Put Your Industrial Scrap to Work

We provide scrap-generating businesses a cost-effective way to market recyclable resources. Our buyers will help optimize your material preparation, maximize container placement and coordinate shipping schedules. 

A Relationship with RMR Assures You...

We specialize in industrial scrap recycling services for businesses and tradesmen. We are known in the industry for our integrity, reliability, timely payments, innovation and quality services that consistently exceed customer’s expectations.

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Reliable Service

Same day and emergency pick-up, and our fleet of trucks is available around the clock

Financial Integrity

The most trusted payment cycle in the industry, get paid easily and quickly (check or ACH)

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Environmental Focus

All materials recycled to meet or exceed environmental standards

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The resources, equipment and experienced people to solve your metal recycling needs

What CAN'T I Sell?

The following items are prohibited from acceptance, except by special arrangement:

Prohibited Materials

Experienced Dispatch Team

If you need containers for scrap collection and transportation we are here to help. From logistics to transportation,
we’ll arrange for reliable and efficient scrap shipment from your facility to one of our recycling plants.

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Demolition, Dismantling, and Cutting Services

Our crews have the experience, equipment, and authorization to safely provide services for industrial plants,
with each crew member having completed current OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
training and certification.

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Demolition Services

We’ll structure a custom plan that meets your plant’s demolition and clean-up requirements, no matter how large or small the job.

Railcar Dismantling

In Louisville and Ashland, we buy and dismantle a variety of railcars. The unusable parts are scrapped and the usable parts are sold. We have the capacity to dismantle over 100 railcars per month.

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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.

Mobile Crushing & Mobile Baling Services


Mobile Crushing

We provide recycling solutions to the auto wrecking industry, and operate car crushing crews throughout the Midwest.
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 Have…
  • All CFC’s (Freon or A/C refrigerant) removed by a certified technician
  • All batteries removed
  • All mercury switches removed
  • Gasoline and free flowing liquid disposal requirements vary by location. Call your nearest RMR facility for more details.

Mobile Baling

We have mobile baling crews across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia 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.

Using the Best Technology

Converting 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.

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Ferrous Process

Our ferrous recycling processes utilize high efficiency shredders, balers, shears and sorting equipment

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Non-Ferrous Process

Our nonferrous recycling processes include baling, wire recovery, shearing, accurately sorting alloys, custom packaging and toll conversion arrangements

Sortation System

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


Bulk Scrap Analyzers

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

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 Non-Ferrous 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.