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Professional Scrap Metal Recycling in Toronto

When it comes to scrap metal recycling, it’s essential to know which metals have the most demand and which are most valuable. In general, the most common scrap metals for recycling are copper, iron, aluminum, and brass. These are the most available metals and the ones for which scrap yards in Toronto offer the most cash. 

At Tal Metal’s junk yard, we collect various ferrous and non-ferrous metals and promise to always recycle your scrap metals responsibly. 

Scrap Metal Pick Up & Drop Off Services 

Tal Metal is a leader in metal recycling, offering free scrap metal pick up in Toronto

For many of our commercial and industrial clients, our scrap metal pickup service is a convenience that streamlines the process of collecting scrap metal. We provide efficient scheduling to suit client needs and ensure that all materials are responsibly processed and adequately recycled at a metal scrap yard in Toronto.


Which Metal Has The Highest Value?

Copper: Copper is unquestionably a valuable scrap metal. Most electronic components are made with copper, and electrical home wiring is also copper-laden. As well, end-of-life appliances contain large amounts of copper.

Aluminum: Aluminum is always in demand and usually well-priced, but cans and packaging is only the start. Electronics, computers, and car parts all contain significant amounts of aluminum. Since aluminum is relatively light, substantial amounts of scrap are required to pay off.

Silver & Gold: Silver and gold are precious metals worth much more than other types of scrap metal. These metals are not conventional scrap – but can indeed be recycled. Both silver and gold are found in jewelry, coins, electronics, computer parts, and antique items.

Stainless Steel: In the correct quantity with a suitable degree of quality, stainless steel (non-magnetic) can be quite valuable at scrap yards in Toronto. In fact, there are different types of stainless steel on the market, and it’s important to determine the metal components of the scrap.

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Ferrous Vs. Non-Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous metals are considered to be more valuable than ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals include aluminum, brass, nickel, copper, lead, and zinc. Precious metals like gold and silver are also non-ferrous. Because non-ferrous metals are iron-free, there is a higher resistance to rust and corrosion – excellent for water pipes and roofing materials. 

The ferrous metals group includes steel and iron. These metals are used for their structural strength, as well as their long-lasting durability. Ferrous metals are typically used in construction, transportation, domestic tools, and home hardware products.

Tal Metal offers valuable services for high-volume scrap metal or small-volume household scrap for significant cash value in return.

What Do Scrap Dealers Do With The Scrap?

Discarded metal is the lifeblood of scrap yards and dealers, especially in large quantities. Between collection, processing, and recycling, scrap dealers rely on waste metal from every source – residential scrap, manufacturing waste, and construction leftovers. 

In terms of a step-by-step process, collecting scrap metal is step one. Next, large volumes of scrap are crushed and shredded for easy handling. Shredded material is then separated into common groups, followed by melting and purifying the raw material.


Does The Condition of The Scrap Metal Matter?

In general, the condition of scrap metal is a factor in determining value. In short, the better the state of the metal, the better the price. However, rusted scrap metal is unavoidable in certain situations – like old metal furniture or automobile parts.

Rust only occurs in metals that contain iron. Rusted or not, recycling iron and steel will involve shredding, processing and smelting. The recycling process will also include decontamination and purification to ensure quality for remanufactured raw materials.

For homeowners (or business owners) wondering about rusted scrap metal, it’s best to contact a reputable metal scrap yard to determine if the materials can be recycled. This is best done before collecting, transporting or arranging for the pickup of the materials.

The Benefits of Metal Recycling

Reduce Landfill Waste: Recycling scrap metal helps to reduce the volume of waste ending up in landfills–this decreases landfills’ size and dramatically reduces the cost of managing these sites. With less waste from electronics and computers, there is less leaching of toxins into the surrounding soil; toxins and chemicals are also reduced in water and air.

Mining for Virgin Ore: With scrap metal recycling, mining for virgin ore is reduced, along with detrimental effects on the environment – less destructive mining practices make for better ecology. Virgin ores require much more energy for processing than scrap metal recycling and remanufacturing – overall, the recycling process is far more energy-efficient.

Greenhouse Gasses: Recycling metal reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly (the biggest threat to air pollution and climate change) from collection to remanufacturing. Whether at home or in business, recycling scrap metal has enormous benefits and significantly helps the environment. 

Your Trusted Scrap Yard in Toronto

At Tal Metal, we’re proud of the high level of service we offer our customers. Regarding pricing, we pay competitively for scrap metal while providing the best service to residential and commercial customers.

Our team of experts handles a wide range of non-ferrous metals in all grades, all volumes, and all sizes. Because of our high volumes, we can customize our service approach to each specific customer based on the type of company and recycling needs. You can count on the professionals at Tal Metal for scrap metal in the Great Toronto Area.


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Why Choose Tal Metal?

We are truly Canadian company, our operations are both national and local. We buy and sell on a national scale, interacting with existing clients and consumers using an advanced and innovative online network.

Our prime consideration is always our customer - we want to provide a high level of reliability; a commitment to service; and superior distribution options. Our principal objective is to build solid relationships with our customers for the long term - we address their requirements and fulfill their needs.

We are also environmentally conscious, and are currently making every effort to support the environment by “Going Green”. Recycling scrap metal is beneficial for the environment & reduces overall metal waste.


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