Daniel J. Shapiro
DJS Enterprises
Years of National & International Experience

Ideas. Actions. Results.

With 48 years of industry experience, Dan Shapiro has been a force in the scrap recycling industry, expertly covering areas from ferrous and non-ferrous processing to advanced recovery systems and greenfield projects and providing expert witness testimony. His leadership and extensive experience ensure that DJS Enterprises remains at the forefront of innovation, compliance, and operational excellence in recycling.

PrOfessional & industry associates

Recycling Industry Range Of Expertise

Specializing in the efficient processing and recycling of ferrous metals, utilizing advanced techniques to maximize recovery and profitability.

Expertise in handling non-ferrous materials, focusing on optimizing sorting, processing, and recycling for a range of non-ferrous metals.

Offering state-of-the-art baler solutions for compacting scrap materials, ensuring efficient space utilization and ease in transportation.

Providing robust shredding solutions tailored for the scrap industry, designed to enhance material reduction and recycling efficiency.

Delivering prompt and reliable repair and replacement services for recycling equipment, minimizing downtime and maintaining operational continuity.

Specializing in upgrading and retrofitting existing processing systems to enhance performance and adapt to evolving industry demands.

Implementing advanced recovery systems to improve material separation, purity, and overall value recovery in the recycling process.

Expert guidance in the planning and development of new recycling facilities, from conceptualization to operational commencement.

Conducting comprehensive viability studies to assess the feasibility and potential profitability of recycling projects and initiatives.

Providing in-depth expertise in navigating environmental regulations, ensuring compliance while optimizing operational efficiency.

Specializing in drive power conversion solutions for recycling machinery, focusing on energy efficiency and operational effectiveness.

Management Tools

Implementing the right management tools is pivotal in revolutionizing your recycling operations. These tools provide a structured framework for managing environmental, health and safety, and quality processes, ensuring your operations meet the highest standards of efficiency and compliance. By integrating these management systems, DJS Enterprises helps you streamline operations, reduce waste, and enhance overall productivity.

Production & Downtime Reporting for all scrap processes
Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS)
Metrics Based incentive Pay Program
Responsible Recycling of Electronics (R2)
Chart of Accounts Development
Financial Evaluations

Expert Witness

Dan Shapiro is a seasoned expert witness in the scrap recycling industry, offering critical legal support grounded in decades of experience. His expertise in regulatory compliance, market valuation, and operational excellence provides essential insights for legal cases involving the scrap sector. Dan's ability to deliver clear, persuasive courtroom testimony and strategic guidance makes him an invaluable asset in navigating the complexities of industry-related legal disputes.

Enhance Your Recycling Team's Dynamics with DISC Assessments

Optimize Team Performance in the Recycling Sector with Tailored DISC Solutions

In the competitive and fast-paced world of scrap recycling, having a team that communicates effectively, adapts swiftly, and collaborates efficiently is essential for success. Dan Shapiro introduces a specialized DISC assessment service, grounded in the principles of DISC, to empower recycling businesses with the insights needed to unlock their team's potential and drive operational excellence.

Contact Us

As a dedicated member of the Recycled Materials Association (ReMA), formerly known as the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), DJS Enterprises stands at the forefront of advancing recycling practices and sustainability in the industry. Our ReMA membership underscores our commitment to not only adhering to the highest standards of ethics, safety, and environmental stewardship but also to influencing positive change within the recycling sector.


Read feedback from our clients highlighting the effective solutions and professional expertise provided by DJS Enterprises in the recycling industry.

Mentorship to Success

Dan, your mentorship in setting up our scrap recycling business has been nothing short of transformative. Your deep industry knowledge and practical guidance helped us navigate from limited understanding to successful operation, shaping our business at every step. Beyond just a mentor, you've become a trusted friend, inspiring confidence and growth in both our professional and personal lives. We are deeply grateful for your unwavering support and look forward to your continued guidance as we grow.

Hassan Akbar
BlackRock Recycling

Sealing Success

I want to express my gratitude for your invaluable consulting services during our RIOS/R2 certification process. Following your three-day visit, where you meticulously reviewed our management system, your insightful observations and deep understanding of RIOS/R2 significantly strengthened our framework. Thanks to your expertise, we have successfully completed our stage 2 audit and have been recommended for certification. I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone navigating the RIOS/R2 certification journey. We eagerly anticipate engaging DJS Enterprises for further enhancements to our management system.

Bill Rouse
PK Metals / eGreen

Competitor to Friend

From competitor to consultant and friend, Dan Shapiro's journey through the scrap metal recycling industry has been marked by professionalism and a high level of expertise. His years of experience as an owner and operator brought invaluable insights to Grossman Iron & Steel Company as we ventured into automobile shredding operations.  As a founding member of the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) committee, when we decided to implement the standard, Dan's background, and experience were invaluable to our team and his support throughout the process made it much easier than we had anticipated. Having known Dan for over 40 years, I can confidently attest to his dedication to client success and his comprehensive industry knowledge. I wholeheartedly recommend Dan to any business seeking expert advice in recycling. It's a privilege to call him both a friend and a colleague.

Cap Grossman
Grossman Iron & Steel Company

Maximizing Efficiency and Value

Dan's extensive knowledge significantly enhances process efficiency and equipment understanding, saving organizations considerable time and resources. His expertise, professionalism, and methodical approach consistently deliver results that surpass expectations. Highly recommended for industry-specific and business consulting, Dan's commitment to project success is unmatched. His hands-on involvement and transparent pricing offer exceptional value. Working with Dan not only fosters business growth and decision-making clarity but also streamlines operations, minimizing challenges.

Robert Hall
Pacific Auto Recycling Center Inc.

Gratitude for Expert Witness Contribution

I must express my deep gratitude for your invaluable insights. Your experience in the scrap business and active participation in industry groups provided a solid foundation for your contributions. Your preparation and presentation during the deposition were exemplary. Your testimony was comprehensive, thoughtful, and persuasive, playing a crucial role in achieving a settlement during mediation. Our clients are profoundly thankful for your involvement, which has significantly impacted their lives.

John E. Turner
Turner & Sweeny

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Expert Management for Optimal Recycling Operations

DJS Enterprises brings you all the objective information you need to see every option available based on your desired operational level and real-world conditions. We provide management direction to transform your operations and reach optimal efficiencies. Contact DJS Enterprises today!