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Empire Recycling - Utica
N Genesee St, Utica, New York, United States

Memberships : ISRI,NAID®,
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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

Our family has been in the scrap metal business for over 90 years - our family began by recycling rags and metals. We have expanded over the decades to include all types of metal and paper and also shredding of confidential documents. We often use the slogan "we make it all go away". That statement says it all - anything you need recycled, we can take care of. And you can be assured that it is done in the most environmentally safe way possible and that confidential documents are handled with the utmost security. Today, we oversee the operation and growth of eight divisions across New York State. We are constantly updating our processes to recycle a larger volume of high quality materials to provice to mills and foundries throughout the United States and the world. We look forward to working with you and to answer any questions you may have on Empire Recycling.


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.

Scrap material comes to our facility from individuals, scrap dealers, demolition contractors and others. Once on site, it is weighed by scales certified by the Oneida County Department of Weights and Measures and goes forth to be graded, sorted, cut and then either shredded, baled or logged. We prepare a mill-ready product for remelting and processing based on industry standard specifications. Once sent to the mill, materials from our site ends up all over the country and also internationally and eventually becomes new material such as sheet metal, can stock and more. Our important part in the vast process of recycling helps materials get reused and allows us to help the environment and our communities. The integrity of our processes and workforce, backed by our 90+ years of longevity in the industry and our conservative, strategic growth make Empire Recycling a fair and experienced choice for your scrap material needs.

Company Services
  • Our Fleet
  • Roll Offs
  • Walking Floor
  • Free Analysis Of Your Facility/project
  • Customized Solutions
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N Genesee St
Utica, New York
United States
ZIP: 13502
(315) 724-7161

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Operating Hours

CLOSED ( Opens on Thursday at 7:30 am)
MondayFrom 7:30 am To 4:00 pm
TuesdayFrom 7:30 am To 4:00 pm
WednesdayFrom 7:30 am To 4:00 pm
ThursdayFrom 7:30 am To 4:00 pm
FridayFrom 7:30 am To 4:00 pm