Ferrous Materials

Work with the fastest-growing scrap recycler in Chicago

With our combined 69 acres, our Chicago scrap metal facilities are positioned to manage your ferrous materials.

We provide a complete range of recycling services for ferrous metals designed to meet the recycling needs of everyone from the individual recycler to the largest manufacturer.   

Our Forest View and Joliet, Illinois facilities are equipped with stateoftheart equipment to bale, sheer and torch materials.  Our three balers have a combined processing capacity of 1500 tons daily.  We ship ferrous materials to mills and foundries both domestically and abroad via truck, class 1 rail, and barge.     

Environmental standards & certifications

We are subject to the strictest environmental standards.  Our Chicago scrap metal recycling yards reside on the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers and 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

We also provide the necessary documentation to support your ISO certification.

Commonly Asked Questions

No. 1 Bundles and No. 1 Busheling are prime grades as defined by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). 

No. 1 Heavy MeltPlate & StructuralShredded Auto Scrap, CastIron Borings and Steel Turnings are secondary or obsolete grades as defined by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). 

Steel mills and foundries have different material specifications however in general Heavy Metal and Plate have a maximum size requirement of 5 ft. x 2 ft. to be considered prepared.  Anything larger is considered unprepared. 

These materials are processed at our Joliet scrap metal yard on half-acre impermeable concrete pad.  Here all liquids are retained and processed through our oil water separators.  All hazardous materials are properly disposed of and manifested. 

A gross ton (or long ton) imperial unit of weigh is equivalent to 2240 pounds of 1016.04909 kilograms.  A net ton (or short ton) US unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds or 907.184 kilograms. 

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