Non-ferrous scrap

What are Non-Ferrous Metals?

Non-ferrous metals are metals that do not contain any iron, unlike their ferrous counterparts. Primarily used in the steel and iron industries, non-ferrous metals are often corrosion-resistant and are much lighter weight than ferrous metals, and play a prominent role in applications that require malleability, strength, high conductivity, and resistance to corrosion. Non-ferrous metals are also non-magnetic. Because of this, they are used in making small electronics.

Non-ferrous metals are commonly found in every device. Some types include aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless steel. While aluminum is one of the most recycled materials in the world, other non-ferrous materials are more scarce and rely on scrap metal recycling so that new ones can be made. This is why Richmond Steel Recycling buys and recycles non-ferrous scrap metals in addition to ferrous scrap metals.

We Buy the Following Non-Ferrous Metals:

  • Aluminum

  • Coils

  • Copper

  • Electric Motors

  • Electrical Parts

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Insulated Wire

  • Irony Aluminum
    (including lawn furniture)

  • Lead-acid Batteries

  • New Production

  • Other Alloys

  • Plumbing Parts

  • Radiators

  • Red Brass (Ebony)

  • Shredded Scrap (Zorba)

  • Stainless Steel

  • Turnings

  • Wheel Weights (Ropes)

  • Yellow Brass (Honey)

  • Zinc

Our Metal Theft Policy

Please note that we do not accept scrap metal that we cannot confirm as legitimate, 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 non-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.