Elgin Recycling


(847) 741-5158

46 E End Dr
Gilberts, IL 60136


Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm (show)

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

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Buyers & Processors of All Scrap Metal.

MON 8:00am - 5:00pm TUE 8:00am - 5:00pm WED 8:00am - 5:00pm THURS 8:00am - 5:00pm FRI 8:00am - 5:00pm SAT 8:00am - 1:00pm SUN ----
Description: Elgin Recycling has been serving the scrap metal industry in the Chicagoland area for 30 years. As a full service scrap metal recycling company we accept ferrous, non-ferrous and exotic metals as well as, paper, cardboard, plastic and electronics. We are happy to take care of your needs whether you have 10 lbs of aluminum cans or 40,000 lbs of copper wire. We are a full service processing facility known for our quality service, integrity and dedication. We are sure you will have a trusting and comfortable experience at all of our Chicagoland locations.

We have grown from our original recycling center, to four full service scrap metal facilities in Elgin, Palatine, Crystal Lake and Gilberts.

We service all companies, large and small, including industrial, commercial, contractors, job sites and residential accounts. We accept walk-in business at all of our locations.

Our goal is to provide our customers with supreme prices and fast, dependable service.

Some of the materials we accept:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Siding
  • Copper tubing
  • Aluminum extrusions
  • Phone and house wires
  • Batteries
  • Stainless steel and more

    We provide all our customers with on - site services, as well as job-site pickup. We weigh and pay on-site for your convenience, so you can receive payment immediately. We also provide roll off services for 20, 30 or 40 yards available.

    We provide each of our patrons with exceptional customer service and unique attention in order to lead to a valuable, long-term customer relationship.

    For more information about Elgin Recycling, give us a call or visit our website!
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    Great experience

    by John carpenter , 05/31/2010

    These guy's are fast, reliable and friendly. On top of that they paid more than anyone else. The new facility in Gilberts is great.

    Recycling Experience

    by First Time Recycler , 09/17/2009

    I recently brought my recycling to this facility and found the employees to be very helpful and friendly. This was a very pleasant experience.


    by quin , 09/25/2011

    How much u pay for copper


    by kyle pawelczyk , 04/11/2009

    how much are you paying for alumminum.

    Beware of Elgin Recycling/ Dishonest tactics

    by BEWARE , 06/01/2012

    Tell will tell you one thing when requesting a scrap pick up then once they have done it they change the rules and give you nothing. I don't know how these people can sleep at night.Get everything in writing if dealin with this company!!!

    They are theives

    by Larry , 06/25/2013

    They were good when they first opened, but greed has taken over. I took in 79# of cans & only got paid for 61. The guy told me that bathroom scales are inaccuate. I had weighed them on a shipping scale, & it'sclose enoung for UPS, Fedex, USPS, etc. I'm done with recycling, I guess they are all crooks.

    They do not pay for less than 6,000 pounds on a metal pick up.

    by Elgin Recycling , 07/11/2012

    Go elsewhere if you need a scrap pick up. They only pay on more than 6,000 of cast iron for a pick up. The unfortunate thing is that they don't bother to tell you that when you arrange the pick up. They tell you the going rate then you find out after the fact. Mike should have explained those important detail when I called. He offered me 50.00 only because I complained. Stay away from this company.

    Response from Business - 2012-07-17 09:53:29
    We apologize for any miscommunication and assure you our sales staff is trained to be very diligent when setting up pick-up services. If you are unsure your material will meet our requirements for the free pick-up service we will send a sales person to do a free assessment before we setup your pick-up. Due to fuel costs and labor we do have minimum weight requirements, which is 6,000 lbs. for ferrous metal and 600 lbs. for non-ferrous. Elgin Recycling is proud to serve the Chicagoland area and strives to exceed all of our customer expectations. We appreciate your comments and will use them to improve our customer service. If there are further concerns please feel free to contact us at our main number 847-741-4100 or through our website at www.elginrecycling.com.

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