Count on the professionals at Blackfoot Metals Ltd. when you are in need of metal recycling services in Calgary and the Southern Alberta region. We have been in business for over 36 years, and we have always strived to attain complete customer satisfaction by providing quality services. We buy a large variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including end-of-life and lemon cars, industrial metals as well as demolition scrap. We can pick up all end-of-life vehicles and scrap metal products for your convenience.
Please watch this video to get more information about our recycling services. In this video, you will be able to get an idea of how our team works and the fleet we carry.
Importance of Scrap Metal Recycling
You will be engaging yourself in an environmentally-friendly practice when you choose to sell your scrap metal to us for recycling. Many waste materials, especially electronic items, have the potential to create serious pollution risks due to their toxicity. Hence, it is important to follow quality metal recycling process to dispose of such hazardous items properly. This process will help you save money, reduce greenhouse gasses and conserve precious natural resources.
At Blackfoot Metals Ltd., we accept scrap metal drop-offs from residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Whether you want to recycle your ferrous or non-ferrous items, we have you covered. Call us to learn more.
Ferrous metals are metals mainly comprised of iron and are well known for their strength and incredible durability. Thankfully, steel (a ferrous metal) is easily recyclable, maintaining its core physical properties throughout the process. Ferrous metals are generally used in both industrial and architectural constructions. As a leading scrap metal recycler, we purchase the following items containing ferrous metals (both iron and steel).
Air conditioning compressors
Drums, barrels, and metal containers
Gas cylinders and tanks
Propane tanks (must be de-valved)
Non-ferrous metals do not contain any iron and are usually corrosion-resistant and lighter in weight unlike their ferrous counterparts. This type of metals are primarily used in the steel and iron industry, and play a vital role in applications that require malleability, strength, high conductivity, and resistance to corrosion. They are also used in making small electronics because of their non-magnetic feature.
Some common non-ferrous metals, which are commonly found in many devices, include aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless steel. While aluminum is one of the most recycled materials in the world, other non-ferrous materials are scarce. Listed below are the non-ferrous metals we buy at our facility:
Red brass (ebony)
Shredded scrap (Zorba)
Wheel weights (ropes)
Yellow brass (honey)
We take precautions to ensure our business is conducted adhering to strict ethical values. For this reason we do not accept scrap metal that we cannot confirm is coming from a legitimate source. When you visit us, please ensure to carry valid identification (One piece Government Issued Picture ID) 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