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

Info About Us

Full Service Recycling: we pick up all materials, and we have two locations for drop-off.

St. Charles Scrap, 3N780 Powis Rd, West Chicago, IL 60185 (map)

Lake County Scrap Metal, 16534 Route 22, Prairie View, IL  (map)

We also supply containers for industrial accounts for receptacles for your scrap. Contact us to find out more.

We offer recycling program consultation free of charge.  We set up complete recycling systems in your plant, including offering discount pricing on new and used balers for baling up your waste paper or cardboard. 

Our Staff

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

Our Personnel:

ImagePresident and Founder
Barry Segal, founder of Ecology, Inc., an Illinois corporation since 1974.  Barry has been involved with recycling all of his life.

ImageManagment Team
Adrian Ochoa, Kathy Shortall, Juan Villagomez

ImageSt. Charles Team
St. Charles Scrap foreman Juan Villagomez (center) and his crew.

ImageLake County Team
Lake County Scrap Metal plant manager Miguel (left) and his crew.