Metal Salvage

Metal Salvage Division

BayShore Groups collects, hauls and processes all types of scrap metal. We can work with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) wanting to decommission aged facilities or equipment. Our team stays on top of current metal values to ensure that our clients get the best possible return on their materials. With our many transportation options, we can ship around the globe to a broad range of end markets.

As an added bonus, BayShore Groups understands and adheres to strict environmental standards. Our metal salvaging division helps clients by minimizing environmental impact, while maximizing your returns through marketing to steel mills or foundries for recycling.

We work with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The differing composition of these metals dictates their end use.

Ferrous (industrial and prime grades of iron and steel)

Steel with a 0.1 – 0.3% carbon content and 99.7 – 99.9% iron content can be reclaimed and used for non-specialty metal products.

  1. Carbon steel with a 0.6 – 1.4% carbon and 98.6 – 99.4 % iron content can be used to produce cutting tools like drill bits.
  2. Stainless steel is a mixture of iron, nickel and chromium. Since it is stain and corrosion resistant, it is used in the manufacture of cutlery, surgical instrumentation and more.
  3. Cast iron with a 2 – 6% carbon and 94 – 98% iron content is very strong, but brittle. It is used to produce items, such as engine blocks and manhole covers.
  4. Wrought iron has almost 100% iron content and is useful in producing ornamental gates and fencing.

Non-ferrous (i.e., copper, brass, aluminum, magnesium or zinc)

  1. Aluminum is an alloy of aluminum, copper and manganese. Because it is lightweight, it is well suited for use in aircraft manufacture, window frames and kitchenware.
  2. Copper is a natural occurring substance that conducts heat and electricity. It is used to produce wire, tubes and pipes.
  3. Brass is a mixture of 65% copper and 35% zinc. It’s used for ornamental purposes and in electrical fittings.
  4. Silver is a mostly natural substance. When mixed with copper, it creates sterling silver. It is used primarily to make jewellery, ornaments and to solder different metals together.
  5. Lead is a heavy and very soft, naturally occurring substance. It is used in the manufacture of batteries and pipe.


BayShore Groups staff actively review metal values to assure clients of the best possible return.


BayShore Groups have strong working relationships with metal recyclers globally and locally.


BayShore Groups will determine and facilitate the best shipping method for your project.


BayShore Groups ensure that reclamation and recycling conform to local environmental bylaws and standards.


  • While aluminum is the most common metal found in the Earth’s crust, the most common metal found on Earth is iron – making up a large part of Earth’s core.
  • Historically speaking, the name of several time periods reflected tool manufacturing practices and use. The ‘Stone Age’ preceded the use of metal and metalworking. The ‘Bronze Age’ came next and was followed by the Iron Age.
  • Nearly 80% of all the copper ever produced is still in use today since copper is 100% recyclable and retains 95% of its original value.
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