How to Properly Dispose of Scrap Metal in the Prairies

How to Properly Dispose of Scrap Metal in the Prairies

Responsible scrap metal disposal is a key aspect of environmental stewardship. By recycling your scrap metal, you can reduce landfill waste, conserve natural resources, and earn some extra cash for your effort!

Whether you’re dealing with old appliances, car parts, or miscellaneous metal items, knowing how to dispose of them correctly can help speed up the recycling process and help you get the most cash for your scrap metal. 

This guide will walk you through the best practices for scrap metal disposal, highlighting the steps involved to make the process as smooth as possible.

How to Prepare Scrap Metal for Recycling

To get the best price for your scrap metal, it’s essential to prepare it correctly:

1. Clean the Metal

Ensure your metal is free from any attachments or contaminants like plastic or rubber.

2. Strip Insulated Wires

Removing the insulation from metal wiring can significantly increase its value.

3. Sort by Type

Separate different types of metal (e.g., copper, aluminum, steel) to ensure you get the best price for each type. Sorting metals by grade can also maximize their value.

The Scrap Metal Recycling Process at Inland Steel

1. Transportation

Drive your scrap metal into one of our six locations across Western Canada and pull up on to the vehicle weight scale.

2. Weighing and Valuation

Unload your scrap metal and get your vehicle weighed again. The metal valuation will depend on factors such as the type of metal and current market prices. Inland Steel offers competitive rates for all types of scrap metal.

3. Get Paid

You’ll get paid on the spot with your choice of cash or cheque. It’s as easy as that!


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.