Your Scrap Metal Buyer in Toronto: Ontario Salvage Limited

As a prominent scrap metal buyer in Toronto, Ontario Salvage Limited purchases ferrous and non-ferrous metals from industrial clients in Southern Ontario and the United States. We offer fair and competitive pricing for metals, ensuring you get the best rates for your excess and scrap metals. Additionally, we offer a convenient container service using load-luggers and roll-off containers.


Ontario Salvage Limited has been buying and recycling scrap metals for more than 60 years and we make every attempt to make the process as easy as possible. And, if you ever have a question about selling your scrap metal to Ontario Salvage Limited, you can contact us at any time.


On this page, you will find materials we commonly buy, materials we accept with certain conditions attached, as well as hazardous and radioactive items we cannot accept in any state.


Materials We Buy

We accept and give a fair price to most grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals in Toronto. Ferrous metals are purchased by the ton, while non-ferrous metals are purchased by the pound. We buy:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Insulated wire
  • Stainless steel
  • Nickel
  • Nickel alloys
  • Titanium
  • Zinc
  • Lead
  • Carbide
  • Radiators
  • Transformers
  • Ballasts
  • Electric motors
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Cast iron
  • Auto cast
  • Steel


Items We Accept with Conditions

Below, you can find some guidelines regarding metals that are acceptable when certain conditions are met:

  • Ballasts and capacitors—If labeled as “No PCBs” or with documentation noting acceptable levels
  • Batteries—Lead, gel, acid, automobile, stationary or steel clad forklift batteries
  • Barrels and drums—Need to be clean and dry, with no residue or hazardous warning labels; top will be removed for inspection
  • Cylinders/Tanks—For compressed or liquefied gases, remove valves and cut tank in half
  • Lighting fixtures—Ballasts, capacitors and bulbs need to be removed
  • Scrap (Asbestos)—Asbestos must be removed in compliance with regulations and laws
  • Scrap (Fluids)—All fluids should be drained before bringing in, including oils, fuels, coolants, antifreeze, hydraulic oils and solvents
  • Shells and munitions—Please separate from other materials and ensure munitions are discharged and empty
  • Transformers—Drained, dry or documentation showing this


Items We Don’t Accept

  • Mercury, including items that contain mercury
  • Hazardous or toxic waste
  • Scrap with non-metallic recyclables or excessive trash
  • Automobiles
  • Non-lead acid batteries
  • Magnesium turnings
  • Radioactive sources


Our pricing is based on the published prices found in the monthly American Metal Market Magazine. It is our firm belief that we can provide our customers with the best prices and services in the industry.


If you have an item you don’t see on this list, please feel free to contact us to find out more information.

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