Recyclable Material Wholesalers

Recyclable Material Wholesalers


The 7,200 recyclable material wholesalers in the US distribute metal scrap, glass scrap, paper scrap, plastic scrap, and other recyclable materials for reuse in manufacturing, construction, and other applications. The industry includes auto wreckers who dismantle motor vehicles to resell scrap materials, rather than selling used auto parts.

Volatile Scrap Prices

Prices for recycled materials can vary widely from year to year, affecting revenues and inventory valuations for wholesalers.

Scrap Metal Prices Reverse Course

After falling in recent years, prices for scrap materials are on the rise.