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John Ross & Sons Ltd
171 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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For over 70 years John Ross & Sons Ltd has specialized in scrap metal recycling and the trading and processing of all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal.

John Ross & Sons Ltd is a family owned company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada with full scaling operation sites in Goodwood and Truro for ferrous scrap and main office in Halifax for non-ferrous scrap. We are the largest scrap metal recycling facility in Atlantic Canada. Our Halifax non-ferrous yard is located in one of the largest industrial/retail parks in Atlantic Canada, the Bayers Lake Business Park, between highway 102 and highway 103.  Halifax is the second largest natural ice-free harbour on the main European/North America Atlantic shipping lanes, which allows us to ship our metals all over the world in a timely manner.

John Ross & Sons Ltd. is the oldest, largest and most experienced scrap metal processor in Atlantic Canada. Headquartered minutes away from the Port of Halifax, John Ross & Sons Ltd specializes in the purchasing, grading, handling and processing of all ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals from manufacturers, demolition contractors, smaller recycling yards and individuals.

The scrap metal is processed, sorted and packaged at our facility according to domestic and international mill specifications.

John Ross & Sons Ltd. was one of the first companies in Canada to acquire its AQSIQ license from the government of China.

John Ross & Sons Ltd. is proud to be an active member of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) and the Eastern Recyclers Association.

John Ross & Sons Ltd offers a full service traffic and documentation Department. Our operations utilize the most up to date equipment available and meet the highest standards in quality control, safety management and environmental practices.

We are a full service Enviro Depot – refund and recycling center, allowing the public to return beverage containers for deposit refunds.


John Ross & Sons Ltd is your source for value-added services that can simplify your operations and maximize the value of your scrap metals.

Brokerage and Trading

Brokerage and trading activities at John Ross & Sons Ltd cover a broad range of products, including ferrous and non ferrous scrap, scrap alternatives and secondary and primary metals. Through our sales and service operation, we can take delivery of your scrap metal material outright or alternatively, broker your scrap material directly to our customers worldwide.


Our logistics team has the industry experience and the resources to develop strategies to move scrap metals anywhere in North America and for export. We take pride in providing and implementing cost effective material-handling and transportation solutions for John Ross & Sons Ltd clients.

Environmental Compliance

John Ross & Sons Ltd believes that a positive approach towards conserving and enhancing natural resources is consistent with its core values, and is fundamental to the scrap and secondary metals industry.

Baling Services

We offer portable baling service. If you are a salvage yard or facility with white goods, tin and automobiles, we can service the baling and cleanup direct to mark

Enviro Depot

We are a full service refund and recycling center, allowing the public to return beverage containers for deposit refunds.

Container Rentals Services

John Ross & Sons Ltd offers our current customers and future customers container rentals services of various sizes for commercial, institutional and residential applications.

Company Services
  • Brokerage And Trading
  • Logistics
  • Baling Services
  • Enviro Depot
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Container Rentals Services
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Yard Locations

171 Chain Lake Dr
Halifax, Nova Scotia
ZIP: 902-450-5633
7 Cummane St
Truro, Nova Scotia
21 Mills Rd
Goodwood, Nova Scotia

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Operating Hours

CLOSED ( Opens on Thursday at 7:00 am)
MondayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
TuesdayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
WednesdayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
ThursdayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
FridayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
SaturdayFrom 7:00 am To 12:00 pm