Material We Accept & Do Not Accept

FERROUS METALS

Sheet Iron

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Clean sheet, miscellaneous scrap steel

Plate & Structural

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Beams

Auto Cast

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Rotors, brake drums, springs

NON-FERROUS METALS

Copper & Brass

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We accept tubing, insulated & stripped wire, electric motors, ballasts, radiators, transformers and more.

Aluminum

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Bring us your aluminum, whether extruded, siding, cans, rims and more.

Stainless

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We accept all types of stainless steel, including 304, 316, turnings and more.

We also accept: Lead, Batteries, Carbide and more.

Some Items That We Will Not Accept

NOTE: All American Recycling reserves the right to refuse to purchase any material that poses a safety or environmental hazard. All American Recycling WILL NOT buy stolen material under any circumstances. Please also read about the new Illinois Scrap Metal law that requires proof of ownership to be shown for certain types of metal before we will purchase them.

All American Recycling will not take many items that are not recyclable and/or not safe for the environment. See below for a non-exhaustive list of items we do not accept.  Not sure if your item or material is recyclable? Call ahead to your nearest All American Recycling location and our team of experts will help you.

  • Compressed gas cylinders with valve or closed containers of any kind
  • Asbestos-containing material
  • Acetylene or commercial gas cylinders
  • Cathode ray tubes

  • Containers with free-flow liquids (paint, oil, gasoline, etc)
  • Mercury switches or devices
  • Televisions or computer monitors
  • Flammable or combustible material

  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • CFCs or refrigerants
  • Munitions or explosives
  • Radioactive material

  • Vehicles
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Ballasts containing PCB’s
  • Capacitors/Transformers
  • Sealed tanks (Freon, propane, gas, etc.)
  • Oil filters

  • Halogen Bulbs
  • Nickel Cadmium Batteries
  • Oil based furnaces
  • Medical test equipment/ X-ray equipment
  • Any liquids or sludge
  • Any non-metallic items

Call us today for current pricing at (815) 722-0200 or (708) 753-0770