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Items We Accept/Do Not Accept

What We Recycle at Our Yard in Brooks

Our recycling yard in Brooks is known to recycle tonnes of waste and prevent it from ending up in the landfill. Having said that, there are a few items that we do not recycle because they cannot be reused for any other purpose and may pose a risk. We have included a list below of items that we recycle and we don’t. If you have further questions or would like to discuss your requirements, contact Brooks Industrial Metals Ltd.

Items we Accept

We recycle non-ferrous material such as:

 Aluminum: Irrigation pipe, extrusion, sheeting, siding, auto rims, truck rims, cast, zinc, shavings, coated wire, ACSR and EC wire and engines


 Brass: Yellow, red, taps and faucets, shavings, sprinkler heads, spent shell casings, brass with manganese and aluminum bronze


 Copper: Bright and shiny, clean wire, all grades of insulated wire, copper pipe, tech wire and ballasts


 Electric motors: Small, large, alternators, starters, transformers


 Batteries and lead: Automotive batteries, equipment, motorcycle, lawn tractor, any lead-acid battery, clean lead, lead wheel weights


 Radiators: Copper brass, aluminum copper, aluminum and brass aluminum


 Stainless steels: 304,316, tubing, shavings and Inconel


We recycle ferrous material such as standard iron and pipe, manganese steel, cast iron, tractors and farm equipment, tin sheeting, automobiles, appliances, fridges, barbwire and cable

Items We Do Not Accept

We do not recycle harmful and hazardous materials. Take a look at our list here:

Radioactive materials: Items with a radioactive symbol, x-ray equipment, airplane gauges and NORM


Explosive materials/live munitions: Including loaded frac-pipe and all live ammunition shells


Biohazards/chemicals/hazardous wastes: Medical wastes, poisons, household cleaning supplies and animal renderings


Tanks/drums: Without proper venting/holes


Pressurized gas cylinders/sealed containers: Must be de-valved or visibly vented with adequate size hole


Flammable liquids: Separated oils and gases


Asbestos: Friable or non-friablel


 Aerosol cans: Unless punctures and drained


 Yard waste: Dirt, grass, leaves, rocks, wood, carpet, garbage, concrete, PVC pipe, rubber and glass

What We Need from You

On November 26, 2019, the government of Alberta passed Scrap Metal Dealers and Recyclers Identification Act. The Act and regulation help deter and track metal theft and protect the personal information of scrap metal sellers. Therefore, we require the following proof of ID:

  • Valid driver’s licence number

  • Name

  • Address

  • Contact phone number

Payment will be made as follows:

  • Cheques mailed to commercial and government accounts

  • Cash/cheques will be issued to private patrons at the time of sale (cheques required on sales greater than $60.00)

Please note: All information will be submitted to local law enforcement if requested.

What we Accept and What we Don’t

If you are looking to get rid of junk, a great way to do it is by choosing our recycling yard. Call us to find out what we buy and what we don’t.

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Our Client Reviews

Above and Beyond Expectations

“The success of X-Calibre relies on the quality and efficient service of our vendors. Brooks Industrial Metals goes above and beyond our expectations and delivers every time. The management and crew at X-Calibre would like to thank all the staff at BIM for the excellent service and support along the way. We look forward to working with you in the years to come!!” – X-Calibre Industries

Great Working Relationship

“I have had a great working relationship with BIM for the last 25 years. They are a group of people that work with us and understand the pressure we are under in order to satisfy our customers. BIM goes above and beyond to provide us with service/product as we require to keep projects on schedule. I am very happy to have a service/supply vendor, such as BIM, right here in our community. Thanks so much for your continued support and look forward to many years ahead working with you.” – Jim C (Horizon Welding & Fabrication)

Courteous and Efficient

“We have the privilege of dealing with Brooks Industrial Metals for over 15 years. We have always found the staff and management to be professional, courteous and efficient. They provide products and services that are dependable and of high quality.
Not only do we depend on Brooks Industrial Metals for a supply of metal, they provide us with services such as; plasma, water-jet, shear, brake and rolling. We have come to depend on BIM as a key supplier in all our operations, which include welding, manufacturing and machining. They offer a dependable delivery service and have always been open to requests and suggestions.
It is a pleasure to provide this referral. By doing so, it gives us a chance to say “Thank you” for the support we have received from them over the years.” – Celtic Pride

An Office that is Second to None

“Boomers Services has been using Brooks Industrial Metals for over 20 years now. Through this time our relationship has grown to the point where our projects are dependent on Brooks Industrial Metals not only supplies but for their fabrication as well. With their long standing employees and their expertise in the shop as well as in the office is second to none. Boomers Services looks forward to working with Brooks Industrial Metals for 20 more years.” – Boomers Services Ltd.

Fantastic Job Done

“Big country has been a customer of Brooks Industrial Metals for 15 years. The service, quality and reliability to get the job done whether it’s a rush or not has been fantastic in both the metal yard and the recycling yard. Great people, well run business.” – MasTec Canada

On Time and Within Budget

“We had a very good experience with Brooks Industrial Metals. Justin helped us out with our design and the order was on time and on budget.
Thanks!” – Gerald B

Great Place

“Wonderful owners, great place.” – Kayla D


Brooks Industrial Metals Ltd.
221 7 St E
Brooks, AB

T1R 1B3

Phone: 403-362-3544

Fax: 403-362-7042



Recycling Yard
719 Railway Avenue
Brooks , AB
T1R 1B3
Phone: 1-403-793-8853

Fax: 1-403-793-8805


New Steel and Fabrication Shop

Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

*Closed long weekends including Saturdays*


Recycling Yard Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

*Closed long weekends including Saturdays*

Closed on statutory holidays

Service Area

  • Brooks
  • Southern Alberta


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