Columbus Recycling has been providing dependable service in the scrap recycling business for over half a century. Founded as a single scrap yard in 1956 by Henry Weiss, the company has become one of the Southeast’s leading independent metal recyclers. In 2014, the company changed its name from Columbus Scrap Materials to Columbus Recycling to reflect our expanding presence in the Southeast, growing environmental consciousness and alignment with global sustainability objectives.
We purchase scrap material from industrial manufacturers that range in size from sole proprietorships to Fortune 50 companies. We also purchase scrap material from individuals and small-haul recyclers. We then process the scrap – which includes cleaning, sorting, compacting, baling, shearing and bundling – and sell the material to foundries, mills and steel processing facilities where it is recycled into new products. Our process helps the environment and supports domestic manufacturing and production.
Columbus Recycling buys ferrous, non-ferrous and specialty alloy scrap metals and other recyclables from commercial and industrial businesses, as well as the general public. While environmental compliance is core to our operations, we are also committed to expanding our impact, both internally and with our customers and consumers. We continually encourage ideas that extend our ability to provide environmental value from scrap metal and other recyclables.