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Time to Sale yuor scrap metal in Illinoi.Scrap pricing is based on volatile commodity markets, and may change from the time you call to the time you deliver your goods. Pricing may be held for larger quantities, 1000+ Lbs, on a case by case basis. Quotes must be in writing, and the material must be received prior to expiration.
Alloy / Grad
 If you call us and ask the price of aluminum, its like saying, “how much does a vehicle cost?”. The make/model/details is what makes each vehicles price different. Scrap is a similar principal. Different alloys and grades have different elements composing that specific material. Most materials are graded and priced separately, leading to a lot of different prices for what may look like the same stuff! We are here for you.
 Examples;
 Some common aluminum alloys are; 1100, 2024, 3003, 3004, 5052, 6061, 6063, 7075. There are a lot!
 Common grades of brass are; Yellow, Red, Semi Red, Rod, Auto Radiators, Shells, 70/30, etc...
Stainless steel may be 201, 304, 316, 410, etc...
Attachments / Purity
Clean doesn’t always mean polished, in our industry it typically means free of non conforming attachments. Less impurities usually means more value. Clean and process your scrap material for the highest prices possible.
Examples;
Brass faucets are not always entirely brass. They can have things like steel screws, plastic inserts, zinc castings, etc… If left as-is, they will be paid as unclean brass, which is a significantly lower price than clean brass.

Stainless steel sinks usually have steel/iron liners and drains. Remove all magnetic and non-metallic attachments for the highest grading.

A lot of industries generate scrap metal today that can be recycled. These industries establish ongoing scrap metal recycling accounts with Atlas Metal & Iron to recycle the scrap, creating a second stream of revenue. Emperor Scrap Metal Brokers have a fleet of drivers who drop off containers and swap them out when the recyclables demands that kind of service.

The auto manufacturing and body shops
Atlas recycles these materials in an environmentally responsible manner and is here to help you to achieve your zero waste initiatives
Construction materials—from new home construction, new office and high rise construction and even remodeling projects
Roofing companies building metal roofs, gutters and drainage systems
Makers of electrical supplies—cable, connectors and transformers
Appliance manufacturers
Canned food producers
Canned beverage producers

 

            We also recycle cooper. Brint it your cooper and we will pay top dollar for it.
Called “poor man’s gold”, copper ranks as one of the most lucrative metals recycled. As a superior conductor of electricity and heat, copper wire is used to wire homes and commercial buildings and for plumbing pipes too. It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with high thermal and electrical conductivity. 
Copper was the first metal to be smelted from sulfide ores in 5000 BC and 1,000 years later in 4000 BC it was the first metal to be cast into a shape in a mold. In the Roman era, copper was mined on Cyprus, the origin of its name in Old English called “coper.” The word “copper” was first used about 1530.
Copper used in roofing (it oxidizes to a patina called verdigris) as well as:
Electrical wiring
Motors
Gutters and downspouts
Plumbing
Cookware 
And cooking utensils.
Copper recycling requires much less energy to recycle it than to fabricate it brand new. This provides savings in more than just time and money.
Copper is non-ferrous. We accept:
Insulated and non-insulated wire
CATV
Radiators
Tubing.