This is scrap metal recycling—revolutionized

BL Duke is revolutionizing the scrap metal recycling industry through innovation, game-changing efficiencies, and cutting-edge technology.

Since 2000, we’ve delivered customized recycling programs that streamline operations and add transparency while maximizing scrap metal value. Our customers’ businesses are at the heart of everything we do. Recognized as one of Crain’s Fast Fifty companies, we’re one of the fastest growing scrap metal recycling companies in Chicago. Partner with us and experience the BL Duke difference.

Scrap Metal Recycling in Chicago

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We’ll customize a program that fits your needs, with transparency and efficiencies along the way.

Who We Partner With
Metal Recycling Chicago

What We Buy

We buy all ferrous and non-ferrous metals and we can service your non-metallic recyclables too.

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Metal Recycling in Chicago

Why BL Duke

Competitive pricing. Innovative solutions. Transparency with technology. Learn why we have a 98% retention rate.

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Commercial Scrap Metal Services
for the Chicagoland Area

Got scrap metal? Get unparalleled service, competitive prices and years of experience on your side from award-winning BL Duke, Chicago’s fastest growing scrap metal recycling company. We buy both ferrous and non-ferrous materials and offer top scrap metal prices. Want to learn more? Here are some common questions we typically receive about our recycling services.

BL Duke offers four convenient locations in the Chicago area, including our Joliet Scrap Metal Yard and Forest View Scrap Metal Yard, open Monday through Saturday. We serve both industrial and general public customers. General public customers can expect a streamlined, hassle-free drop-off process. No appointment is ever needed at our locations.

We are environmentally friendly at BL Duke. Located on the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers, our scrap metal yards adhere to environmental standards set forth by the US EPA, Illinois EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard and Chicago-land Water Reclamation District.

Metal recycling at BL Duke includes both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Ferrous scrap metal recycling includes shred, unprepared steel, steel clips, cast iron, sheet iron, steel turnings, cast iron borings, machinery, heavy melt, and more. Non-ferrous scrap metal recycling includes, but isn’t limited to aluminum, copper, stainless steel, tin, brass, zinc, lead, and precious metals. Want to know if your material can be recycled? Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us.

Upon receipt, materials are identified using the latest technology in analyzing equipment to ensure accurate identification.

Our scrap metal yards are equipped with state–of–the–art equipment to bale, sheer and torch materials. We have three balers that have a combined processing capacity of 1500 tons daily. We ship ferrous and non-ferrous materials to mills and foundries both domestically and abroad via truck, class 1 rail, and barge.

Since BL Duke began in 2000, we have been committed to offering competitive scrap metal prices with excellent customer service. Because transparency is of the utmost importance, we regularly publish our scrap metal prices to the public. Visit our pricing page for the latest updates. We want to be recognized as the #1 choice for scrap metal in the Chicago area and beyond.

We service towns and cities in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.


Chicago Des Plaines Palatine
Addison Dowers Grove Peoria
Alsip El Paso Peotone
Antioch Elburn Plainfield
Arlington Heights Elk Grove Village Pontiac
Aurora Evanston Rochelle
Bartlett Franklin Park Rock Island
Batavia Glen Ellyn Romeoville
Beecher Glendale Heights Roselle
Bensenville Grayslake Round Lake
Berwyn Hanover Park Saint Charles
Bloomingdale Hickory Hills Schaumburg
Bloomington Itasca Schiller Park
Bolingbrook Joliet Shorewood
Bridgeview Kankakee Skokie
Calumet City Lake Zurich Streamwood
Carol Stream Lemont Streator
Carpentersville Lockport Sycamore
Champaign Lombard Tinley Park
Channahon Marengo University Park
Chicago Heights Marseilles West Chicago
Crete Melrose Park Wheeling
Crystal Lake Minooka Wilmington
Danville Morris Wood Dale
Dekalb Morton Grove Zion


Angola Howe New Paris
Bristol La Porte Osceola
Burns Harbor LaGrange Plymouth
Chesterton Ligonier Portage
Crown Point Lowell Schererville
Dyer Merrillville South Bend
East Chicago Michigan City Valparaiso
Elkhart Middlebury Wakarusa
Gary Mishawaka Walkerton
Goshen Munster Warsaw
Hammond Nappanee Winamac
Highland New Carlisle


Benton Harbor Dowagiac Holland
Berrien Springs Edwardsburg New Buffalo
Bridgman Grand Haven White Pigeon


Beloit Madison Racine
Janesville Milwaukee South Milwaukee
Kenosha Pleasant Prairie


Birmingham Fultondale Northport
Aberdeen Gadsden Oneonta
Alabaster Gardendale Oxford
Albertville Guntersville Pelham
Alexander City Hamilton Pell City
Amory Hartselle Piedmont
Anniston Harvest Pike Road
Arab Helena Pinson
Athens Hunstville Pleasant Grove
Attalla Jacksonville Prattville
Bessemer Jasper Rainbow City
Boaz Lafayette Rainsville
Brent Leeds Roanoke
Calera Lincoln Russellville
Chelsea Madison Selma
Childersburg Margaret Sheffield
Clanton Maylene Sylacauga
Clay Mc Calla Talladega
Columbiana Meridianville Tallassee
Columbus Millbrook Toney
Cottondale Montevallo Trussville
Cullman Montgomery Tuscaloosa
Decatur Moody Tuscumbia
Demopolis Mount Olive Vinemont
Fort Payne Muscle Shoals Wetumpka

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