What We Buy

TKC Metal Recycling buys scrap and electronic waste from numerous sources including the Public, Peddlers, Industrial, Municipal / Government, Demolition and Auto Salvage Yards. The following list the various types of metals and electronic waste we buy.


#1 heavy melt ISRI #200

  • Alloy free carbon steel, ¼” and over
  • Max dimensions 4’x2’
  • Pipe of 4” and over

Shred Feed Material IRSI #211

  • Iron and steel scrap, originating from automobiles, miscellaneous baling and steel scrap

Baled Post Consumer Can Bundles – IRSI #213

  • Clean, hydraulically compacted, 100 % post consumer steel tin cans (food and Beverage)

Auto cast ISRI #263

  • Clean drums and rotors that do not contain steel parts and attachments

White goods

  • Household appliances such as, water heaters, washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers with tags indicating refrigerants have been removed

Oversize torching / shearing Steel

  • Material to be processed to meet the specifications for #1 heavy melt

Plate and structural ISRI #231

  • Cut plate and structural , 4ft and under

Machine Shop Turnings ISRI #219

  • Clean loose Turnings, free of iron borings, nonferrous metals, scale and must not contain excessive oil/lubricants.

Mixed clips

  • New production, black or galvanized steel clips, blanks, stamping, skeletons, light gauge piping
  • Max thickness of ¼”

Car bodies

  • The removal of fuel, batteries and tires are required otherwise deductions will be made

No. 1 Mixed bushelling ISRI #207

  • Clean, prompt “alloy free” industrial steel scrap ¼” and under in thickness
  • Steel scrap size: 12” and under

Oversized plate and structural

  • Material requiring preparation to meet specifications for plate and structural

Iron Borings ISRI #267

  • Clean cast iron or malleable iron borings and drillings, free of steel turnings, scale, lumps. Must not contain excessive oil or coolant.

Dealer Clips

  • Mixed new and old scrap
  • Black, galvanized or painted
  • ¼” In thickness



  • Bare 6063 Extrusion
  • Series: 1000,2000,6000,7000, 8000 Aluminum
  • Extruded aluminum
  • Mixed Low Copper Aluminum
  • Painted siding
  • Old sheet
  • Used Beverage Cans (Pop Cans)
  • Cast Aluminum
  • 356 Car Rims
  • ACSR
  • Copper Aluminum radiators
  • Alum radiators


  • Bare bright
  • #1 copper
  • #2 copper
  • Copper chops
  • Insulated Copper Wire
  • Copper solids

Lead and zinc

  • Lead strips
  • Mixed dealer led
  • Lead wheel weights
  • Zinc die cast



  • Yellow brass
  • Hard brass
  • Red brass
  • Edm wire and chops
  • Brass turnings

Stainless and Nickel

  • 300 and 400 series stainless
  • Monel, Inconel, Hastelloy

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(E Waste)

Category A – Display

  • Televisions
  • Monitors

Category B – Computers

  • Desktop computers
  • Portable computers

Category C – Peripherals

  • Computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, hard drives, optical drives – CD, Blu-ray, DVD, HD-DVD)

Category C (cont.)

  • Desktop printing devices including desktop copiers and multi-function devices
  • Computer peripherals including modems (excluding routers)
  • Scanners, typewriters
  • Telephones and answering machines
  • Cellular phones and pagers
  • PDAs
  • Audio and video players and recorders (e.g. MP3, cassette, digital)

Category C (cont.)

  • Cameras (web, digital, analog)
  • Equalizers/(pre)amplifiers
  • Radios
  • Receivers
  • Speakers
  • Turntables
  • Video players/projectors, digital frames
  • Video recorders

Items we do not buy

  • Floor Standing Printers, Copiers & Multifunction
  • Any items containing PCB’s (ballast, capacitors)
  • Any Sealed unit
  • Propane tanks/ compressed gas
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Mercury Switches
  • Plastic, Wood, Rubber, Concrete, Dirt
  • Freon
  • Fluids/ Liquids

20 Cushman Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M 6S8

Hours of Operation

8:00am to 5:00pm
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8:00am to 12:30pm
TKC is deemed an essential business and will be operating under strict Covid-19 protocols