A Scrap Metal Recycling Leader

We buy all types of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals at each of our recycling locations, with a team of specialists who continually monitor market conditions to establish fair, competitive prices.

Our Company Commitment

Our employees, customers, communities and environment deserve nothing less than our very best every day. 


Our goal is to have zero accidents. Ever.

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Environmental Awareness

Because scrap yards help save the Earth.


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We follow strict standards for what materials we will accept.

Giving Back

Supporting the communities in which we work and live.

A History of Recycling

Western Metals Recycling, LLC (WMR) is a wholly owned venture of Cincinnati-based, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), one of USA’s largest scrap metal companies.



Our parent Company, DJJ, began, and now possess a wealth of experience and an entrepreneurial spirit that is vital to success in the scrap recycling industry.

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Western Metals Recycling was formed by combining Atlas Steel facilities in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo with DJJ’s scrap processing plants in Plymouth and Denver.


WMR acquired Markovitz and Fox’s – Sparks, Nevada (Reno) facility.

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DJJ became part of Nucor’s family of companies. 


WMR acquired Van Gundy’s AMPCO Grand Junction, CO recycling facility.


WMR acquired Sims Metal Management’s Utah recycling facilities.

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Today, we operate 6 recycling facilities in 3 states: Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.

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