What are Ferrous Metals?
Simply put, ferrous metals are metals mainly comprised of iron. As one of the most commonly recycled materials, ferrous metals are known for their strength and incredible durability.
Steel, which is a ferrous metal, does not lose its physical properties during the recycling process and is fully recyclable. Because of this, steel that has been recycled can be repeatedly used for the same applications.
Ferrous metals are commonly used for both industrial and architectural constructions, such as skyscrapers and bridges. As a leading scrap metal recycler that services both the local community as well as larger companies, Richmond Steel Recycling purchases ferrous scrap metals — including a number of household appliances, air conditioning compressors, cast iron, and cables — in addition to more industrial scrap metals like heavy melt steel, metal roofing, and industrial metals.
We Buy the Following Ferrous Metal
Air Conditioning Compressors
Chain Link Fencing
Drums, Barrels and Metal Containers
Gas Cylinders and Tanks
Heavy Melt Steel
Propane Tanks (must be de-valved)
Our Metal Theft Policy
Please note that we do not accept scrap metal that we cannot confirm is coming from a legitimate source, and we take precautions to ensure our business is conducted with strict ethical values.
When visiting our scrap metals recycling facilities, please ensure that you have the appropriate ownership documentation for the scrap metal that you are selling, including:
- one piece of valid government issued picture ID
- a second piece of valid government issued ID (no picture required)
- proof of ownership
Vehicles that carry scrap metal into our scrap yard must have valid license plates. All of our transactions strictly abide by the Metal Dealers and Recyclers Act in accordance with provincial regulation.
How We Pay
Richmond Steel Recycling pays for ferrous scrap metals by cash or cheque. We offer competitive prices for scrap metal, depending on the volume, metal type, and local applicable laws. Pricing for scrap metal varies daily and depends on the type of metal you have to recycle.
For more information about Richmond Steel Recycling and scrap metal recycling, please contact your local facility