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In 1988, Metro Recycling opened its doors in Blue Island, Illinois with the goal of providing services that would not only impact the environment but offer a valuable service to the community. Now twenty-five years later, Metro Recycling is a leader in the scrap metal recycling industry with three locations in Northwest Indiana and Illinois, and a growing presence throughout the state.

"Celebrating 25 years of service is an important milestone for our company," said Neil Samahon, CEO of Metro Recycling. "It's exciting, and we're proud of the accomplishments we've achieved over the years. However, we're even more proud to have been a community partner and a resource for the communities in which we serve."

Today, Metro Recycling has locations in Blue Island, IL., and in Valparaiso and Griffith, IN. The company has grown in terms of what recyclable materials it can accept. Each recycling center has different features and abilities in terms of processing materials; and, all three offer consumers guidelines and tips to follow in terms of recyclable items.

Metro Recycling has been working to lessen local communities' impact on the world by making scrap metal and similar products, easier and profitable for the consumer. The company's commitment goes beyond the confounds of physical locations, as Metro strives to help the community through educational workshops, competitive pricing, scrap theft prevention, and showcasing proper recycling etiquette.

"We believe that taking care of the environment involves the whole community," said LaRae Dykstra, Marketing Coordinator for Metro Recycling. "As a community, it is important to be educated on proper recycling and scrap theft prevention, that is why we offer classroom talks and recycling guidelines."

After 25 years, Metro Recycling is still striving to be part of the solution for scrap theft and environmental pollution. Metro's strong commitment to consumers' needs and the environment continues to be evident in every aspect of the business. Supporting Opportunity Enterprises, local events, classroom education and more are just the stepping-stones to a sustainable future and Metro Recycling is proud to be a champion for the environment.

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