Discovering Profitable Metals in Your Home

Discovering Profitable Metals in Your Home

Embracing metal recycling not only supports a circular economy but also offers a lucrative opportunity.

There are many benefits to decluttering your basement, garage or garden shed. Home cleanups often offer up overlooked treasures in the form of scrap metal, waiting to be transformed into something valuable. Separating and properly sorting the components gives you the best chance of getting the best price overall.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a versatile material used in various household items due to its durability and corrosion resistance. It can be found in cookware, appliances, lighting fixtures, plumbing elements, and kitchen sinks. It is important to note that “Clean Material”, (clear of any plastic, or rubber) will get the best value.

These often overlooked items pave the way for a rewarding recycling journey.


Recycling aluminum requires less energy than producing new aluminum. Recyclers are also eager to pay more as it helps maintain a consistent supply.

Aluminum provides excellent corrosion resistance, and can often be found throughout the home and yard collecting dust. Ranging from household structures such as fencing and siding to old cookware, automotive rims, and even old kitchen pans.


Valuable copper wiring often hides within electronics and household gadgets. Additionally, plumbing fixtures and construction materials within homes are treasure troves of recyclable copper.


Brass commonly displays a yellow-gold hue, and this colour can indicate its copper and zinc composition. Higher copper content results in a redder shade, while increased zinc creates a more silverish tone. 

Similar to copper, brass is incredibly malleable, allowing it to be shaped into various forms like sheets and wires.This adaptability is why brass finds a multitude of applications and surprises you with its presence in unexpected places.

Often mistaken for copper, brass hides in doorknobs, plumbing fixtures, and decorative items.


Cast-iron is typically found in sturdy items such as old skillets, pots, radiators, and plumbing pipes. Look carefully and you may even find iron in old boilers, radiators and other equipment.
Recycling this heavy ferrous metal isn’t as valuable as copper, but can quickly add up due to it’s availability.

There’s no limit to the amount of metal you can deliver. Before visiting our facility, review the types of scrap materials we accept, which can be found at

Identifying these recyclable metals is just the start. Partnering with a reliable recycling center is key to maximizing this opportunity. 

Serving the prairies across six convenient locations, Inland Steel Products utilizes cutting-edge scrap analyzing technology to ensure precise grading and offer the best prices for your materials. If it’s metal, count on us—we accept a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and pay top dollar for them.

Turn your household scrap into cash! Bring in your household metal to one of our locations or get a free quote from Inland Steel Products today and transform your outdated housewares into a profitable resource. Unlock the hidden value in your home while contributing to a sustainable future.


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.