Where You Are Paid For Every Pound!

Purchasing Your Scrap Metal for Recycling

About

Action Metals has been family-owned and incorporated with the State of Illinois since 2013. With almost a decade of teaching experience and a master’s degree in Education, Todd Fingerman was drawn to the world of scrap metal. In 2005, he left teaching and joined the metal recycling business, spending six years learning the business as a copper buyer for his father-in-law. After a few more years in the industry, he found himself at the helm of Action Metals Recycling.

Todd started the business in his 2-car garage. As he outgrew his space, he expanded into neighbors’ garages and multiple storage facilities. Then, in August of 2014, Action Metals moved to a 20,000 square foot home on Frontage Road in Des Plaines. With a great location and years of experience in scrap metal, Action Metals continues to build a loyal following and a stellar reputation. After being at facility for 5 years Action Metals has taken a new direction and no longer has a door trade. We are no longer open to the public for deliveries. We only schedule pick-ups.”

Scrap We Purchase

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Bare Bright Copper

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Copper #1

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Copper #2

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Multiple Types of Brass

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Carbide

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Insulated Copper Wire

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Steel

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Computer Towers and Laptops

Scrap We Purchase

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Bare Bright

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All Types of Brass

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Insulated Copper Wire

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Computer Towers and Laptops

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Copper #1 and #2

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Carbide

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Steel

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Our Philosophy

Above all, we want companies and individuals to feel they have been treated well. We picked the very best practices we’ve seen over the years, and incorporated them into our operation. We pride ourselves on our accurate scales, scheduled pick-ups, helpful service and excellent prices to all our customers. We hold safety in high regard for both our customers and our staff. By being dedicated to what we do, our customers return to us for a smooth, hassle-free experience and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they’ve been treated fairly.

Pickup Minimums

  • Copper

    2000 Ibs. Minimum for pickup

  • Brass

    2000 Ibs. Minimum for pickup

  • Carbide

    Minimum weight  is 400 lbs for Carbide pickup.

  • Stainless Steel

    Give us a call and we can arrange a pick-up your stainless steel. Minimum weight for pickup is 2000 lbs for nonferrous scrap metal.

  • Computers

    Minimum of 30 computers is required and a $5 charge per computer. 

  • Steel

    We will drop off a roll-off for you and we will pick it up within a week once it is filled with 10,000 pounds of steel.

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