Call us for additional information about visiting a CMI Public Yard. The below topics are available to answer some of your immediate questions.
CMI public yards are best accessed by vehicle, but you are welcome to drop off scrap metal if you walk into our yard. Remember to follow all instructions from the yard staff and pay attention to moving vehicles in the yard for your safety.
With few exceptions, as long as the majority of the product is made up of metal it can be dropped off at a CMI public yard. Click here to see a sample list of products you can drop off. For safety and environmental reasons the below products are not accepted or require processing before arriving at a CMI yard.
- Cars: must have the gas tanks emptied and removed and there is a small deduction in weight if the tires are not removed. Please call your local public yard before transporting the vehicle, to ensure you are visiting the correct yard for disposal of the vehicle.
- Pressurized Tanks: Propane tanks, beer kegs and other pressurized cylinders are best recycled through city dump locations. These items can be very dangerous to recycle (even empty) and should not be brought to CMI public yards.
- A/C units: Must be appropriately drained of Freon before transporting to a CMI public yard.
- Fridges: Must be appropriately drained of Freon before transporting to a CMI public yard.
- Freezers: Must be appropriately drained of Freon before transporting to a CMI public yard.
CMI public yards are capable of handling all delivery sizes. There are no minimums, every bit of metal that is recycled helps save the environment from growing landfills and puts money in your pocket.
To get the best price for your scrap metal, we recommend that you drop off your scrap metal items to our public yards. If you have a significant amount of scrap metal please contact your local public yard to discuss possible collection services.
You can drop off your scrap metal at a CMI public yard without having to call ahead. CMI public yards are conveniently open extended hours to ensure everyone has a chance to visit the yard.
CMI yards are well organized and the designated drop-off areas are well monitored for safety hazards. We’d recommend that you dress appropriate for an industrial environment, with at least closed toe shoes and full length pants to ensure your comfort. Please follow all posted yard rules and instructions to maximize your safety while visiting our yards.
CMI asks for photo ID to create an account in our system and your name is used to open the account. Your ID will not be copied or scanned into our system. Accounts that reach certain thresholds could qualified for better pricing based on yearly volumes. We want to make sure you get the most out of your scrap metal revenues.
Bring your scrap metal to a CMI public yard and one of our knowledgeable staff members will help identify what metals you have. It’s that easy.
Currently, CMI facilities specialize in the recycling of metallic products only. We do not recycle paper, cardboard, wood or plastic items at our facilities. Please refrain from bringing items that do not contain any metal components to our yards.
CMI offers very competitive pricing. Prices can vary from day to day depending on market fluctuations. CMI uses calibrated certified digital scales that are visible to you at all times. These scales help ensure you get top dollar for your scrap metal. Contact your local CMI public yard for today’s prices.
CMI pays competitive prices for scrap metal in cash or by cheque.
To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, customers are not permitted to wander the yard. Items are not available for sale at our public yards.
CMI is happy to help spread the word about how recycling scrap metal puts extra money into the pockets of our customers. Ask your local CMI public yard about any referral programs that may be available. Please call your local CMI public yard if you have any questions about your recyclable materials. Click here for a list of CMI public yard locations.