• River Valley Recycling we specialize in scrap


Important Announcements

South Tec Facility Is Open Mon – Fri 8am to 4:30pm and Closed Sat-Sun

We no longer accept electronics, paper, plastic or glass but we are continuing to buy all grades of steel, copper, aluminum, brass, wire, aluminum cans, and stainless steel.

Iroquois County And Hobbie Facilities Are Now Closed

Our locations between Crescent City and Watseka on US 24 and on Hobbie Ave. in Kankakee are closed.

We strive to offer the best service and pricing for recycling your scrap, but due to lower market prices and decreased inbound volume, we have made a business decision to close these two locations.  Anyone with an existing RVR ID from the Hobbie or Iroquois County locations may use the same ID at our South Tec Drive location in Kankakee.



River Valley Recycling in Kankakee, ILWelcome to River Valley Recycling

Your premier metal recycler of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties

We strive to be the best in our community – offering the best service and prices!  Serving individuals and businesses, we make recycling easy.

Although we specialize in scrap, we are not your typical scrap yard. We seek to offer the best experience for our customers, by providing clean and organized facilities, friendly knowledgeable staff, efficient operations, and of course great prices!

Most importantly, we have a strong reputation in our community for honest business conduct. When you do business with us, we hope you’ll notice how we stand out above the rest.

We hope you’ll stop by and see what makes us the premier metal recycling company of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties!
River Valley Recycling in Watseka, ILWe’re not the only ones excited about recycling

We have 100’s of customers visiting us every day and process over 40 million lbs per year. Thanks to them, we’re keeping a lot of materials out of landfills and making them reusable. Our customers love having a place to bring the scrap that has collected in their fields, yards, garages, or basements where they can get paid the best prices for it.

We offer a recycling center that is efficient and convenient for customers. Bring your scrap metal or other recyclables to our location and we will pay you based on the type and quantity (some materials excluded) for bringing them in. Demolition or clean up projects? We have a trailer to accommodate your needs.

We take ferrous metals ranging from washing machines to heavy industrial equipment. And non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, radiators, aluminum, electric motors, and stainless steel. As well as automobiles, and much more!

Visit our materials page for more details.




On average, the United States processes enough ferrous scrap daily, by weight, to build 25 Eiffel Towers ever day of the year.