Recycling at Alouette

At Alouette, protecting our natural heritage is an integral part of our operations. Both processed and unprocessed waste materials are reintroduced into the aluminum production process at various stages. Here are some of the types of waste that we recycle within our facility:


  • wastewater
  • aluminum recovered from casthouse furnace dross
  • aluminum recovered from the autogenous grinding mill
  • dross from carousel casting operations
  • electrolytic bath residue following the cleaning of anode butts
  • anode butts
  • used pot covers
  • discarded aluminum parts
  • damaged anode stubs
  • waste oil
  • iron and copper
  • wood
  • paper