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The Acme Story


Acme Refining was started 40 years ago as a company with one truck and two employees and has grown into the largest privately owned recycling company in the Midwest serving businesses in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa. With a network of seven locations, 200 trucks and over 400 employees, Acme has the opportunity to give companies like yours a better, cleaner and the financially beneficial return on recyclable products.

With corporate headquarters based in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, Acme has grown into five complimentary business units, Acme Refining Scrap Iron & Metal, Acme Cut to Length Scrap Processing, Acme Certified Business Recycling, Acme Electronics Recycling and Acme Document Destruction.

The business units, which all began as value added services for Acme Refining scrap metal clientele, have grown into viable recycling solutions for the manufacturing, healthcare, legal, and financial industries to name a few. Acme can help your business with all recycling needs including scrap metal services, electronic and medical equipment removal, resale, dismantlement and recycling, asset management, document shredding, cardboard, paper, wood, plastics.and cell phone recycling.

Our focus on your needs means we will provide service the way you want it, including:

  • 24/7 availability
  • Next day pick-ups
  • Competitive offerings for your scrap
  • Flexible payment terms
  • Custom equipment and containers
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certification
  • ISO 14000 Certification

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