What We Recycle

Work with the fastest-growing scrap recycler in Chicago

A leader in ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling, BL Duke, is a mill direct supplier capable of marketing materials to premium regions via barge, rail, and truck.


  • 69 acres of Ferrous Processing
  • 250,000 sq. ft. Non-Ferrous Warehouse
  • Three Ferrous Balers – Largest in Midwest
  • Two Non-Ferrous Balers
  • Stationary and Mobile Shears
  • Aluminum Pucking Operation
  • Copper Wire Processing
  • 30,000 Ferrous tons per month
  • 2,500,000+ lbs. Non-Ferrous per month
  • Barge, Class 1 Rail and Truck Transport
  • Company owned Barges and Rail Car

We’ll focus on your scrap metal so you can focus on your business. We create customized scrap metal recycling programs in Chicago with unsurpassed service and competitive pricing. We’ll manage your program to maximize the value of your recyclables and evolve with your needs every step of the way—all while delivering real-time access to scrap receivables through our customer portal and cutting-edge industry insights.

Scrap Metal Recycling in Chicago

From paying top scrap metal prices to scheduling scrap metal pick-up, BL Duke is Chicago’s leading full service scrap metal recycling company.  We offer four convenient recycling centers that service the entire Chicago area. We recycle ferrous and nonferrous materials at are facilities including ferrous scrap metal, foundry grades, copper, brass/red metals, aluminum, stainless steel, specialty metals, e-scrap, plus we also recycle cardboard, paper, plastic, and wood. As a pioneer in scrap metal recycling, our cutting-edge technology gives you access to scrap receivables from the point of pickup to when payment is cut.  We can customize metal recycling programs to your specific needs.  B.L. Duke is your one-stop, full service scrap metal recycling operation in Chicago. While revolutionizing the scrap metal recycling industry has been our mission, our commitment to protecting the environment and Earth’s natural resources is equally important to us.  Recycling scrap metal is a critical step in reducing the need for mining, while still providing metal manufacturers with quality products.  Our innovation in equipment and technology has enabled us to bring game-changing efficiencies to the industry earning us recognition as one of Chicago’s fastest growing scrap metal recycling services. Let us review your scrap metal recycling program and we’ll show you how we’re revolutionizing metal recycling in Chicago.

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.

We recycle ferrous and

non-ferrous metals

We provide a complete range of scrap metal recycling services in Chicago for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, designed to meet the needs of everyone from the individual recycler to the largest manufacturers.

Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous Metals

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