Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.54/lb Updated 05/27/2024
Steel National Average $204.47/ton Updated 05/27/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.47/lb Updated 05/27/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/27/2024


illinois scrap metalFacts & Information – Illinois, USA

Illinois is 5th most populated state, which can be found in the midwest of the United States. Founded in 1818 as the 21st state of the Union, Illinois is only ranked as the 25th largest state in the country and has a population of over 12.8 million. Often said to be a smaller representation of the US, the northeast city of Chicago is an industrial hub, with small cities and agricultural rural sections to the north and south. With access to the Atlantic Ocean through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the north and the Mississippi River accessible via the Illinois River, Illinois has a vast range of transportation going through the state. The Chicago airport O’Hare International is one of the busiest airports in the world. The capital of Illinois is Springfield; however, the largest city and metro area belongs to Chicago. Illinois is a busy state for scrap metal recycling, and there is no shortage of scrap yards across the region to help you recycle your metals. The iScrap App can help you locate the scrap yards in the area, including metro areas like Chicago, and you can check current scrap prices, too. Premium Yards on the site have the chance to post the scrap metal prices they are currently paying at their scales. Some yards may choose not to list their prices but instead, the materials they accept at their yard. If that is the case, we suggest calling the yard before you visit to be sure you know what the price is. iScrap App users also have the ability to report their own scrap prices they’ve received for their yards.

Illinois Scrap Yards & Salvage Yards

The economy of Illinois is heavily influenced by industrial, manufacturing, and energy. The”Land of Lincoln” state also has a large hand in the agriculture industry, focusing on soybeans, corn, and meat processing. Being a manufacturing leader in the US, Illinois has a large hand in machinery, transportation equipment, and fabricated metal manufacturing. With all of these industries heavily relying on metal for production and manufacturing, scrap metal recycling is an important part of the economy throughout the different cities in the state. You can find many scrap yards on the iScrap App in major cities like Chicago, Springfield, and around the St. Louis, Missouri area. Search by zip code or by the map of Illinois for your closest scrap yards to get in contact with. You can see contact information for the scrap yards in Illinois, along with scrap prices, request containers for job sites, ask about car pickups, and more.


Belson Steel Center Scrap, Inc.

1685 N. State Route 50 Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914


Zimmermans Recycling

301 Industrial Drive Dekalb, Illinois 60115


American Scrap Metal

3837 W. 127th St. Alsip, Illinois 60803


All American Recycling-Joliet

2285 New Lenox Road Joliet, Illinois 60433


Bryant Industries- Tuscola

531 E. US Highway 36 Tuscola, Illinois 61953


Got Scrap? We Pay More!

223 E 12th St Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411


AH Recycling

3939 S Karlov Ave Chicago, Illinois 60632

Cicero Iron Metal & Paper

5901 W Ogden Ave Cicero, Illinois 60804

Midwest Industrial Metals Corporation

615 Northwest Ave Northlake, Illinois 60164

Mighty River Recycling

116 State Street Madison, Illinois 62060

Metro East Recycling


Midland Davis

3301 4th Ave Moline, Illinois 61265

GreenTrac Recycling

300 West Morgan Street Bunker Hill, Illinois 62014

B L Duke

2235 W. 74th St Chicago, Illinois 60636

J&C E-Recycling

621 Atlanta Drive Belleville, Illinois 62220

West Melrose Metal Recyclers

4699 West Lake Street Melrose Park, Illinois 60160

Mosleys Auto Recycling

14036 State Higway 37 Cairo, Illinois 62914

U Scrap Metal

8814 Summer Rd Columbia, Illinois 62236

Yards in Illinois

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