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How to dispose of scrap metal and unusable metal items

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Scrap metal and unusable metal items

Private recycling

Take scrap metal to a metal recycler through the Alberta's Recycling Hotline or The Yellow Pages under Metal Recycling. Some private companies may buy scrap metal, charge a fee or accept items for free.

City landfill recycling

You can also take scrap metal to a City landfill for recycling. Landfill charges will apply. This includes items like:

  • Generator (remove oil and gas)
  • Car parts (engines and transmissions must be drained of all fluids)
  • Hot water tank, water heater, and water boiler
  • Furnace
  • Snowblower
  • Garburator
  • Air compressor
  • Aluminum siding
  • Chain link fence (must be in rolls)

Scrap metal (such as clothes hangers, car parts, metal shelving, etc.) cannot be recycled in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot.

Landfill locations listed below:

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool