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Pull over the scale to weigh your vehicle and present a valid ID or loyalty number.

Material is Graded

An experienced B.L. Duke recycler will inspect and grade your material, sorting it by metal type and value.

Receive Payment Ticket

After your empty vehicle is re-weighed, you’ll get a printed payment ticket showing the net weight and value of your load.

Get Instant Cash

Just scan the barcode on your ticket at the on-site ATM to get paid cash on the spot for your full load amount.

Safety at Our Yards

1. Required PPE

For your safety, all customers must wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE) while unloading material at our yards, including hard hats, safety glasses, hi-vis vests, gloves, long pants and steel-toed boots.

2. Designated Unloading Areas

Marked unloading zones keep vehicle and pedestrian traffic separate from active material handling areas. Always follow staff instructions on where and how to safely unload your vehicle.

3. Secured ATM

Use the secure on-site ATM to withdraw scrap metal payments safely and efficiently. This method significantly enhances the security and confidentiality of your financial transactions.

4. Experienced Staff

Our yard staff are extensively trained in scrap handling best practices. They will provide direction to ensure your visit is safe and efficient from start to finish.

Acceptable Scrap Metal Materials

Ferrous Metals

  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Stainless Steel
  • Cast Iron
  • Auto Cast
  • Shred
  • Unprepared Machines

Non-Ferrous Metals

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Insulated Wire/Cable

Other Recyclables

  • Car Batteries
  • Sealed Units
  • Electric Motors
  • Aluminum Copper Radiators
  • Auto Radiators
  • Copper Transformers

General Public Locations

Forest View Public Scrap Yard
6400 W Canal Bank Rd
Forest View, IL 60402
Mon – Fri 7AM–4PM
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Joliet Public Scrap Yard
1 Industry Ave Gate 2
Joliet, IL 60435
Mon – Fri 7AM–4PM
Sat 7AM–1PM
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See What Our Customers Are Saying

States that they are open until 1pm on Saturday
Response from the owner: Hi Ryan! We are sorry you had a bad experience. I have confirmed with our team that they were open from 7AM-1PM and helped 70 customers within that period. Here is a page that includes directions and helpful information about the yards: We hope to see you again soon!
Linda is a great person, she is always happy and I feel comfortable coming to yard
Linda and Ivan are great, very polite and helpful. They have a great system, fast and easy.
Fast, courteous service
I was driving behind a Bl Duke truck on the expressway and a piece of debris flew out of the back of the truck and cracked my windshield. I tried for a week to resolve the issue through the company and I’ve been completely ignored. Poor customer service!
I used to like this place until today. I get it it’s almost closing time but 5pm means 5pm to me. Nothing says anything about last call or anything. I pull on the scale at 448 after i just hauled trying to get there. They ring the bell, cool ya know. As im unloading fast cause I gotta hit the small scale with a couple things one of the guys says the small scale is closed. I look at my phone and its like 7 minutes till 5pm. I says it isn’t 5 yet. He doesn’t respond and walks away. So i get done go weight and now its 456pm after I weighed out and I started heading to the small scale and dude says it’s closed. I says it isnt 5 yet. He looks down at his phone and says it’s close enough. I felt discriminated against cause their demeanor was very unfriendly and they didn’t like me or maybe they didn’t like my 60k truck. Not sure but post something online about 10 minute step down or say it closes at 450pm. I don’t have time for this nonsense. Might have to get a lawyer. We’ll see.
No clear direction on how to use the drive up scale. Lady managing the scale house was rude and not helpful at all. Berating customers is not a good business practice.
Best drivers in Illinois work here
Very nice the lady in scale house is so nice an sweet .I love going there she treats people so nice .....
They are very nice people there they help you and they take care of the business
Nice people
Top notch
We are treated great. Love this place. Recommend.
Very clean. Easy access to scale.

Frequently Asked Questions

A gross ton (or long ton) imperial unit of weight is equivalent to 2240 pounds or 1016.046909 kilograms. A net ton (or short ton) US unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds or 907.184 kilograms.

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We accept most ferrous and non-ferrous grades. Check pricing

Payment is provided in the form of cash, with a valid ID, or check.  BL Duke facilities are equipment with secure ATMs.

Yes. Our team will help unload if the material can easily be unloaded with a fork-lift or grapple.  BL Duke, however, is not responsible for any damage done to your vehicle or trailer.

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