Help save the environment

Recycling scrap metal you may have around your home is a great way to make money, while helping to preserve and protect the environment. It helps by keeping our air and water cleaner by removing potentially hazardous materials and keeping them out of our landfills. Stop by our conveniently located recycling center.

Identifying Steel vs Aluminum


  • Is 3x heavier than aluminum
  • It is strong
  • Sticks to a magnet (test it with a magnet from your fridge!)
  • Will rust


  • Doesn’t rust
  • Does NOT draw a magnet
  • Does NOT throw sparks when ground with an angle grinder
  • Is quite light

What we buy:

  • Aluminum-(including Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Pots and Pans Foil, Trays, Rims, Screens/Window Frames/Screen Doors, and Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts)
  • Appliances-(Stoves, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, and Air Conditioners)
  • Batteries-(Auto/Boat)
  • Brass-(Faucets/Lamps/Decorative Items)
  • Copper-(Pipe, Wire, and Cooking Pots)
  • Fencing
  • Flatware
  • Insulated Wire-(Christmas Lights and Extension Cords)
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Patio Furniture-(Aluminum or Cast Iron)
  • Stainless Steel-(Kitchen Sinks)
  • Steel-(Bicycles)
  • Tools-(Drills, Saws, Nails, and Screws)
Copper - Metal Scrap in Des Plaines, IL
Alloy - Metal Scrap in Des Plaines, IL
Steel - Metal Scrap in Des Plaines, IL

We do not accept everything

Some of the items we do not accept include: Magnesium, Coax, Wood, Vehicles, TV’s, computer monitors, household batteries, glass, paper, and plastic. To inquire how to dispose of these items properly, please call the village you reside in.

Make money on your scrap

Call us to get paid maximum prices for your scrap metal.