It’s Time for Poor Joe to Retire!

As of today, October 27th 2016, our business is CLOSED.

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Auction preview: November 2nd, 2016 – Our scrap yard


Our Chicago scrap company, JOSEPH N. COZZI ENTERPRISES has been recycling scrap in Chicago for over 30 years. We are a family owned metal recycling company.

Our Chicago scrap metal yard, the “Poor Joe” scrap steel yard, is in Southside Chicago, 1 block South of Pershing Road on the East side of Ashland Avenue.

Our recycling services consist of almost anything related to scrap metal salvage:

  • we are scrap metal buyers
  • we  perform scrap metal removal in Chicago and Illinois
  • we offer scrap metal hauling
  • we offer a roll off service to our scrap metal customers
  • industrial plant dismantling and cleanout services
  • flatbed trucking         

You can’t go wrong with us.

We are fully licensed and insured.

CALL US NOW AT (773) 254-1188!

We pay CASH for your scrap metal when you recycle with us. We also can pay by company check. It is your choice as a seller.

We will haul your scrap metal to our scrap steel yard in Chicago or you can haul it right into the yard with your own vehicles.

The easiest way to sell your scrap metal is to contact us by phone at (773) 254-1188 and talk to JOE ( yes, the “Poor Joe” Joe).

We are proud to be one of the best recycling companies in Chicago. We will live up to our great reputation, just try us!

Contact & Location of our business:


Joseph N. Cozzi Enterprises, Inc.
4015 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609
Telephone: +1-773-254-1188

FAX (773) 254-4730

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Payments accepted:
Cash, Check
Currencies accepted:

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* We do not recycle cars or any other vehicles ( anything on the wheels).

Thank you for stopping by Chicago Metal Scrap !