Bedford Recycling strives to be a valuable asset to our customers, our community, and our planet. As a buyer and seller of scrap metals, we serve a wide variety of customers.
We began as a traditional metals salvage operation, which we remain to this day. We buy old appliances, cars, aluminum cans, farm equipment, copper and insulated copper wire, and all sorts of other metal items. We also provide on-site containers for industry where scrap metal is routinely generated, and for demolition sites and other scrap metal generating activities.Since the mid 1990’s, we have also become experts in the field of demilitarization. Over the years we have had extensive experience in demilitarization and marketing of all kinds of military scrap.
In the last twenty years BRI has successfully processed (demilitarized) over 200,000 tons of military materials without incident.At its home location adjacent to NAVSURFWARCENDIV-CRANE (Crane military base), in Bedford, Indiana, the company operates machinery and equipment ranging from a heavy torching operation and large mobile shears on excavators, to a 1200-hp heavy metal shredder, which is capable of handling twenty tons of scrap material per hour. BRI also possesses the required mobile equipment and personnel necessary to service remote field sites.
A major concentration of BRI has been the demilitarization of sensitive military equipment and ordnance. Under surveillance of military personnel, BRI has demilitarized and recycled various aircraft, including the F-4B Phantom, the AV-8B Harrier, the B-2 Spirit (stealth bomber), various helicopters, and other miscellaneous aircraft and parts. BRI has also demilitarized over 1600 combat tanks, including various levels of the M48 and M60A3 Series tanks.In addition, BRI has extensive experience and specialized machinery & tooling, for processing 3X projectiles into scrap. We have processed well over 400,000 projectiles ranging in size from 76mm up to 2700 lb16-inch/50-cal naval projectiles. All without incident.BRI has also processed MPPEH material and range scrap. Certificates of final destruction are supplied as requiredBedford Recycling Inc. (BRI) is GSA approved, is ISO 9001:2000 registered, and is a locally owned business founded in 1985 located in Bedford, Indiana, which is a Small Business Administration certified HUB Zone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone).Twenty years of experience in demilitarizing military munitions and combat vehicle equipment has allowed BRI to gain the expertise necessary to successfully complete almost any project on or off site.
Bedford Recycling takes pride in providing exceptional service for our industrial customers. Whether you are in manufacturing, construction, or demolition, we understand that running your business takes a lot of effort and attention, so you don’t need to be worrying about how you get rid of your scrap metal. That’s where we come in. We will work with you to make sure that getting rid of your scrap becomes our issue and not yours. We have our own trucking company and dozens of roll off boxes which allows us to keep you well serviced and also respond to most special requests. Call us at 812-275-6883 to find out more.
Do you have your own scrap metal collection operation, but do little processing of the materials? We may be able to help. For large enough volumes of sorted materials (especially sheet iron and autos), we may be able to provide special pricing that will maximize the amount of money you get for your materials.
Some of the ways Bedford Recycling benefits the local community:
Allows local residents to get paid for items that are of no further use to them without having to haul it a long distance
Provides jobs for more than 50 people, and offers health insurance benefits for them and their families and 401k plans
Source of tax revenue for the community
Ships products and provides services to companies who are OUTSIDE our community, which brings NEW money IN to our community in the form of Wages paid,Taxes,Patronage of other local businesses