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Empire Iron & Metal
Albany, NY , Albany, New York, United States

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About Yard

Since 1916, we've been a leader in the recycling industry in New York State. With our 12-acre, 80,000-square-foot complex in Utica, New York, 
Empire is one of the nation's largest recycling centers for metals and paper. We serve major manufacturers, municipalities, individuals, small and large businesses and other organizations. Additional customers include independent businesspeople, tradespeople and smaller recycling companies. From non-ferrous metals to paper, and from iron to steel to confidential document destruction, Empire Recycling has a program to meet your needs.

Empire Recycling processes millions of pounds of material each week including: 

  • non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum, zinc and alloys)
  • ferrous metals (iron, steel and stainless steel)
  • scrap paper
  • confidential document destruction


Founded in 1916, before the importance of recycling was recognized, Empire's creators (Robert, Morton and Louis Kowalsky) believed that simple items such as rags, paper and metals could be re-used. Today, recycling's impact on the environment is making a healthier, more industrious place for us to live, and Empire's services and commitment are a tremendous component in making that happen.

William Kowalsky joined Empire Recycling Corporation in the late 1940s and Charles Weitzman the late 1950s. William eventually became company president, serving until he passed away in 1981. Weitzman then served as president until his retirement in 1990.


Continuing in the family tradition, Steven Kowalsky now serves as president of the growing company with his brother Ed serving as executive vice president. Under the brothers' lead

Empire Recycling offers an array of scrap metal services across New York State to make removal and responsible recycling easy.

Our Fleet

The Empire fleet includes dozens of tractor trailers and roll off trucks that span our eight locations throughout New York State. Whether moving heavy machinery that can't be cut down for scrap or needing an on-site container and pick up for your site, we can handle it all.

Roll Offs

Applicable for many job sites and projects, roll off containers make removal of scrap metal easy. We have hundreds of containers available for use, in four sizes. Our fleet of trucks brings the roll off right to your site and picks it back up when you are done. All material is trucking back to our site for proper sorting, grading and packaging for recycling.

Walking Floor

We have walking floor trailers available for easy loading and unloading of material.

Free Analysis of your Facility/Project

In order to maximize the value of your material, we offer a free analysis of your material. Our trained staff uses a Nitron and an Innovex metal identification unit to scan and identify various metals. We can give you a snapshot of the material you have at hand, and help you determine the most advantageous and profitable removal solution.

Customized Solutions

Scrap and machinery removal can be challenging at times. Our experienced staff has seen it all - and upon our analysis of your facility or special need, we can come up with a customized removal solution for you. Our various machinery and trucks we have at our disposal, along with special machinery or tools from our partners, makes any job possible.

Materials Accepted
Company Services
  • Ferrous And Non-ferrous Metals
  • Paper Recycling
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Yard Locations

Albany, NY
Albany, New York
United States
(518) 465-3387
Wingdale, New York
United States
(315) 788-1400
Waterloo, New York
United States
(315) 539-0541
Syracuse, New York
United States
(315) 476-0800
Shortsville, New York
United States
(585) 289-7400
N Genesee St
Utica, New York
United States
ZIP: 13502
(315) 724-7161

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Operating Hours

CLOSED ( Opens on Tuesday at 7:30 am)
MondayFrom 7:30 am To 4:30 pm
TuesdayFrom 7:30 am To 4:30 pm
WednesdayFrom 7:30 am To 4:30 pm
ThursdayFrom 7:30 am To 4:30 pm
FridayFrom 7:30 am To 4:30 pm
SaturdayFrom 8:30 am To 12:00 pm

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