Interesting Facts about Metal Recycling

North Star Recycling is a small part in a very large chain. We are proud to be involved in a process that limits the waste of precious resources.

Here Are Some Interesting Facts about Metal Recycling

  • Producing steel from recycled compared with virgin material saves 75% of the energy needed

  • Recycling aluminum requires only 5% of the energy it takes to make new aluminum – and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions

  • Americans throw away enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild the UK’s entire commercial air fleet

  • The 36 billion aluminum cans landfilled last year had a scrap value of more than $600 million (someday, we’ll be mining our landfills for the resources we’ve buried)

What We Buy

We specialize in recycling non-ferrous metals including copper, brass and zinc

North Star Recycling

1170 Powell St

Vancouver, BC V6A 1J3


Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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