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Non-Ferrous Scrap Metals

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Cash for Trash specializes in the purchasing, sorting, and processing of non-ferrous scrap metal at our Stittsville, Ontario scrap metal yard. As a result of the sophistication and experience we have in the non-ferrous market, Cash for Trash is able to offer top dollar to our suppliers.


#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire

Scrap metal copper recycling in Ottawa

Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire free of attachments. All the insulation has been removed from the wire and it is free of solder and paint.

Aluminum Extrusion


Aluminum Extrusion is any piece of aluminum that has been machined and formed into a shape that is not able to be formed back into a flat aluminum sheet. The material must be free of any contaminants such as steel, plastic, glue, and rubber. Paint is not an issue.

Aluminum Casting


Any aluminum that has been put in a mold, – usually has an unsmooth texture. Barbecue lids and bottoms and some automotive parts are made from aluminum castings. Should be free of rubber, steel attachments, iron, brass, dirt and other non-metallic items.

Aluminum Siding


Normally found on homes or buildings. Clean of plastic coating, nails, foam, steel, and other debris.

Aluminum (Irony)


Aluminum Irony is mixed aluminum materials that contaminated with iron and other attachments.  The content of aluminum must be a minimum of 70% with a maximum iron content of 30%.  Examples of irony aluminum are lawn chairs having plastic attachments, dirty aluminum motor blocks, and transmissions.

Copper Electric Motors


Everything with an electric motor, from a vacuum cleaner to a computer, can be collected for scrap recycling or salvaged for the copper content. Copper is one of the most valuable scrap metals there is.

Lead Weights


Small pieces from inside wheel wells, usually linked together.

Red Brass


Copper-zinc alloy with enough copper to give it a reddish tint; used for plumbing pipe, hardware, condenser tubes, etc. Red casting brass may contain up to 5% of lead and/or tin in place of the zinc.

Stainless Steel


Stainless steel does not corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does, but despite the name, it is not fully stain-proof. Used where both the properties of steel and resistance to corrosion are required, in things such as marine or medical application, kitchen sinks, pots, pans, and also cutlery.

Aluminum Radiators


Auto radiators free of steel/plastic/liquid.

BX Cable


BX cable consists of copper wires contained in a flexible aluminum tubing, usually used in wiring buildings and in supplying electric power to equipment.

#1 Insulated Copper Wire


Needs to be 12 AWG (pencil lead thickness) or thicker and free of attachments.

Aluminum Copper Radiators


Aluminum/Copper Radiator Scrap consists of unalloyed copper tubing, surrounded by aluminum cooling fins. Also consists of clean aluminum and copper radiators that are free of iron, brass tubing, and other foreign contamination.

Aluminum Used Beverage Cans (UBC)


A container for packaging made primarily of aluminum, such as common carbonated soda cans, juice cans, tea cans, or vegetable juice cans, sports drink cans, and beer cans.


Bring your Car Batteries down for safe handling and recycling, and get paid to do so.

Copper Starters


Starters, as they contain a copper core, which is a cable made of wound copper wires.

No.2 Copper


#2 Copper consists of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper. This is a type of copper that contains any solder, paint or visible corrosion.
Should be free of:
Excessive lead, tin, soldered copper, Brass and bronze wire, Excessive oil content, iron, non-metals, and any other debris in a load

No. 2 Insulated Copper Wire


No. 2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap consists of different plastic insulated unalloyed copper wire. The wires must be free of heavy or double insulation.

Alloy Rims (Clean by Weight)


Commonly grey due to the manufacturing process. Aluminum is beneath that paint and makes up the entire rest of the alloy rim. This is one of the reasons why they are so expensive to replace if they are damaged.

Alternators / Starters


Found in cars, trucks, and other vehicles, they are filled with wound copper wire. Copper windings are encased in cast aluminum. Minimal amounts of steel are accepted.

Aluminum Low Copper

Clean, uncoated, unpainted low copper aluminum scrap usually in the form of clips or plate. It should be free of plastic, and any punchings should be segregated.

Aluminum Utensil


Aluminum utensil is painted aluminum that is under ¼ inch thick. It consists of aluminum sheets and sheet utensils including cooking pots. They must be free of iron and foreign materials.

Batteries Steel Cased

Usually scrapped from machinery and forklifts. They are usually much larger compared to typical vehicle batteries. They can weigh a few hundred pounds all the way up to a few thousand pounds.



Lead is a highly corrosion resistant, dense, ductile, and malleable blue-grey metal. Approximately 85 percent of lead is utilized in making batteries. All of it is recyclable. Some of the most common forms of lead that we recycle is soft lead, range lead, lead from lead based batteries, car wheel weights, and others.

No.1 Copper


Copper pipe with nothing on it (lean, unalloyed, uncoated, and not insulated copper wire). Not smaller than No. 16 B & S wire gauge, free of burnt wire which is brittle.



Clean and irony radiators from all types of automobiles. Aluminum radiators are the most popular in today’s marketplace, however, some copper and brass radiators can be still found in some vehicles.

Yellow Brass


Consists of mixed yellow brass solids, including brass castings, rolled brass, rod brass, tubing and miscellaneous yellow brass, including plated brass. Must be free of manganese-bronze, aluminum-bronze, unsweated radiators or radiator parts, iron, and excessively dirty and corroded materials.
Must also be free of any type of munitions including, but not limited to, bullet casings.
Yellow brass is 33% zinc and 67% copper.

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