Items that we recycle:

  • copper
  • copper wire and cable
  • aluminum
  • aluminum cans
  • aluminum siding
  • iron and steel
  • lead
  • zinc
  • mercury
  • brass
  • carbide
  • solder
  • nickel
  • computers
  • stainless steel
  • appliances
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • newspaper
  • plastic


Ecology, Inc is a full service recycling business with two locations, St. Charles Scrap in West Chicago, IL, and Lake County Scrap Metal in Prairie View, IL.. We pick up scrap for recycling from the public and
industry in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs, southern Wisconsin, and northeastern Indiana.

Everyone is welcome to bring scrap to either of our locations, each of which is a full service recycling facility. For material brought to us, our method of payment is cash, unless a check is requested. Our prices are always the highest for current market conditions.

St. Charles Scrap   Lake County Scrap Metal
3N 780 Powis Rd.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Route 22 at Main St.
Prairie View, IL


Hours of Operation:

Drop Off Hours:
St. Charles Scrap
M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Sat. 8:00 - 2:00

Lake County Scrap Metal

M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Sat. 8:00 - 3:00

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