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851 Knapp Lane , Pittsfield, Illinois, United States

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About Yard

Since 2001, Alton Materials has become a leader in ferrous and non-ferrous scrap management. We have built  our reputation through strong customer relationships with individuals and dealers, as well as commercial,  industrial and demolition companies all over western Illinois and the St. Louis Metro area. Processing and  recycling all types of scrap metal materials in a safe and efficient manner has allowed us to provide our  customers with a one-stop shop for their recycling needs.

Our mission couldn’t be simpler: Provide the highest level of service in dealing with your scrap materials while  offering the most competitive price. Whether we are creating a scrap management plan that fits your business or  simply recycling your old soda cans, Alton Materials is committed to giving you a no-hassle experience that 
benefits us both.

Serving the northern Missouri cities of Hannibal and Louisiana, and the western Illinois cities of Springfield,  Jacksonville and Quincy, our Pittsfield location is ready to receive or collect your ferrous and non-ferrous scrap  metal materials. For those of you with local industrial and commercial companies, receive more value for your  job-site recyclables and more profit back in your budget with our Scrap Management Program.

Being a caring corporate citizen in the St. Louis region

At Alton Materials, we believe pride and involvement in our surrounding community is just as important as any of the services we provide. That’s why we’re deeply committed to pitching in and partnering with local programs and events all over St. Louis and the Illinois/Missouri Metro area. Here are just a few of the organizations we’ve been proud to support over the years:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Special Olympics
  • RiverBend Growth Association (RBGA)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • YWCA – Women of Distinction
  • River Bend Head Start
  • Oasis Women’s Center
  • Beverly Farms
  • Luestgarten Foundation
  • Bethalto Charities
  • Local food pantries
  • Local law enforcement
  • Many local sports teams

Alton Materials is proud to offer its scrap metal recycling and processing expertise to Class 1 and shortline railroad companies. Thanks to our partnership with rail recycling specialists Recycling Consultants, we can provide highly trained rail crews that are ready to perform a variety of services, including:

Track removal and take-up
Rail yard cleanup
Derailment recovery and cleanup
Rail car dismantling
Rail scrap management and brokering

Scrap metal recycling for St. Louis businesses and contractors

We’re not just a scrap yard; we’re a full-service scrap management team, and our crews have close to 20 years of experience managing scrap metal on job sites. Whether you need gondolas and roll-off boxes or a torch crew and scrap metal pick up, we’ve got you covered. We pay competitive prices for scrap metal, partnering with a variety of businesses to manage their scrap materials and maximize their scrap metal profits.

Construction scrap metal

We work side-by-side with contractors on job sites to keep scrap metal under control. We’re experts in managing job-site scrap metal. Whether you need gondolas and roll-off boxes or full-blown torch crews, we’ve got you covered with our construction recycling services.

Demolition scrap metal

We’re proud to partner with demolition companies and manage scrap metal for demolition jobs. Our pricing is top-tier, and our service is unequaled. Whether you need scrap hauled away or you just need a scrap metal buyer, we’re dedicated business partners. 

Industrial scrap metal

We partner directly with manufacturing companies to remove scrap metal from factory floors and warehouses, and we pay top dollar for your scrap. At Alton Materials, our site supervisors are available 24-7, so we can always take care of your scrap metal needs.

Alton Materials is a full-service ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling company that purchases the following materials from commercial and industrial businesses, as well as the general public.

Materials We Buy

Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling alton pittsfield sparta


Plate & structural (P&S)
Heavy melt steel (HMS)
Rail & OTM
Cast iron (all grades)
Heavy cast machinery
Sheet iron & appliances
Motor blocks
Demolition scrap
Tool steel & carbide

Copper/Brass (all grades)
Aluminum (all grades)
Stainless steel
Insulated Wire – copper, aluminum, lead
Lead (all grades)
Electric motors
High-temperature alloys
Zinc (all grades)
Titanium (all grades)
Nickel (all grades)
Catalytic converters
Materials we don’t buy

While we try to accommodate all of our customers needs, Alton Materials does not accept the following materials for purchase:

Computer or electronics scrap such as TVs, microwaves, monitors, keyboards, etc.
Paper, plastic, cardboard, or glass
Liquids or fluids of any kind
Hazardous waste or chemicals
Radioactive materials
Flammable materials – no ammunition or explosives
Closed containers such as fuels/gas tanks, beer kegs, enclosed drums or tanks with no 2′ x 2′ hole

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Yard Locations

851 Knapp Lane
Pittsfield, Illinois
United States

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Operating Hours

CLOSED ( Opens on Monday at 8:00 am)
MondayFrom 8:00 am To 4:00 pm
TuesdayFrom 8:00 am To 4:00 pm
WednesdayFrom 8:00 am To 4:00 pm
ThursdayFrom 8:00 am To 4:00 pm
FridayFrom 8:00 am To 4:00 pm
SaturdayFrom 8:00 am To 12:00 pm

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