Frequently Asked Questions
There are always a number of scrap metal recycling questions our customers ask us on a regular basis. Here are
several of the most common ones.
If you do not see the answers to your questions here, please feel free to call or email us during our business hours
and we will be happy to answer them for you.
Do you charge to provide a roll-off bin?
The cost of the bin is factored into the price of the metal. However, in order to return value to you, there must be enough weight to justify handling the material in this manner.
Do you offer residential pick-up?
We normally do not operate in residential areas as the pick-up cost is prohibitive for small quantities of material. We can, however, recommend you to others who will provide this service. Our Dispatcher can help you in this regard.
How do I get paid for the materials I bring you?
Payment can be made either in cash or by cheque as circumstances warrant. If you can provide your HST number we will add the tax to our payment.
How can I be certain of what type of metal I have?
You will find that our staff are always pleased to analyze a sample for you and to provide specific guidelines for handling, sorting and separating material.
Do you have any limits on the amount of metals you will accept?
There are no small or large limits on the amount of metals we will accept. For large truck load quantities, however, it is a good idea to check with us first.
Will I get more for my metals if I separate them myself?
Any time metal has to be sorted, graded or processed to remove contaminants, its value will be reduced.
Is there an easy way for me to distinguish between ferrous and non-ferrous metals?
As a rule of thumb, ferrous metals are magnetic and will therefore be attracted to a handheld magnet. Non-ferrous metals are generally non-magnetic.
What is the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals?
The word "ferrous" is derived from the Latin term meaning iron. Iron is the basic alloying agent for steel, although it is alloyed with many other metals as well.
Non-ferrous metals generally do not contain iron and would include metals such as brass, copper and aluminum.