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Alter Metal Recycling - Peoria
7000 S. Adams Street, Peoria, Illinois, United States

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7000 S. Adams Street
Peoria, Illinois
United States
ZIP: 61641

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Operating Hours

CLOSED ( Opens on Monday at 8:00 am)
MondayFrom 8:00 am To 3:30 pm
TuesdayFrom 8:00 am To 3:30 pm
WednesdayFrom 8:00 am To 3:30 pm
ThursdayFrom 8:00 am To 3:30 pm
FridayFrom 8:00 am To 3:30 pm
About Yard

           Alter Recycling Co., LLC is located on the north end of Keystone Steel & Wire Mill property in the village of Bartonville, IL. Keystone Steel & Wire Co. has been in business in Bartonville for over 100 years. Bartonville is located just south of Peoria, IL. & adjacent to the I-474 bypass. Presently, there are 6400 people that live in the village. Alter Recycling Co, LLC was incorporated in 1999. At present, we employ 9 union employees and 1 administrative employees. Ninety percent of our steel is shipped to Keystone by way of rail and yuke. We purchase most ferrous items with emphasis on HMS, sheet, clips, busheling, plate and shred. We have a baler & shear on site, as well as several cranes and the yuke.

Environmentally FriendlyA worldwide leader in scrap metal recycling for over 115 years.

Founded in 1898, today Alter - a privately owned, fourth generation company - is one of the largest scrap processors in the country, with trading offices and processing plants across the central United States. Alter Trading provides a direct supply of quality products, sourced both in America and abroad, to consumers in the United States and throughout the world.

Company Profile

Our sound financial base has permitted timely expansion and investment in efficient equipment, which allows us to maintain absolute dependability for our customers. In line with our history of innovation, today Alter utilizes a web-based order tracking system to ensure timely and accurate product delivery. This system gives our suppliers and customers complete visibility to all transactions with us, including the corresponding detail and up to the minute status.Alter has a reputation for innovation in the scrap metal industry. Our processing facilities are state-of-the-art. We're one of the largest recyclers of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the country serving industrial clients and salvage operations of every kind. Alter continues to develop new and expanded services and capabilities to meet the changing needs of its clients and the marketplace.


Community Involvement

For more than 115 years Alter has provided exemplary metals recycling services to the communities we serve. While our scale and capabilities have expanded considerably over that period of time, our fundamental culture and core values have never changed. Our success is built on a culture of caring for our employees and their families.A mid-western company with deep roots in our communities, we pride ourselves in caring for the environments of the cities and towns in which we live and operate. Our goal is to be a trusted resource for our business partners both customers and vendors.We are committed, hardworking, and passionate about recycling metal in a safe environment providing the best quality material and services available.We are a close community of more than 1,200 employees who challenge one another to get better every day. We are equally comfortable reaching out for help or advice, or lending a hand to assure mutual success. We value open communication.We are deliberate in our hiring decisions because getting the "fit" right is essential. At Alter, the people who thrive in our culture are those who seek opportunities to do their best work cooperating with others and who share the same passion for helping others succeed.Your Presence Matters. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace each day, you will be part of a team who are continually working to improve themselves, their communities and the company. You will see the tangible results of your contributions, where every employee matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.

Inspired by nature

Alter Trading has implemented comprehensive measures to address scrap metal theft and radiation detection, including enforcement of strict scrap acceptance policies at all of our facilities. We have invested in significant IT infrastructure and built strong relationships with our local communities and law enforcement in order to prevent metal and report theft.

Good for business

Alter Trading is constantly adapting its services with enthusiasm to meet and exceed the needs of its customer's goals and expectations. We never lose sight of high efficiency and continuous improvements necessary to gain sustainable competitive advantages in today's result-oriented environment.We are one of the scrap industry's oldest and most technically advanced companies. Our state-of-the-art approach to buying, processing and recycling benefits you in two ways. It removes a heavily regulated recycling problem and keeps you in compliance along with providing a maximum return for your recyclables.

Environmentally Friendly

Alter Trading is always making responsible investments in new technology to enhance the recovery of ferrous and nonferrous metals and to recycle other valuable materials while meeting customer quality needs, minimizing environmental impacts and reducing our environmental footprint. As we look to the future, sustainability and environmental compliance will remain central to our business success, providing additional opportunities to maximize value from scrap metal and other recyclables. Alter invests in advanced separation and extraction technologies which capture more nonferrous metals from the materials we process, reducing the waste we send to landfills while enhancing the quality of the products we deliver to our customers.

Alter Metal Recycling facilities actively support the communities they serve.

For example, the Alter facility in Dubuque, Iowa has supported the following organizations: Dubuque County Fair, Dubuque Fire Works, Festival of Lights, Wild Turkey Federation, High School Hockey.The Quincy, Illinois facility has been involved in supporting the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of American and other charitable organizations through aluminum can collections, metal drives, and other fundraising initiatives.Waterloo, Iowa has participated in The Don Duncan Memorial Golf Tournament and supply containers for Cedar Valley clean-ups whenever possible.Grand Island particiapted in Husker Harvest Days in September.

Brokerage & Trading


Alter Metal Recycling is a direct supplier to domestic consumers and consumers in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the Middle East. Alter is proud to have the support of its two representative sales offices in China: one in Shanghai and another in Hong Kong. Alter's registration with AQSIQ ensures direct access to the Chinese markets for your materials.In a global marketplace, Alter can provide your business with innovative logistics and transportation solutions. Whether it's pickup from or delivery to your site, Alter Metal Recycling has a full range of equipment to handle and transport materials including environmentally secure containers, as well as barge, fleet and terminal businesses to meet your shipping needs. All transportation methods are carefully selected and monitored for price, reliability and efficiency.The expertise of our employees, many of whom have been in the scrap metal business for decades, provides you with a level of confidence and professionalism unmatched in the industry. That expertise means flexible services and pricing opportunities for your business.


Alter has over 50 of its own metal recycling operations and relationships with other recyclers worldwide. This allows Alter the ability to provide both ferrous and nonferrous consumers a wide variety of the scrap metal products they need in whatever quantity they need.Alter is pleased to work with all our consumers to meet their needs. We at Alter understand business conditions can change fast and require a partner with flexibility to work through those challenges as they arise. After over 100 successful years in the business Alter has the talented team and knowledge to help work through those challenges.

Services offered at Mobile

  •  Auto Demanufacturing
  • Baling
  • Purchase Ferrous Metals
  • Purchase Cat Convertors
  • Container Services
  • In field metal identification (i.e., Niton)
  • Shearing
  • Complete Waste Management Solutions
Company Services
  • Baling
  • Purchase Cat Convertors
  • Shearing
  • Tin Recycling
  • Aluminum Recycling
  • Copper Recycling
  • Brass Recycling
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