About Us

about us

Runick Metal Recycling was founded in 2007. Our purpose is to purchase scrap metal from area residents, local manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses in an effort to recycle unused items. We buy both ferrous (such as iron and steel) and nonferrous (such as aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, tin, and lead) metal. We buy all types of scrap metal for recycling whether you bring it into our yard or we haul it for you. We pride ourselves on our honest and friendly customer service. We try to assist you as quickly as possible and offer the most competitive rates available.

Customers in our yard will be assisted in the unloading process by helpful employees with the use of heavy equipment such as cranes and forklifts to unload trailers. We can haul from your location via dumpsters, tow truck or a specialized clam truck that has a claw like boom to load into a high sided box. If you have a car that won’t start or a collection of farm machinery we have the means to move it. We also offer demolition services if you have a metal structure you would like removed such as a steel shed or silo.

We process raw scrap metal by sorting, shearing, torching and baling. The resulting processed metal is used by steel mills and foundries in the Midwest to produce finished steel and other metal products. Through recycling millions of tons of material find new uses each year.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm, Saturdays 8am to 11:30am

The market on metals fluctuates on a daily basis so our prices are subject to change at any time.
Feel free to call frequently to check our current prices.

Items we take:

  • Vehicles – cars, motorcycles, heavy trucks, semis tractors
  • Semitrailers
  • Tin – bikes, roofing, playground equipment, farm fencing wire, propane tanks that have been

depressurized, fuel and oil barrels that have been emptied, Appliances (microwaves, dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, washers and dryers)

  • Farm Machinery
  • Stainless – pipeline, bulk tanks, milking cans, pots and pans
  • Aluminum - beverage cans, siding, window and door frames, boats, vehicle rims, radiators
  • Brass – faucets, door knobs, keys, gun shell casings
  • #1 Cast – automotive, tractor, machine type cast
  • #2 Cast – water or stove type cast
  • Lead – wheel weights
  • Lead Batteries
  • Vehicle Motors and Transmissions
  • Copper – pipe, tubing, sheet, electrical wire, radiators, heater cores
  • Electric Motors
  • Convertors

Items we take for a charge:

  • Tires
  • Appliances still containing Freon

Items we do not take:

  • Electronics – Televisions, computers
  • Metal containers that are pressurized or contain a hazardous substance such as chemicals, pcbs, flammable liquids, explosives or radiation
  • Road Signs, City Sewer Grates and Manhole Covers – Except from local and state governments.
  • Beer Barrels – They are owned by the brewery unless you have a purchase receipt
  • Railroad Materials – They are the property of the railroad unless you have written proof stating otherwise.


Clean vs. Dirty – These terms refer to the purity of the metal. Clean would mean 100% of a single metal. Dirty would mean the pure metal is contaminated with fasteners, insulation, solder, oil, rubber, etc.

A few examples:

A “dirty” stainless bulk tank would have non-stainless parts that a magnet would stick to like the legs, lid brackets, outer insulating shell.
“Dirty” radiators have plastic or steel attachments
“Dirty” motors have cranks, pistons, etc. still attached.
“Dirty” aluminum siding, windows, or doors have fasteners, staples or glass

Coated vs. Uncoated - Coating refers to wire insulation or solder on copper pipes

Prepared 3ft – Heavy iron that is over 1/8” thick that has been cut into pieces that are under 3 feet measured on a diagonal. Diameter does not mean a top to bottom length. The measurement needs to be taken from the two farthest points on the cut piece. Also, the overall weight of one piece can’t exceed 300 lbs.

Services Offered:
Hauling: Farm machinery, Vehicles, Semi Trailers
Demolition of Metal Structures
Tire Disposal for a fee