Items that we recycle:

  • copper
  • copper wire and cable
  • aluminum
  • aluminum cans
  • aluminum siding
  • iron and steel
  • lead
  • zinc
  • mercury
  • brass
  • carbide
  • solder
  • nickel
  • computers
  • stainless steel
  • appliances
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • newspaper
  • plastic

Managment Team

Adrian Ochoa having started out in the recycling industry as a truck driver, has brought his knowledge of accounts to serving as our account manager.

Kathy Shortall has been our office manager for many years and directs the day to day operation of our St. Charles Scrap facility.

Juan Villagomez has been the plant manager of St. Charles Scrap for over 20 years.

From Left To Right: Adrian Ochoa, Kathy Shortall, Juan Villagomez

Hours of Operation:

Drop Off Hours:
St. Charles Scrap
M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Sat. 8:00-2:00

Lake County Scrap Metal

M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Sat. 8:00-3:00

Our Personnel:

ImagePresident and Founder
Barry Segal, founder of Ecology, Inc., an Illinois corporation since 1974.  Barry has been involved with recycling all of his life.

ImageManagment Team
Adrian Ochoa, Kathy Shortall, Juan Villagomez

ImageSt. Charles Team
St. Charles Scrap foreman Juan Villagomez (center) and his crew.

ImageLake County Team
Lake County Scrap Metal plant manager Miguel (left) and his crew.