Scrap management as a railroad scrap metal broker
Recycling Consultants is a railroad scrap metal broker committed to managing scrap materials in a way that will maximize your company’s profits. With nearly 25 years of expertise, along with highly-skilled rail crews that get the job done safely, effectively and efficiently from start to finish, we’ve been able to develop and grow into a company that is like no other in the scrap industry.
We believe in doing whatever is necessary to providing a scrap management plan that works to fulfill all of your needs. No fast talk. No fancy math. Just hard work, straight-shooting and the dedication necessary to provide the highest level of service for your company. That’s how we approach every job we do. That’s how we work as a railroad scrap metal broker.
Keeping our community on the right track
At Recycling Consultants, we believe pride and involvement in our surrounding community is just as important as any of the services we provide. We’re deeply committed to helping and taking part in local programs and events all over the Illinois/Missouri Metro area. Here are just a few of the organizations we’ve been proud to support through the years:
- American Cancer Society
- Special Olympics
- RiverBend Growth Association (RBGA)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- YWCA – Women of Distinction
- Oasis Women’s Center
- Beverly Farms
- Luestgarten Foundation
- Bethalto Charities
- Local food pantries
- Local law enforcement
- Many local sports teams
ISRI Members, e-RAILSAFE Certified and more
Recycling Consultants takes its commitment to safety very seriously. Through constant training and evaluation on the latest guidelines and industry standards, we are extremely proactive in how we address the well-being of our employees.
All of our employees have been properly screened and completed all of the required safety and security awareness tests provided by e-RAILSAFE, the premier Workforce Safety and Security Management program for Class I Railroads. Click here for more information about the program.
Recycling Consultants is proud to be a member of The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), a private/non-profit trade association that represents all private/public companies in scrap recycling. We adhere to all ISRI Safety Manual guidelines concerning proper equipment use and maintenance, scrap yard safety, the correct loading and unloading of trailers and accurate material sorting. To learn more about our ISRI membership, click here.
On-Track Safety Training
All of our employees are required to complete the Federal Railroad Administration’s On-Track Safety courses throughout the year to stay abreast of all federal guidelines and regulations concerning track safety. You can find all of their current compliance manuals here.
Our railroad scrap brokerage team
It’s true what they say: you’re only as good as the people you have working with you. So it’s no surprise to us that Recycling Consultants has earned the reputation of being one of the best scrap recyclers in the business. Why? We know that our staff and employees are just that: the best.
From the guys processing scrap in the yards to the brokers buying and selling scrap in the office, each one of our employees on our railroad scrap brokerage team has a passion for this industry, and it shows in the work we do. Their dedication to safety, efficiency and reliability makes it possible for us to effectively manage the scrap needs of satisfied customers all over the country. Without them, there’s simply no way we’d be as successful as we are today.
About our Founder – Miles Lynch
Our founder Miles Lynch knows a thing or two about scrap. He’s been in this business for nearly 30 years, learning as much as he can and using that knowledge to help improve the industry.
Miles started out torching scrap and working the shredder in scrap yards, but it was when he began his training in rail car parts and rail scrap that he found his calling. From there, he moved on to sales and learned not just the art of trading and managing customer needs, but the importance of creating strong relationships based on straight talk and reliable service. It’s a lesson he still holds near and dear to his heart today.
His passion for the industry finds him running both Recycling Consultants and the newly acquired Alton Materials. He continues to build his businesses with the help of his long-standing, dedicated employees.
At Recycling Consultants, we believe pride and involvement in our surrounding community are just as important as any of the services we provide. That’s why we’re deeply committed participating in local programs and events. Learn more
Safety & Certifications
Recycling Consultants takes its commitment to safety very seriously. Through constant training and evaluation on the latest guidelines and industry standards, we are extremely proactive in how we address the well-being of our employees. Learn more
Scrap doesn’t process or broker itself. It takes quality people to complete the job. We have some of the most dedicated and best trained workers in the industry. Learn more