Commonly Purchased Metals & Alloys

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Spoiled by a successive number of mild winters, this winter has been one of the worst we have seen in some time. Although we are an all- weather sport, the severe cold and storms have been hard on both our employees and equipment and hasn’t done much to encourage scrappers to get out there and find metal for recycling. At time of writing, we are expecting wind chills in the order of minus 29 degrees Celsius overnight and 10 to 15 cm of snow!

But something else has gone amuck out there too. If...

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Welcome to 2013! We hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season.

Perhaps as one of your new year’s resolutions, you have decided to clean-up and recycle some of the odds and ends around the house or business. You can put your junk in your trunk and just head off to one of our locations in either Mississauga or Oakville. Or, you can consider what could be done to add value to your scrap metal and ensure that the trip is as worthwhile as possible.  

Our conveniently located Mississauga and Oakville...

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#1 Copper. A hot commodity in the worlds of both recycling and finance.

Copper is certainly one of the most favoured commodities that our customers like to trade with us. At current prices of around $3.25/lb for millberry (brite, copper wire) and $3.10/lb for no 1 copper even a small amount of weight adds up very quickly.

This is particularly handy at this time of year and in fact, many people will accumulate copper material and sell it to us in time to coincide with the gift giving season...

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Peel Is Getting Baghoused!

It's Not as Scary As It Sounds

At the moment, we are in the process of installing new and very powerful air pollution control equipment at our wire processing facility.

Commonly referred to as a ‘baghouse’, this equipment is much more than a gigantic vacuum cleaner. Baghouse systems are specifically engineered and set up to manage different dust producing applications. Systems of this type are in use across a wide range of industries including: foundry and steel operations, pharmaceutical...

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On the Natural Resources Canada Website, the government points out that in this country it is estimated that 15 million tons of non-ferrous and ferrous metal scrap are recycled each year.

In the U. S.,  ISRI (the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) states that in the U.S. enough ferrous scrap is recycled that if put in rail cars, it would stretch in a line for 11,349 miles or half way around the planet. In addition, about 6.6 million tons of non-ferrous scrap were recovered in 2007 –...

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If you look through some of the literature on copper, you might be surprised to learn that copper is often referred to as the metal with a PHD in economics. A bellweather for the base metals, it is highly sensitive to economic trends and therefore closely tied to the business cycle.

As a vital raw material in construction, electronics and power transmission, the theory is that the price of copper is the canary in the coal mine - a harbinger of what is going to come next. Rising copper...

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Recent Posts

A Post About Mercury…And Good Dental Hygiene

After so many years in the scrap metal recycling business, we are bound to have had at least a few unusual calls along the way. In fact we have a number of stories which could very well be the subject of some blogs down the road. Today, however, we want to talk about mercury.

Scrap metal is everywhere but unless you are in the recycling business you don’t really tend to give it much thought. The fact is it can come from some unusual places. Like your mouth, for example.

Recycling and...

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Good Communication Is The Key To Successful Relationships

Our family this year has been in the Scrap Metal Industry for 100 years. 

Our business has been passed down through several the generations and we have been successful because, like all the past generations, we have worked very hard to keep things simple. 

Excellent customer service, honest weights and fair price are what our family believes and what all our employees are taught. 

In today’s world, we are losing the ability to communicate face-to-face to solve our problems.  People text,...

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The Only Resource On The Planet That Is Not In Decline

If you haven’t figured this out, there is no need to be embarrassed.  The answer is not a word that we would commonly put in the same sentence as resource.”

Resources have a special place in our ecological wordspeak. They are aligned with Mother Earth, sustainability, ecosystems and a host of other soothing terms we use to describe the types of positive synergies and interrelationships between ourselves and our environment. 

These are all ideas we are trying to achieve before we manage to...

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