Elgin Recycling

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We provide full-service trucking for eligible loads.

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We offer competitive prices for all scrap metal, electronics & more.

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What Our Customers Have to Say...

"It is a pleasure to work with Elgin Recycling. In a tough and competitive business that they are in, Elgin Recycling is prompt, court... Don G. Customer since 2007 Chicago ,IL

Residential Recycling

Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal is here to help our residential customers keep the Earth green with our residential recycling services. There are so many materials that we use in our daily lives. But after their usefulness to us is done, such as the empty can of pop or the old computer sitting in the garage, each and every item needs to find another home. Recycling can ensure that they are led to the right place, and aren't simply added to landfills.

We at Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal are committed to giving you the best prices and the best service as well as recycling these items in the most environmentally ethical manner. We have friendly staff that will unload your car, grade your material, weigh your scrap, and pay you cash. If you ever have a question, look for the guys in the red hard hats. These managers are there to make sure that your recycling experience is a positive one.

Some of the items residents frequently bring in besides aluminum cans are listed below:

Household Items

  • Pots and Pans
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Musical Instruments
  • Metal Shelving
  • Eating Utensils
  • Metal Picture Frames
  • Small & Large Appliances
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Washer and Dryers
  • Refrigerator*
  • Furnace
  • Air Conditioners
  • Stoves
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Toasters
  • Toaster Ovens


House Fixtures

  • Aluminum Doors
  • Aluminum Window Frames
  • Aluminum and Vinyl Siding
  • Screens and Screen Doors
  • Metal Sheds
  • Chain Link Fence
  • Steel Decks
  • Downspouts
  • Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Cast Iron Bath Tubs
  • Aluminum Fencing
  • Electric Extension Cords
  • Christmas Lights
  • Electric Wiring
  • Metal Light Fixtures and Lamps
  • Electric Motors
  • Hardware
  • Door Hinges
  • Door Handles
  • Faucets
  • Locks
  • Chains
  • Copper Piping

Yard Items

  • Aluminum Swimming Pool & Deck
  • Pool Equipment
  • Grills
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Lawnmowers
  • Bicycles
  • Snowblowers
  • Aluminum Ladders


Car Parts

  • Auto Wheels 
  • Engines
  • Radiators
  • Condensers
  • Starters
  • Generators
  • Hoods
  • Doors
  • Batteries
  • Jumper Cables
  • Hubs & Rotors



We make sure that you get the most out of your scrap recyclables in the Chicagoland area. Our metal management and brokerage service has forged long-term relationships with various business partners in the scrap metal industry, and is part of numerous recycling associations. This allows us to truly find the best prices for your recyclable loads. Contact one of our scrap metal specialists at 847-741-4100 for all your brokerage needs.

For information on each of our locations go to the Recycling Centers section on our website.

*Elgin Recycling cannot accept any small appliance that contained freon without qualifying proof of recovery verification or a $35 fee for refrigerant recovery will be assesed. 

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