Behr Iron & Metal, an Alter Company

Behr Iron & Metal is one of the top 16 ferrous and non-ferrous scrap processors in the U.S., with locations in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Specializing in the management of industrial scrap accounts, Behr is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. Each year, the Rockford, Illinois based company processes more than 700,000 tons of material, including iron, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and thousands of other types of materials.

Although Behr began in 1906 as a one-man, one-horse operation, it is now a multi-million dollar metal recycling business with 14 locations and 400 employees. Focused on quality services and products, Behr is dedicated to integrity, customer service, and best business practices.

In addition to servicing industrial scrap accounts, Behr buys consumer scrap, such as electronics, farm equipment, automotive scrap, aluminum cans, home improvement and “garage” scrap.

Behr works with schools, churches, charity groups, clubs and local businesses to promote recycling efforts. Trailers for the collection of aluminum cans are available at no charge to groups who wish to use them in fundraising efforts.

Environmental compliance has always been a priority for Behr, as a matter of integrity and good business practice. Every year since December 2003, Behr has been awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Certification. As important as this is, it’s rare in the scrap recycling industry. Behr guarantees a safe harbor for your scrap, free of EPA concerns.

Behr is also home to an authentic American diner, the Behr Den. It is open to the public for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday.

1100 Seminary St PO Box 740 Rockford, IL 61105