River Metals Recycling Specializes in Industrial Scrap Recycling

We provide scrap-generating businesses a cost-effective way to market their recyclable resources. Our buyers will help you optimize your material preparation, maximize container placement and coordinate shipping schedules. Let your scrap metal materials go to work for you.

Have material ready for pick-up?   Get prompt and personalized container service from our logistics team.

If you have recyclable material to sell, a relationship with RMR assures you:

  • Reliable Service: same day and emergency pick-up, our fleet of trucks is available around the clock
  • Financial Integrity: the most trusted payment cycle in the industry, on time and in full
  • Environmental Focus: all materials recycled to meet or exceed environmental standards
  • Flexibility: the resources, equipment and experienced people to solve your metal recycling needs
The Best Technology To Harness The Ultimate Renewable Resource
Every year, our nation generates over 70 million tons of scrap material that – if not recycled- could end up in landfills. Converting this scrap metal into a valuable replacement for virgin raw materials while still protecting the environment takes more than hard work. It takes the most innovative technology available. Which is exactly what you’ll find at all of our recycling facilities. Our ferrous recycling uses high efficiency shredders, balers, shears and sorting equipment Our nonferrous recycling processes include baling, wire recovery, shearing, accurately sorting alloys, custom packaging and toll conversion arrangements. Our sophisticated sortation system uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that virtually every ounce of metal is extracted during the recycling process…not sent to landfills Our patented on-line bulk scrap analyzers accurately determine the chemistry of scrap grades, reducing the variability in scrap charges. These analyzers allow us to certify the content of key elements critical to our customers. We operate these analyzers at Louisville and Newport, and the technology provides for the production and sale of a lower residual shredded product. Time and again, we’ve been recognized in the industry for providing better quality, value-added products.
Transportation and Containers
When you need containers for scrap collection and pickup and an experienced team of dispatchers, River Metals Recycling is here to serve you. Logistics to transportation, we’ll arrange for reliable and efficient scrap shipment from your scrap yard or manufacturing facility to one of our nine recycling plants. Dedicated, fast, reliable, personalized and comprehensive Whether you need a roll-off container for your manufacturing facility, construction site, cleanup project, or at your recycling facility, we’ll deliver it on-site and on time. Containers are available in a variety of sizes:

  • Specialty containers in various sizes for specific requirements (i.e. lockable tops)
  • Roll-off containers from 10 to 90 yard sizes
  • Steel sided and specialty trailers

Container service and roll-off features:

  • Loaded at ground level, so no need for heavy equipment
  • Convenient placement close to source
  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • On time delivery to meet your schedule

We are proud of our customer service record, which translates to:

  • 24-hour access to live, knowledgeable dispatchers who take your call and arrange to transport your scrap
  • GPS enabled dispatch service that allows for real-time truck and container tracking
  • Automated email notifications upon container pick up
  • Access to MyScrapInfo.com for critical account information like past trips and weights
  • Professionally licensed drivers on every job

Accurate, fast, efficient Call 1-800-264-1842 or email RMRDispatch@DJJ.com for your custom container service requests.

Car Crushing
River Metals Recycling provides recycling solutions to the Midwestern U.S. auto wrecking industry, and operates car crushing crews throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio. These crews use environmentally sound work practices to ensure that everyone is in compliance with the latest environmental standards. And we continually monitor market conditions to pay you fair, competitive scrap metal prices. All cars must meet the following criteria:

  • All CFC’s (Freon or A/C refrigerant) removed by a certified technician
  • All batteries removed
  • All mercury switches removed
Please note: Gasoline and free flowing liquid disposal requirements vary by location. Call your nearest River Metals Recycling facility for more details.
Mobile Baling
River Metals Recycling has mobile baling crews across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio to assist the public and private sector with ecologically sound and economically productive metal recycling. Our mobile crews employ the latest in mobile baling equipment to ensure that the job is done quickly, and with minimal interruption.
As always, we are environmentally sensitive and employ safe work practices to ensure complete compliance with the latest environmental and operational standards.
Diligence In Demolition and Railcar Dismantling
River Metals Recycling’s crews have the experience, equipment, and authorization to safely provide demolition services for industrial plants, with each crew member having completed current OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training and certification. We’re always at the ready to structure a custom plan that meets your plant’s demolition and clean-up requirements, no matter how large or small the job. In Louisville, we offer a comprehensive railcar dismantling service. It’s simple. We buy your railcar. When the car is no longer usable, we proceed with the dismantling.  Eventually the unusable parts are scrapped and the usable parts are sold. We have the capacity to dismantle over 100 railcars per month.   Hoppers, tanks, flats, gondolas, covered hoppers, auto racks, intermodal cars…we dismantle them all.
Certified Scales
We offer computerized scale transactions to provide you with accurate weight readouts and fast transaction payments. Many of our yards’ scales offer scoreboard-size weight readouts for clear viewing. Computerized nonferrous purchasing We use kiosk touch screens in our warehouse that are tied to the scales. These kiosks generate a bar coded ticket that you take to the cashier for prompt payment of your nonferrous materials. It’s a streamlined system that eliminates manual paperwork, and speeds up the purchasing and payment process for each supplier.
Barge Cutting
Using a combination of cranes, torches, and shears, River Metals Recycling cuts up barges at its Louisville and Metropolis recycling facilities, right on the banks of the Ohio River.