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General Recycling Industries Ltd. Offers Informative Blog

At General Recycling Industries Ltd., we have 35 years of experience in the recycling industry. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two; and we’d like to pass along some of that information to you.


As Edmonton’s one-stop source for scrap metal recycling, we’ll be updating our blog from time to time. Bookmark our site to learn more about how and why to recycle your scrap metals – the benefits to you as well as to the planet.

  • 18/04/2017
    Earth Day - A Way to Give Back through Edmonton Recycling Opportunities

    If you have been hunting for the perfect opportunity to celebrate Earth Day in Canada, there are numerous ways to give back to our friendly planet! From recycling to cleaning up trash in neighbourhoods to doing what you can to limit your impact on the environment, there is always a step you may have missed earlier, but it is never too late to start.


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  • 29/11/2016
    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.

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  • 18/11/2016
    Eager to Recycle Scrap Metals? Use a Trusted Service in Edmonton

    Edmonton, Alberta is considered one of the most proactive cities for urban waste management. Recycling is on the rise, and yet at the same time, consumers and industries continue to send more waste to landfills. Paper, plastic, glass and scrap metals are dumped at alarming rates. This inflicts ongoing damage to our environment, and uses up landfill lifespan and space.

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  • 16/09/2016
    The Recycling Industry in Alberta: How You Can Help
    Recycling services are in abundance in Alberta, but the number of consumers recycling versus producing waste is still not high enough. The diversion rates from landfills are still low, and despite programs being implemented, the province’s focus on new resources makes recycling the less attractive option.
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  • 16/09/2016
    Environmental Protection Tips
    General Recycling Industries Ltd. has made a firm commitment to educating businesses and individuals throughout Alberta about the benefits of metal recycling. We understand that as natural resources continue to be depleted, renewal and preservation of our global environment are critical for long-term sustainability.
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  • 16/09/2016
    The 5 Most Recyclable Materials that You can Sell for Scrap
    Almost anything that is made of metal can be recycled. Batteries, car parts, pots and pans, structural materials, you name it. If it's made of metal, chances are you can recycle it. Here are 5 of the most recyclable metals that you can sell for scrap, as well as some items which are commonly made out of them:
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  • 16/09/2016
    Recycling Copper: What You Need to Know
    Most people see trash and throw it away. This waste is then taken to landfills, covered with earth and forgotten. Landfills across the country are running out of space and most of them are filled with items that can easily be recycled. Most consumers know about basic recycling such as paper, plastic and aluminum, but what many of us do not realize is that copper can be recycled too.
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