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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.
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.