Helping Your Efforts at Copper Recycling in Edmonton

Responsible corporations around the world are making sustained efforts at reducing their carbon footprint and helping to conserve and preserve the earth’s natural resources. Established metal recycling companies such as General Recycling support environmental initiatives by not only recycling metals such as copper, but also by purchasing scrap metal from companies and individuals to encourage and help improve sustainability. We have a scrap metal purchasing program in place to buy your scrap copper, including wire, tubing, pipes, radiators, bars and sheets.


Copper is among the oldest metals known to human civilization, and its popularity shows no signs of ebbing. As early as 9000 BC, humans used copper for everything from tools to utensils, ornaments, currency, equipment and weapons. Malleable enough to be shaved, and yet sturdier than gold, ancient societies fully realized the benefits of recycled copper. It was common in the Middle Ages to melt down cannons to make utility items during peace time. However, when a war broke out, even bronze (an alloy containing mainly copper) church bells would be repurposed and used to produce cannons. 


Modern society relies heavily on copper, with the metal being used in critical areas such as shelters, telecommunications and power generation. Since 1976, General Recycling Industries Ltd. has remained steadfast in its commitment towards promoting copper recycling in Edmonton and across Alberta. Our goal is ecological and economic sustainability through efficient recycling of scrap copper and other metals.



Why Should You Consider Copper Recycling in Edmonton

The next time you are about to discard old copper pipe or electrical wire, you should consider recycling them. There are many benefits to copper recycling:

  • Recycled copper retains value: Copper, unlike many other metals, retains much of its original value even after being recycled. Why continue mining inordinate amounts of virgin ore, when copper can be endlessly recycled and put to excellent use? 
  • Helps the environment: Refining copper is a process that releases toxins; the waste emitted in the air is harmful. Recycling copper on the other hand is safe and only uses up to 15 per cent of the energy necessary to refine copper. Recycling copper is in the best interest of the environment. It saves energy, reduces pollution and promotes better living.
  • Saves energy and resources: Natural resources are limited, and over time, they get depleted. Recycling ensures we slow down this depletion, even as we meet the ever-increasing demand for copper.
  • Get a good price: If nothing else motivates you, the price certainly should. General Recycling accepts copper in all forms. Whether you have copper pipe, stripped or insulated copper cable, copper radiators or any other copper products, bring them to us for a fair evaluation as well as fast and efficient offloading. Once you bring it to us, the scrap is sorted, baled and shipped to a smelter where it will be melted down and repurposed. If you have participated in copper recycling previously, you know that market value changes frequently. At General Recycling, we maintain real time contact with the world copper markets, so you are assured of up-to-the minute fair market value for your copper scrap.

Interested in learning more about copper recycling in Edmonton? Call General Recycling Industries Ltd. at 866-983-9999 with your questions or feel free to contact us online.