Metal recycling is available for commercial businesses and residents located in Metro Vancouver.
But what a lot of Metro Vancouverites don’t know is that you can bring metal items to several recycling depots, either for free or a small fee.
Better yet, if you find yourself with metal items that you can break apart, taking the individual pieces to specific recyclers can yield you some extra cash!
Metal recycling is a highly profitable business so there are always businesses willing to buy scrap metal off your hands. For larger metal items such as appliances, check out your local recyclers. For example, at Canadian Mattress Recycling, we take anything metal (except for fridges) free of charge if you drop it off at our recycling depot located on Annacis Island. If you have metal items to add to your residential pickup, then it is a small $5 surcharge.
Metal Recycling: Why It Matters
If your first instinct is to throw metal items away in the garbage, you’re not alone. Many Vancouverites do not recycle their metal items, simply because they don’t know how important it is.
Aside from the cash you’d earn from recycling specific metals, here are other reasons to consider metal recycling.
- Recycling metal keeps toxic chemicals out of landfills
- Metal recycling supports diverse industries in Vancouver and abroad
- Recycling metal keeps raw ore in the ground
- Recycling metal reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- Products made from recycled metal use less energy and water resources
Where To Recycle Metal in Vancouver
Recycling metal is easy as going to these companies. For larger items such as metal appliances you want to get rid of, consider renting a pick-up truck to take it to Canadian Mattress Recycling on Annacis Island, Delta BC. Else, book a residential pickup to let us help you remove your metal appliance from your home.
We’ve compiled a list of metal recyclers in Vancouver to get you started. The companies are listed in no particular order, and are not endorsements for the particular company. We recommend readers to do their due diligence, researching the companies that are right for them.
North Star Metal Recycling
Since 1950, North Star Metal Recycling has been taking both non-ferrous and ferrous metals for recycling. They also accept appliances and commercial metal waste. Their services help reduce the amount of metal dumped in local landfills.
Address: 1159 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1J3
North Shore Metal Recycling
Rated 4.5 stars on Google, North Shore Metal Recycling is a recycling centre located in North Vancouver, British Columbia just off Pemberton Ave. Since 21982, they’ve serviced businesses and residents from the North Shore, Squamish, Whistler, and the Sunshine Coast. They take non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, and stainless steel. The company also offers pick-up services.
Address: 185 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7P 2R4
West Coast Metal Recycling
A bit of a drive away from Vancouver is West Coast Metal Recycling. based in Langley City, the company accepts a variety of metals including copper, insulated wire, aluminum, shavings, and cast metals. Making a trip out to Langley to recycle hard-to-recycle materials is a great idea to avoid dumping them in landfills.
Did you know? The company was rebranded from R & P Metals, and have been in operation since 1966.
Address: 5771 Production Way, Langley City, BC V3A 4N5
Davis Trading Supply Ltd.
Davis Trading & Supply LTD has been involved in the scrap metal recycling industry since 1909. The junkyard, located in the heart of Vancouver, accepts all types of metal and recycles it on your behalf. They buy all kinds of metal, including aluminum, copper, brass, and wires.
Address:1100 Grant St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2J6
Capital Salvage Metal Recycling
Based out of 1919 Triumph St. Vancouver BC, Capital Salvage Metal Recycling has been in the industry since 1992. Their doors are open seven days a week and are available to contact through their website and email. They take all sorts of scrap metal such as copper, aluminum, lead, and zinc.
Address: 1919 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1K6
ABC Recycling has been in business since 1912. They have locations across Western BC, including Burnaby, Surrey, Terrace, Kelowna, and Grande Prairie Alberta. The closest location to Vancouver will be Burnaby or Surrey, where they recycle aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and brass. They’re open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Canadian Mattress Recycling Inc. is a recycling centre located on Annacis Island, Delta BC. Since 2011, we have helped Metro Vancouver residents recycle over 25 million lbs of mattresses and furniture. We have also supported over 90+ organizations through donations and our blogging efforts. Read about the organizations we have supported in the past. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.