Scrap Metal Recycling


As a full-service metal recycler, IME recycles and sells ferrous, non-ferrous, alloy, and precious metals directly to mills throughout the U.S. in order to secure the best possible price for our customers.

Industrial Metal Enterprise (IME) was founded over 30 years ago as a Chicago scrap metal recycling center serving the local Chicago community. Headquartered just six miles from downtown Chicago, our family-owned and operated company has expanded and diversified over the decades into a full-service scrap metal recycling company serving customers throughout the Chicagoland area.

IME buys and processes scrap metal from industrial and manufacturing companies, recycling centers, and independent scrap dealers. Our experienced recycling team is proud to recycle scrap metal throughout the Chicagoland area in order to better our environment and our customer’s bottom line.

Loading & Container Services

We can help with loading and transporting your recyclable materials. IME maintains a large range of loading equipment and containers so that our customers can effectively recycle their scrap metal.

Pick-Up Services

Through its transportation fleet, IME provides reliable one-time or routine pick-up services for commercial customers, including industrial and manufacturing companies, demolition contractors, recycling centers, and independent scrap dealers.

What We Recycle

At IME, we buy and process ferrous, non-ferrous, alloy, and precious scrap metal from industrial and manufacturing companies, recycling centers, and independent scrap dealers. We provide customized scrap handling for your unique business.

Our Scrap Metal Prices

Everyday our team analyzes commodity markets, including the London Metal Exchange (LME) and COMEX, to determine competitive scrap pricing for our customers. Our reputation for serving all customers with superior service stems not just from our pricing, but also from our sales team’s dedication to creating flexible pick-up arrangements, prompt payment terms, and customized scrap handling to meet each customer’s unique recycling needs.

Quick Payment

Our customers enjoy quick and flexible payment terms along with our exceptional customer service. We strive to pay the best scrap metal prices throughout Chicago and Illinois

Industries We Serve

IME is a business-to-business metal recycling company. We have a long history of proudly serving various businesses and industries, both here in Chicago and nationwide. Our decades of experience put us in a unique position to understand our customer’s needs and maximize their returns.

We serve a wide range of businesses including, but not limited to industrial and manufacturing companies, recycling centers, and independent scrap dealers. Some examples include:

  • Auto Part Manufacturers
  • Construction & Demolition Contractors
  • Electricians
  • Die Forgers
  • Foundries
  • HVAC Companies
  • Independent Scrap Dealers
  • Machining Facilities
  • Metal Fabricators
  • Packaging Manufacturers
  • Recycling Centers
  • Service Centers
  • Truck & Trailer Repair Shop

How IME Can Help You?

As a family-owned company, IME takes pride in the work we do. Our mission is to provide superior service to our customers in order to support their individual success.

IME offers a full range of services from loading, to pick-up and processing services, to make metal recycling as easy and efficient as possible. We do our job exceptionally well so you can continue focusing on yours.

Because we have been in the industry for over 30 years, we have long-standing relationships with all the right people to ensure you receive the best value for your scrap metal. Companies and businesses across the country count on IME for all of their metal recycling needs.