Established in 1993

Metal Recycling Systems is a conveniently located, Mid-West, Ferrous and Non Ferrous metal processor. We Purchase shredded non-ferrous metals, industrial scrap and obsolete scrap items. We also supply truckload quantities of high-quality, furnace ready metals to consumers worldwide.

American Economy

2009 2010
Industry Size $54 Billion $77 Billion
Employment 105,000 107,500
Iron and Steel 70,000,000 74,800,000
Aluminum 4,700,000 4,600,000
Copper 1,700,000 1,900,000
Lead 1,300,000 1,200,000
Zinc 150,000 160,000

Environment

Scrap recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions by requiring significantly less energy to manufacture products from recyclables than virgin materials and by avoiding land-filling.

Energy saved using recycled materials is up to:

92 % for aluminum 90 % for copper 87 % for plastic
68 % for paper 56 % for steel 34 % for glass

Scrap recycling conserves natural resources:

Recycling one tone of:

  • Paper saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill.
  • Steel conserves 2500 lbs. of iron ore, 1400 lbs. of coal and 120 lbs. of limestone.
  • Aluminum conserves more than 5 metric tons of bauxite ore and 14 megawatt hours of electricity.