished was originally built for the Apollo program and was later modified to support space shuttle operations. Dismantling of the large structures began in September of 2010. NASA says the space created will help the agency accommodate and support new programs and operations.