Recycling - Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals come in a myriad of commodities and grades. C&R Scrap’s experienced consultants are able to identify the intricacies of metal recycling to better address your needs.  We offer customized solutions for scrap removal and collection to improve efficiency while increasing the value of your scrap. 

Ferrous Metal Recycling in ChicagoFERROUS METALS 

We purchase ferrous scrap in several forms, including bar, borings, clips, coil, plate, punchings, sheet, solids, stampings, tubing and turnings. Ferrous alloys and material grades are welcome. For questions regarding ferrous materials, please call 773-585-3030. 

  • #1 Bundles  
  • #1 Heavy Melting Steel (#1 HMS) 
  • #2 Bundles 
  • #2 Heavy Melting Steel (#2 HMS)
  • Auto Cast 
  • Busheling 
  • Cast Iron 
  • Cast Iron Borings 
  • Clips 
  • Coils 
  • Cupola Cast 
  • Dies  
  • Flashings 
  • Forgings  
  • Foundry Steel  
  • Mill Scale  
  • Mixed HMS (#1 AND #2) 
  • Ferrous Metal Recycling in ChicagoOTM (Other Track Material) 
  • Plate and Structural (P&S) 
  • Reroll Rail 
  • Scrap Rail (Random Length) 
  • Scrap Rail Crops 
  • Shavings 
  • Sheet Iron 
  • Springs 
  • Steel Car Wheels 
  • Steel Turnings 
  • Unstripped Motor Block 
  • Wire  


Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling in ChicagoWe purchase non-ferrous scrap in several forms, including bar, borings, clips, coil, plate, punchings, rod, sheet, solids, stampings, tubing and turnings. Non-ferrous alloys, material grades and plated material are welcome. For questions regarding non-ferrous materials, please call 773-585-3030. 


  • Alloys  
  • Breakage 
  • Cans 
  • Cast 
  • Extruded 
  • Insulated Wire 
  • Litho 
  • Mixed  
  • Painted  
  • Segregated  


  • Batteries 
  • Covered Cable 
  • Range 
  • Wheel Weights 

Misc. Non-Ferrous:

  • E-Scrap/Electronics 
  • Precious Metals 
  • Solder  
  • Tin  
  • Zinc 

Red Metal:

  • Alloys (CDA Numbers) 
  • Brass 
  • Bronze 
  • 38868511Copper 
  • Insulated Copper 
  • Refinery  

Stainless & Nickel Alloys:

  • Chrome 
  • Moly 
  • Monel  
  • Nickel 
  • Stainless Steal  
  • Titanium 

Tungsten Carbide 

E-Waste Recycling in Chicago

Recycling - Non-Metal Materials


C&R Scrap invested in specialized recycling equipment to properly handle the following e-waste:

  • Monitors
  • Circuit Boards
  • Computers
  • Hard Drives*
  • Phone Systems
  • Printer and Copier Cartridges
  • Refrigerators 

*Data is erased and destroyed according to government regulations. Destruction documents are provided for all e-waste and scrap metal. 


C&R Scrap provides recycling programs for office waste and e-waste. 

  • Boxboard Cuttings 
  • Coated Book Stock (CBS)
  • Corrugated Containers (OCC) 
  • Fiber Cores 
  • Magazines (OMG) 
  • Mixed Paper Grades
  • Office Paper – Sorted 
  • Office Paper – Unsorted
  • Other Misc. Grades 
  • Specialty Grades 

*Documents are shredded and destroyed according to standards.


C&R Scrap implements advanced processes to separate plastics from other scrap products, such as refrigerators and washing machines, producing clean-mixed plastics, free of impurities. These plastics are further refined to produce polymer groupings with compatible properties including:

  • Residential Waste Recycling in ChicagoMixture of Polyolefins: PP and PE
  • Single Stream Bottle Materials (USA Only)
  • Styrene Material into Single Polymer


  • Standard Pallets
  • Crates
  • Shipping Skids

Residential Drop-Off

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Cans
  • Electronics 
  • Household Waste
  • Pots, Pans and Silverware

*Additional charges may apply for certain recyclable items