Top Household Items You Can Recycle with Inland Steel

Top Household Items You Can Recycle with Inland Steel

When people think about recycling scrap metal, they often imagine large industrial sites or bulky junkyard collections.

However, the reality is that many valuable recyclable metals can be found right at home.

If you’re looking to declutter your yard and get some extra spending money, consider bringing in some common household items to Inland Steel.

Why Recycle Household Scrap Metals?

Recycling metals from your home is a great way to contribute to the environment and get rewarded for it:

  • Reduced Landfill Waste: Recycling helps reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, contributing to a cleaner prairies
  • Conservation of Natural Resources: Recycling metals uses significantly less energy and natural resources compared to producing new metals from raw materials
  • Economic Benefits: Products made from recycled metals are often more affordable for consumers

5 Common Household Items to Recycle

Stainless Steel Appliances

Outdated or broken stainless steel appliances such as fridges, ovens, and dishwashers are ideal for recycling.

To get the most value out of your stainless steel appliances, it’s essential to ensure they are clean and free from non-metallic attachments. Removing any plastic or rubber parts can increase the price you receive for your scrap

Aluminum Pots and Pans

If your aluminum pots and pans were recently replaced, don’t let them take up space in your kitchen. These items are excellent sources of recyclable aluminum and can be turned into cash.

Copper Wiring and Plumbing

Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the recycling industry due to its excellent conductivity, durability, and versatility.

Copper wiring and plumbing are typically found in older homes where they are used in electrical systems, water supply lines, and heating systems. When these systems are updated or replaced, a considerable amount of copper can be salvaged.

Old Patio Furniture

Rusty and worn-out lawn chairs, wrought iron furniture, and metal tables can clutter your yard and take up alot of room. Instead of discarding these items, consider recycling them at Inland Steel.

Brass Plumbing

Brass faucets, plumbing and fittings are all suitable for metal recycling. If you’re renovating or upgrading your home, bring your old fixtures into Inland Steel. Brass offers a great cash value due to the weight of the metal. 


If you have scrap metal you’d like to recycle for cash contact our team today! We are open Monday to Friday and have six locations across Western Canada with convenient drive-in and drop-off facilities.