Entries by Shannon Collins

Tune Into WBBM 780AM

Check out WBBM 780 AM for our Radio Ad!  Email info@blduke.com today to see how we can revolutionize how you recycle. Listen on June 20th at 5:49AM or June 21st at 5:41AM or 7:50AM! WBBM Newsradio –  780AM


Crain’s Chicago Fast Fifty Companies

We’re more than excited to announce that B.L. Duke was chosen as one of Crain’s 2015 Fast Fifty Companies! Every year, Crain’s releases their infamous Fast Fifty list, which recognizes companies that have shown significant growth over a five-year period. According to Brigid Sweeney of Crain’s Chicago Business, “B.L. Duke was recognized because the company has grown nearly 300 […]

B.L. Duke Celebrates Earth Day at St. Symphorosa

Happy Earth Day! We spent the morning celebrating with St. Symphorosa’s fourth graders. St. Symphorosa is located in Chicago, IL.  The 4th graders were tasked to make crafts out of recycled items and all proceeds from the sale of these items were donated to an ecological cause! The money raised from selling the recycled projects […]


B.L. Duke Launches Mobile Website

We’re excited to announce our new mobile website – www.blduke.com! Our team has dedicated time and energy to create a mobile friendly website with your needs in mind. At B.L. Duke, we strive to keep up-to-date with the newest technologies, focusing on those to help you operate more efficiently and provide recycling management tools at your fingertips! […]

Building a New Chicago | B.L. Duke Wins CTA Railcar Bid

B.L. Duke was awarded the bid to remove and recycle 85 Chicago Transit Authority Railcars. These cars have been in service since the early 1960’s and are nearing the end of their lifespan. According to the CTA, over1,300 railcars currently operate over 8 routes.   As a part of Building a New CTA and Building a New Chicago, […]

June’s Market: Looking for the Floor In June

After two consecutive months of falling prices we were hopeful the scrap market would improve with the weather.  Unfortunately, June scrap prices appear to be decreasing once again.  In May, prime grades and shredded scrap decreased around $15 per gross ton. According to the American Metal Market, this decrease was due to “minimal buying programs at two […]

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! We’re fortunate to partner with companies who share our recycling vision. Together with our customers we’ve made a positive impact on the Earth. Here are a few 2013 highlights: Protected over 16,000 mature trees Preserved 125,285 cubic yards of landfill space Saved enough energy to power 1,855 homes for an entire year.