HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR BEST RESULTS
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

Amazing news you all!!
Total U.S. steel production in 2019 increased to 88.0 million metric tons from 86.6 million metric tons in 2018, a 1.6% increase. Indiana is the highest producer of steel in the country.
Steel is one of the most common manmade materials in the world. Modern steel is generally identified by various grades defined by assorted steel organizations globally.
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, and sometimes other elements like chromium. Because of its high tensile strength and low cost, it is a major component used in:
Buildings
Infrastructure
Tools
Ships
Trains
Cars
Machines
Appliances
And weapons.
Stainless steel is an alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel. Stainless steel drew its name from the fact it “stains less.” There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the use.
Stainless steel is easily sterilized and resistant to corrosion.