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The Experts Since '76: Stop in for Scrap Metal Recycling in Edmonton

General Recycling Industries Ltd. is your one-stop source for complete scrap metal recycling in Edmonton. We understand that as natural resources continue to be depleted, the renewal and preservation of our global environment are critical for long-term sustainability. Our dedicated staff members make sure all of the materials that enter our facilities are safely and responsibly handled. We're not your average scrap yard – we're an eco-friendly scrap yard that works hard to protect this planet. Let us put our more than 35 years of recycling experience to work for you! 

General Recycling has made a firm commitment to educating businesses and individuals throughout Alberta about the benefits of metal recycling, which include saving energy, conserving natural resources and adding employment opportunities to our community. Contact our team today.

We Buy Edmonton Scrap Metal

General Recycling is proud to offer clients an opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint with our scrap metal purchasing program. We buy Edmonton scrap metal, including the following:


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Need help finding the closest General Recycling location? Want more information on general scrap metal in Edmonton? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in our handy FAQ.


You can quickly determine what type of metal you have in your possession simply by placing a magnet against the object. If the magnet sticks, you have a ferrous metal such as steel or iron. Non-ferrous metals will not stick to a magnet and include copper, aluminum, brass and stainless steel. These metals are typically more valuable. We accept any quantity of metal, and your payout will be determined by the type of material, its weight and the current market value.

If you have an old, unused car taking up space at your home, recycle it! Recycling an unwanted car will not only clean up your property, it'll help out the planet, too. Just get your vehicle's paperwork in order, bring the car to us and leave with money in your pocket. It's really that simple!

We also accept batteries for recycling. Our company holds a permit to recycle lead-acid batteries, which ensures that these hazardous materials don't end up in landfills or pollute our drinking water.

Bin Services for Businesses in Edmonton & Surrounding Areas

If your company would like to sell the scrap metal it accumulates, we offer bin services for commercial and industrial customers throughout Edmonton and in surrounding areas including St. Albert and Sherwood Park. These bins make it much easier for you to collect scrap metal at a construction site or inside a factory. We have self-dumping hoppers, lugger bins and roll-off bins available and can pick up or drop them off following a 24-hour notice.

Safety Is Key

General Recycling is strongly committed to following industry-leading health, safety, and environment practices. We work with dangerous materials every single day, which is why we strictly adhere to all of our safety protocols and carefully train every worker we have. Our employees trust us to maintain a safe working environment, just like Alberta residents trust us to help clean up the environment. We take both responsibilities very seriously.


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We are members of ISNetworld.

We are COR certified and adhere to the most current health and safety standards.

Our staff is trained in first aid, dangerous goods handling, and hazardous material recognition.

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We’re open from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on weekdays and from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturdays. We're closed on Sundays and holidays.

South Side Location


4120 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6B 3H3


Local: 780-452-5865

Toll Free: 1-866-983-9999

Fax: 780-468-6111

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West End Location


11915 – 156 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 1E8


Local: 780-453-7000

Toll Free: 1-800-222-6595

Fax: 780-452-1736

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