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Metal Recycling in the Medical Industry

Waste in the Medical Industry can be generally grouped into two categories: hazardous and non-hazardous. Though you may think of plastic tubes, gauzes, and paper surgeon’s gowns, there is a significant amount of metal waste in the medical industry as well, including platinum, titanium, tantalum alloys, thermocouples, and even gold.

Globe Metal® provides safe and affordable hazardous metal wastes recycling and disposal solutions. We handle mixed materials in compliance with all required permits and provide documentation and proof of recycling and destruction to help companies avoid costly fines and investigations that could potentially interfere with productivity.

Metals in the Medical industry generally come from platinum cardiac catheter tips and supplies; platinum from testing tools; titanium orthopedic scrap; titanium and tantalum alloys from artificial knees and hips; as well as cobalt, gold, platinum and other precious metals.

Globe Metal® has experience supporting medical and medical manufacturing companies with their recycling. Our services include free consultation, sorting, cleaning, transportation, import and export and destruction documentation. Our goal is to deliver an easy and seamless experience to our customers, and we ensure that transactions are processed expeditiously and professionally.

Globe Metal® is an international metal recycler with the technology and expertise to process different metal waste streams into quality materials for both producers and end-users.


The Medical Waste Management Industry is expected to be worth $22 Billion USD within just a couple years (by the end of 2025) – a growth of about 5%. Expected to lead the industry is North America with almost a 40% market share.


Standard Procedures:

  1. Understand client’s material through photos, analysis or testing;
  2. Globe Metal® submits pricing quote – based on different recycling options;
  3. Material is picked up from client’s facility, sorted, cleaned, and processed;
  4. Globe Metal® distributes metals for recycling through an international network providing proof of destruction or recycling certificates

For questions relating to any metal, or to enquire about how your company could benefit from our profitable recycling program, please reach out to an expert at 1-800-700-6382 or

Globe Metal® is ISO certified and a proud member of Minor Metals Trade Association and Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada.


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    We Offer Competitive Prices

    Thanks to our 40-year history in metals recycling, we know the market like the back of our hands. We have the knowledge to give you the best price per pound for your material. Talk to a buyer now. Complete the form above.

    We Simplify The Recycling Process

    At Globe Metal®, we break down our customer experience into three simple steps: 1) You call for an estimate. 2) We arrange pickup of your material. 3) We send you a check after recycling your materials.

    We’re Global

    Based in Montreal, we are among the worldwide leaders in recycling in Canada and around the world, representing a large market share for metals across the U.S. We also have a significant buyer and seller base worldwide. Schedule a shipment.

    We’ll Help You Manage Your Materials

    Globe Metal® will provide you with new U.N. rated drums to store your spent catalyst; our waste management materials meet all regulatory specifications. We’ll also send you certificates of responsible recycling for government agencies.