Construction Site Scrap Metal Recycling in Edmonton: It’s All in the Bins

Scrap metal recycling is as lucrative as it is good for the environment. This is perhaps truest when it comes to demolition and construction sites, where large quantities of metal need to be removed from the area and transported to a recycling facility. Here’s how to properly manage the scrap metal on your construction site to save money and get the best value, straight from the pros at General Recycling—your experts in construction scrap metal recycling in Edmonton and beyond.


Pre-sorting is key 

For you to get the best value from your construction site scrap metal, it’s crucial that the materials be pre-sorted. Why? Pre-sorting allows us to process your metal more efficiently and thus make sure that you receive maximal compensation for the excess copper, aluminum, cast iron, brass, stainless steel and steel left over from your project. Luckily, we make sorting your scrap as straightforward as can be thanks to bin service. We offer a wide range of bins and related services to clients in multiple industries across Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park and the surrounding areas. Our bins come in a variety of types and sizes to provide contractors and consumers alike with the perfect container for their needs. These include:

Lugger bins: ideal for smaller-scale jobs, odds and ends, and structural materials shorter than five feet. Capacity ranges from 5 to 20 cubic yards.
Roll-off bins: sometimes you need to break out the big guns, and when you do, our roll-off bins are just what the doctor ordered. Available in capacities ranging from 20 to 60 cubic yards, these hefty containers are suitable to collect scrap metal on your most ambitious projects.
Self-dumping hoppers: commonly used on shop floors and near machinery to collect shavings and other residue that’s then transferred to a larger lugger or roll-off bin. This solution is available in capacities ranging from 1/2 to 2 cubic yards.
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Removal and disposal
So you’ve collected all of your scrap metal, sorted it in bins, and it’s ready to be recycled. Now what? Here at General Recycling, we offer pick-up and drop-off industrial bin services to clients throughout the greater Edmonton area. With as little as 24 hours’ notice, our dedicated team will be there to take your scrap off your hands—and trade it for some cold, hard cash, based on the most recent market prices. Sound good? Give us a call! No matter how big or small your project, General Recycling is there to help you help the environment—and your bottom line—by offering comprehensive recycling solutions backed by more than 35 years of industry experience.