Aluminum Recycling: A Sustainable Solution

When it comes to metal recycling, aluminum plays a pivotal role as an endlessly recyclable material. Inland Steel Products is your go-to partner for harnessing the full potential of aluminum recycling. Discover the eco-friendly journey of aluminum from scrap to new products and how it benefits the environment, all while putting cash for scrap in your pocket.

Aluminum is the third most common element in the Earth’s crust, but you won’t usually find it alone because it really likes to join up with oxygen. Instead, we get aluminum from bauxite-ore. Bauxite is a reddish-brown rock that holds the key to making aluminum. First, bauxite-ore is refined to get a substance called alumina. Then, a special process called electrolysis turns alumina into aluminum. This process requires a lot of energy.

Why Recycle Aluminum for Cash?

Recycling aluminum isn’t just an eco-conscious choice; it’s also a smart financial move. With Inland Steel Products by your side, you can maximize the value of your scrap aluminum while supporting sustainable practices. Aluminum recycling is not only cost-effective but also environmentally friendly, aligning with our commitment to a greener planet.

The Aluminum Recycling Process:

Recycling scrap aluminum involves a meticulous process that transforms it into a valuable resource. First, it’s sorted into categories like unalloyed aluminum, alloyed aluminum, and mixed aluminum. Then, it’s sent to a furnace, where it undergoes a transformation into a liquid state, ensuring contaminants are eliminated while preserving its quality. 

Aluminum Recycling Benefits:

Recycling any type of scrap metal is beneficial for the environment, but aluminum holds a unique position. Utilising aluminum scrap to create new aluminum uses 95% LESS energy in comparison to the process of mining bauxite ore for the production of new aluminum. Regardless of how many times it is recycled, aluminum retains all its desirable properties. Much of the aluminum recycled at scrap metal recycling facilities worldwide contributes to energy-efficient buildings and transportation, further enhancing its eco-friendliness.

Recycling aluminum results in a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to primary aluminum production. This is primarily due to the energy savings associated with recycling, as well as the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Overall, the exact water and energy savings can vary depending on the specific recycling methods and technologies employed. However, it is clear that recycling aluminum conserves substantial amounts of water and energy while reducing the carbon footprint associated with aluminum production.

We’ll process
and pay you for it!

Inland is equipped with significant processing capabilities for aluminum recycling. We’ll process and pay you for it.

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Inland Steel Products: Your Cash for Scrap Partner:

Inland Steel Products is your trusted partner in aluminum recycling, offering top-dollar payouts. We accept a wide range of non-ferrous scrap metals, including aluminum extrusions, sheet and bar aluminum, casings, signs, siding, and more. Our commitment to sustainability ensures efficient processing and preparation of your scrap aluminum for the creation of new products.

Prohibited Items:

To ensure the safety of our employees, customers, and the environment, please note that Inland Steel Products does not accept the following items:

  • Sealed compressed tanks (propane tanks, gas tanks, oxyacetylene bottles, fire extinguishers, etc.)
  • Electronic waste (household batteries, alkaline batteries)
  • Chemicals, including all liquids such as PCBs
  • Ballasts containing PCBs
  • Non-metallic materials (rubber, wood, concrete, etc.)
  • Oil-filled pipe
  • Mercury switches
  • Radioactive materials

For all your scrap metal recycling needs, including aluminum, Inland Steel Products is here to help you earn cash for scrap while promoting sustainability. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in making eco-friendly choices that benefit both your business and the environment. Choose aluminum recycling as a sustainable solution that pays off in more ways than one.


If you have scrap metal you’d like to recycle for cash contact our team today! We are open Monday to Friday and have locations across Western Canada.