Reverse Logistics

At Schnitzer Steel, we believe that recycling and reclamation can be more than good deeds and bigger than boxes checked. They can be integral parts of a retailer’s operational infrastructure. We work with your operation to recognize where your reverse logistics opportunities are — capturing value, managing proper disposal, and helping keep your products out of landfills. We don't just recycle materials, we renew, protect, and sustain businesses.

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Schnitzer Renews Business

In servicing multinational retailers, we recognize that price, service, and payment are the bare minimum when working with a recycling partner. We go beyond table-stakes to act as a strategic asset. With tailored services for each account and an advisory mindset, Schnitzer makes recycling a sustainable, operational, and financial asset, continually approaching your operations with improvement initiatives. We go beyond metals, handling all ferrous and nonferrous materials — including various nonmetallic materials you may not realize you can recycle. Via on-site assessments and audits, we find what is and isn’t recyclable among what you are casting off and manage it all for you — adding value by improving your logistics and optimizing your processing. People come to us needing solutions, and we come up with answers.

Schnitzer Protects Business

Schnitzer protects your business by acting as a reliable partner. Guaranteed and certified destruction gives you peace of mind that your materials are destroyed properly and without product leakage. On-time ACH payments keep you worry-free and your business operating smoothly. Our dashboard reporting offers clean, customizable, and accessible metrics to keep you up to date and make sustainability reporting a hassle-free experience. All this and more in an environmentally and compliant manner.

Schnitzer Sustains Business

Schnitzer takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability, ensuring that we’re always doing right by people, the planet, and your company’s profit.


Along with diversity and inclusion, safety is one of Schnitzer’s core values. Our team continues to set historical-low safety performance records using the OSHA recordable injury (TCIR) and Lost Time Injuries (LTIR) definitions. Our commitment to zero injuries is supported by a strong foundation built on robust health and safety systems, training, and auditing.


Schnitzer specializes in landfill diversion tactics, and environmental stewardship is at the core of our business. We partner with your stakeholders and ensure that each piece of material that either leaves your supply chain or re-enters it in a closed-loop program is optimized to its fullest potential. We focus on environmental compliance and ensure that you have complete, customized reporting to track your efforts. Recycling is in our DNA, so it doesn’t have to be in yours.


We leverage global market intelligence and relationships with domestic and international consumers to ensure that your materials end up in the most profitable home possible.

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Material Types

  • Metal
  • Pallets
  • Styrofoam
  • OCC Cardboard
  • Plastic