18 Sutherland Avenue 204.947.0251
Walk-ins with government issued photo ID are welcome Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. One customer in the office at a time please.
Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Saturday 8:00 am – noon. (Closed on statutory holiday long weekends)
Q. Where are you located?
A.18 Sutherland Avenue is east of Main Street, near the Louise Bridge.
Q. What do I do when I get to your yard?
A.Please wait in line and follow your turn onto the scale. Staff wearing orange vests will weigh your non-ferrous materials and instruct you where to off load your scrap.
Q. Should I sort my load of scrap?
A.Yes please! Sorting your scrap beforehand will make weighing your material more efficient, and enables us to pay you maximum prices. Our staff will assist you at the scale.
Q. How are prices determined, and what causes prices to change?
A. Prices are based on the underlying commodities markets where supply and demand forces affect the value of the materials we handle and the prices we pay for them.
Q. Do you accept all appliances?
A. We buy all types of appliances, but any containing original Freon coolant must be drained. We accept microwave ovens as electronic waste, and do not pay for them.
Q. Do you pick up old appliances?
A. No, but we will give you the phone number of someone who will pick them up for you.
Q Do you accept propane tanks?
A. NO! We do not accept any type of sealed containers, including propane or gas tanks.
Q. Do you take old cars?
A. Yes we do, as long as you are the registered owner of the vehicle and bring in your registration papers. We recycle vehicles and automotive parts, but do not re-sell to the public.
Q. Where does the scrap go and how does it get there?
A. We sort, process, and compact scrap metal for shipment in containers and by truck to foundries and mills where they are reprocessed into new products.
Q. Why do people collect pop can tabs as a fundraiser?
A. Aluminum pull tabs are easy to collect, store and sell. There is no mess or smell, they don’t take up much space, and the tab is a higher grade of aluminum than the can. Empty pop cans can also be donated or sold to us.
Q. What kind of plastic can I sell you?
A. We only buy plastic from corporate accounts and municipal collection programs. We do not accept loose plastics from the public – your recycling bin is the best place to recycle plastic materials accepted by municipal programs.
Q. Should I wash glass jars before I bring them to you for recycling?
A. We do not accept glass. Glass jars should be placed in your City of Winnipeg recycling bin.
Q. Do you accept Hazardous Waste materials?
A. No we don’t. Please search online for a list of hazardous waste disposal sites or call 311.