Beginning Saturday October 17, all scrap operations at the South Tec Drive location are being relocated to the Hobbie Avenue location in Kankakee.

In order to provide better service and improved experience for our customers, we are consolidating our South Tec Drive location into the Hobbie Avenue location. We encourage all South Tec customers to come to our Hobbie Avenue facility where you can use your existing RVR ID.We have opened a new entrance at the Hobbie Avenue location, to provide better traffic flow and offer a better experience to our customers without the heavy truck traffic that occurs at the South Tec Drive location.

We are always looking for ways to serve you better.


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 recycling centers that are efficient and convenient for customers. Bring your scrap metal or other recyclables to one of our locations 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, electronics, 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.