Manufacturers and Service Centers

We’ll work hard to earn your business &
even harder to keep it

With more then 20 years experience, BL Duke is revolutionizing the recycling industry.

Why BL Duke

When you partner with BL Duke, you can count on:

Highest Price

Prompt Payment


Sustainability Commitment

We’ll pay you the highest price for your scrap metal. Our global reach allows us to extend to premium scrap metal markets, offering the most competitive prices. BL Duke is also the only privately owned recycling company in Chicago-land that can transport scrap metal materials by barge, rail, and truck. These efficiencies greatly reduce transportation costs and allow us to pay top dollar for your scrap metal.

Payment methods and terms are tailored to meet each customer’s specific requirements.

Our customer portal provides real-time access to your scrap metal receivables. Gain convenient access to load details, payment information, trip notifications, and pictures of every load. In addition, you’ll have access to updated pricing, historical data, and customized reporting. Experience transparency on a new level.

At BL Duke, we transport over 70% of our recycled material to end consumers via barge, and we’re working to increase that number to 80% by 2030. We eliminate 200 trucks from our roads per month by transferring materials between our Forest View and Joliet, IL locations using our company-owned, dedicated barges.

Unbeatable Service

Our transportation efficiencies mean we can offer the highest price for your scrap metal materials.

Full Fleet

Our fleet consists of over 100 trucks, providing significant capacity and reliable transportation services. We are prepared to handle oversized, overweight, and heavy haul loads.


Our wide range of equipment meets the needs of any job site. Our experts will offer guidance on selecting options to maximize load weights and safely remove scrap metal.

Expanded Logistics

BL Duke is the only privately owned recycling company in Chicago-land with the ability to transport by barge, rail, and truck. Transportation efficiencies allow us to pay more for your scrap metal, and ensure the highest levels of sustainability and safety.

Tailored Solutions

BL Duke’s flexible and customizable scrap management programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each customer.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

“BL Duke’s customer service and sales is always very helpful and quick to get back to me on any questions I have. It is also refreshing to call, and they know who you are and what you are needing! We have used them for years for our scrap needs!”

Office Manager, Metal Fabricator

“Scrap prices are critical to our business. When we shopped around, we found that BL Duke consistently offers the best price.”

CFO, Service Center

“BL Duke has been our recycling company of choice for top notch service, from their Dispatch, Drivers, Customer Service and Sales. They are friendly and always help facilitate larger projects for removal of scrap materials from our facility. They have been our scrap recycler of choice for many years. You can’t go wrong using them as your partner for all your scrap needs.”

Assistant Plant Manager/Purchasing and Production Control Manager, Manufacturer

“As someone who works with many of the larger scrap companies across the United States, BL Duke’s online platform is one of the best in the industry and makes it very easy to track and manage shipments. And both their sales and operational teams have been quick to respond and make accommodations to help support our business.”

Owner, Container Services

“Having a smooth and seamless scrap management program is a valuable asset to any steel service center. For over 10 years BL Duke has been a strategic valued partner to us. Excellent communication and reliable pick up schedules make for a smooth flow of scrap removal for us. As our business has evolved BL Duke has partnered with us to find optimal solutions to our changing needs and changing markets. When you add highly competitive pricing, accurate weight reporting, prompt customer service and timely payments it creates a total package that brings value to our business. We look forward to the long term continuation of our relationship and would recommend them to anyone looking to upgrade their scrap management program.”

General Manager, Service Center

“We like knowing what our scrap price is going to be for the next six months. In a market with so much volatility, we have peace of mind knowing we were able to mitigate some of that risk by getting a fixed price.”

President, Metal Stamping

“BL Duke has been servicing our scrap needs since 2019 and have provided excellent service every day since. They have adapted to our ever-changing business needs promptly and work with our team to assure that are needs are being met. Their drivers are always courteous and respectful. We highly recommend BL Duke!”

President, Machine Shop

“As a new user of the BL Duke website I have found it easy to maneuver, and whenever I have needed assistance BL Duke staff has been extremely helpful and a great resource. This tool helps our organization to keep track of our scrap material and pricing which is a win.”

Purchasing Manager, Metal Fabricator

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Frequently Asked Questions

We go above and beyond to be your partner. From servicing non-metallics to assisting with plant clean-ups and demolition projects to connecting you to potential customers at networking events, we continuously find ways to deliver value to your business.

We take several factors into consideration when determining a price, including scrap market conditions, material type(s), volume(s), frequency, and freight cost.

Industry standard is net-30, however each program is tailored to customer needs.
We will work with your team to ensure a seamless onboarding process. All hands will be on deck.  Our Dispatch and Equipment Managers will visit your facility prior to the transition date to guarantee we provide the appropriate equipment and understand your service needs. A BL Duke team member will be onsite to oversee the full transition, and a follow-up meeting with your sales representative will include an overview of our customer portal, options for scheduling service and the sharing of key contacts. We will support your team every step of the way!

Our 50 plus company-owned trucks are available 24/7 and our average response time is 18 hours.

Certificates of Destruction can be provided upon request.

Ready to grow your bottom line?

Let’s take a fresh look at your program and find efficiencies that make the difference.