Schnitzer Steel's Metals Recycling Business (MRB) collects, processes, recycles, trades and brokers metal, both ferrous (such as iron and steel) and nonferrous (such as aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, tin, titanium and others).
Our operations receive scrap metals from a wide range of suppliers and industries. A large amount of material comes from industrial accounts – businesses that generate large quantities of residual metals from manufacturing processes. In addition, large quantities of recyclable metal comes from auto part recyclers and smaller, owner-operated businesses, while others are generated by large, one-time opportunities such as the demolition of steel-constructed buildings or other structures like bridges. We also purchase crushed auto bodies from our Auto Parts Business facilities, where geographically feasible.
We process raw scrap metal by sorting, shearing, shredding, torching and baling. The resulting processed metal is used by steel mills (including the one operated by our Steel Manufacturing Business) and foundries domestically and around the world to produce finished steel and other metal products. Through recycling, millions of tons of material find new uses each year.
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Learn more about the Metals Recycling Business including our detailed profile, history, differentiators, recycling process and policies.
- Products & Services
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- Joint Ventures
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- Job Search
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- Surplus Equipment
Our facilities have a wide array of equipment and parts for sale. See what’s available today!