At Advantage Metals Recycling, we strive to be good neighbors, good stewards of the environment and a great place to do business.

Our employees, customers, communities and environment deserve nothing less than our very best every day.

We take pride in our company commitment to the:

  • Culture of safety. A goal of zero accidents. Ever.
  • Culture of environmental awareness. Because scrap yards help save the Earth.
  • Culture of integrity. We follow strict standards for what materials we will accept.
  • Culture of giving back. Supporting the communities in which we work and live.

Neighborhood Outreach

We strive to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we do business. For example, all our facilities support local community fire departments, providing space and vehicles for firefighters training with “Jaws of Life”.

We work with fire and police departments, and have developed strong community partnerships with programs like:The

  • Partnering with Pettis County Fire Department serving residents in a local Sedalia nursing home
  •  Boy and Girl Scouts of America
  •  Junior Achievement

Safer for the planet and your neighborhood.

We have always worked diligently with law enforcement and state and local legislators to find ways to deter theft of metal items without creating undue hardship on the many good citizens who chose to do the right thing and recycle metals instead of letting the metals be lost forever in landfills. Our purchasing processes always comply with federal, state and local law requirements and our trained staff help explain the requirements as needed, as the requirements often vary based on the type of metal that are being sold.

Working with communities…and the people who protect them.

We are deeply rooted in the communities where we do business and are respected for our integrity. Community residents and leaders know we have strict standards for what materials we’ll accept at our facilities. For example, we have the most comprehensive radiation detection system in the industry and have received awards for our performance in this field. We make it easy for customers to drop off ferrous or nonferrous scrap and get paid quickly and reliably. We also help communities maximize their tax base, while minimizing their local environmental footprint. Serving those who serve and protect..

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  • 2 out of 3 pounds of steel made in the U.S. is manufactured using ferrous scrap
  • The United States annually recycles enough ferrous scrap (by weight) to build more than 600 Golden Gate Bridges
  • Recycling 1 ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds or iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone
  • The United States annually recycles enough copper to provide the copper content for 25,000 Statues of Liberty
  • If all aluminum scrap processed in the United States were used solely to produce standard soda cans, the lined-up cans would stretch 25 million miles – the distance from Earth to Venus
  • In 2012, the United States aluminum can recycling rate hit a 20-year high
  • Approximately 67% of the aluminum used in North America is from domestically recycled content
  • Of an estimated total 700 million tons of aluminum produced in the world since commercial manufacturing began in the 1880s, about 75% is still in productive use as secondary raw material
  • Scrap recycling reduces greenhouse gas emission by requiring significantly less energy to manufacture products from recyclables than directly from iron ore and by avoiding landfilling
  • Energy saved using recycled materials versus virgin materials is up to:
    • 92% for aluminum
    • 90% for copper
    • 56% for iron and steel

Environmental Commitment

Sure, there are tons of environmental benefits to recycling scrap metal. Over 70 million tons to be exact – the amount of scrap recycled in the USA every year. But we think the true measure of our own environmental commitment is how we go about recycling this precious metal in the first place. How we’re continually improving our electrical and mechanical efficiencies and developing better separation processes to extract every ounce of metal in the recycling process. And how we are reducing the volume of materials sent to landfills. Our goal is zero waste.

We are deeply rooted in the communities where we do business and are respected for our sustainability and our environmentally sound practices. All AMR recycling facilities are environmentally safe operations, fully complying with all EPA regulations. This assures all of our customers that their scrap will be handled in an environmentally safe manner.

The Nucor-Environmental Award

Our commitment to the environment helped Advantage Metals Recycling to earn the Nucor Environmental Award. This prestigious accolade is presented annually to Nucor affiliates who have achieved environmental excellence.

A Commitment to Safety

With our overriding goal of zero accidents, we have comprehensive safety procedures in place at all our facilities. This includes ongoing training to ensure the safety of all employees, customers, suppliers and visitors.
Advantage Metals Recycling works to create an environment to help eliminate industrial and environmental hazards for our employees and our customers. Our safety program is successful thanks to company-wide staff commitment and to its strong, continuing safety culture.
By taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach, we reduce accidents, and strive to prevent them all together. In fact, most of our facilities have gone multiple years with no injuries.

AMR Recognized for Safety Achievments

The Safety Council of the Ozarks, a regional branch of the National Safety Council, recognized Advantage Metals Recycling’s unwavering focus on safety in the workplace with the prestigious 2014 Corporate Safety Award. The nine award winning recycling facilities are located in Emporia, Kansas City (2nd Street) and Topeka, Kansas and Columbia, Holts Summit, Linn Creek and Kansas City (Manchester Trafficway), Missouri.

Taking Pride in Our Communities

At Advantage Metals Recycling, we’ve built a reputation for integrity, reliability and honesty with our suppliers. And, as a good corporate citizen, we take seriously our responsibilities to preserve and protect the environment, provide a safe workplace and give back to the communities in which we do business.

We are a role model in the scrap industry, recognized as a leader in safety and environmental stewardship. As such, we provide community awareness and student education, utilize state of the art technologies, provide a safe environment for employees and customers, and strive to be as “green” as possible.