Find out how long it takes your recycled aluminum cans to become new cans. 

  1. carbide
  2. batteries & lead
  3. stainless steel
  4. drums & rotors
  5. transformers
  6. alloys, ballasts
  7. paper/cardboard
  8. sealed units
  9. pc's, cell phones
  10. sheet iron
  11. heavy iron
  12. forklifts


Use the interactive section that shows why copper is one of our planet's most versatile resources.

Misc and Iron


PHONE: 630-377-0008

Servicing: St. Charles, West Chicago, Carol Stream, Wheaton, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Warrenville, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, South Elgin, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Addison, Elk Grove Village, Carpentersville, and all of Chicagoland.


Learn all about paper recycling, the different grades of paper, and the life span of a paper fiber.

Established in 1974

  1. aluminum cans
  2. aluminum siding
  3. aluminum litho
  4. cast aluminum
  5. alum turnings
  6. aluminum solids
  7. alum extrusions
  8. alum car rims
  9. aluminum foil
  10. alum radiators
  11. insulated alum
  12. alum road signs


  1. BB copper
  2. #1 copper
  3. #2 copper
  4. sheet copper
  5. copper cable
  6. housewire
  7. machine wire
  8. christmas lights
  9. electric motors
  10. red/yellow brass
  11. plumbing brass
  12. ​copper radiators

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Earth Day

When was it founded?  Who started it? Watch speeches and videos to find out!

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Copper & Brass

3N780 Powis Rd, West Chicago, IL  60185

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