Integrity & Service

Metal Recycling Services

At NRI, we believe that both your scrap metal and your time are valuable. Our state-of-the-art recycling facility makes it simple to drop off your metal recycling, while digital scales and on-site metal analyzers ensure that you get a fair and competitive price for your scrap metal.

We accept a wide variety of ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, precious and specialty metals, and miscellaneous commodities for recycling. We are committed to making sure that our recycling process is as environmentally sustainable as possible, which is why we meet or exceed all environmental guidelines on both state at federal levels and are fully compliant with both.

We accept scrap metal from the general public as well as from service providers such as contractors, plumbers, electricians and more. We also work closely with Commercial and Industrial businesses to handle bigger loads of recyclables.

We recycle almost every type of scrap metal, from aluminum cans to zinc! Questions about whether we’ll recycle something? Contact us today and find out!

Ferrous Metal Recycling

At NRI, we recycle most ferrous metals (metals that will stick to a magnet), including:

  • Sheet iron
  • Prepared Iron
  • Unprepared Iron
  • Plate Steel
  • Motor Blocks
  • Cast Iron
  • Turnings
  • And more!

Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling

NRI has the equipment and facilities to recycle most non-ferrous metals (metals that won’t stick to a magnet). Here are just some of those non-ferrous metal types:

Aluminum Recycling

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Auto Rims
  • Radiators
  • Litho Sheets
  • Turnings
  • Wire

Brass Recycling

  • Yellow Brass
  • Red Brass
  • Radiators
  • EDM Wire
  • Turnings
  • Bronze

Copper Recycling

  • #1 Copper
  • #2 Copper
  • Copper wire
  • Sheet Copper

Stainless Steel Recycling

  • 18-8 Stainless
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 400 Series Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel Turnings
  • And more!

Precious and Specialty Metal Recycling

We have the capabilities to recycle both precious metals and other specialty metals with high melting points. These include:
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Tantalum
  • Hastelloy
  • Ni-span
  • Inconel
  • And more!

Miscellaneous Commodity Recycling

  • Car Batteries
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Electric Motors
  • Starters
  • Alternators
  • Titanium
  • Transmissions
  • Carbide
  • And more!

Convenient Recycling Drop-Off

Our clean, accessible recycling facility in Hugo Minnesota makes dropping off your scrap metals quick and easy. We offer drive-up and walk-up services for ferrous metal, nonferrous metal, specialty metal, and aluminum cans and are committed to offering our customers fair market prices. Click here to see our hours of operation or to learn more!

Cans for Cash!

Turn empty cans into cash with NRI! Simply bring your empty cans to our convenient drop-off location during our business hours for drive-through can redemption. We also provide can collectors for fundraiser and in support of your corporate recycling efforts. Make the earth a little cleaner while earning a little extra cash! Contact us to learn more.

Things we do not take:

  • Full Vehicles
  • Full Cylinders (Gas Tanks, Propane Tanks, Pressurized Cylinders, etc.. need to be cut in half)
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • AC Units with Freon and Compressor (Compressor needs to be drilled and drained)
  • Microwaves
  • Televisions
  • Lithium or Alkaline Batteries
  • Liquids (Oil, Gas, Freon, etc..)
  • Non-Metal Recyclables (Cardboard, Plastic, Paper)
  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Steel Tension Cable