April 27, 2020 - Update on COVID-19, Coronavirus

April 21, 2020 - Update on COVID-19, Coronavirus

Our small scales will reopen to the public on Monday, April 27, 2020.  We will be accepting all metals, with certain protection measures in place for our team’s safety, as well as yours.  All metals must be pre-sorted in order to receive maximum value.  You must wear a mask or face covering at all times.

- Utica: When you arrive at our facility, please drive down to the coned-off area for further instruction from our team.

- Seneca: When you arrive, you can grab a cart in the warehouse to load your materials.  Stop at the garage and wait for us to grab the cart.  You must stay at the entrance or by your vehicle while we weigh your metal, and the ticket will be brought to the window.  Only one person at a time will be allowed on the porch to receive payment, and we ask that you use all proper social distancing rules and stay a minimum of 6' from other customers at all times.  Commercial customers will continue to be unloaded by machines in the rear of the building.

- Syracuse: No more than two vehicles may unload at the front dock at a time, and we ask that you wait in your vehicle until a spot is made available.  Please remain at the front dock while your material is being weighed, after which your payment will be brought out to you.  If your ID is not scanned into our system, please provide a valid ID prior to payment.

- Albany: Please drive down to the coned-off area for further instruction from our team.



March 24, 2020 - Update on COVID-19, Coronavirus

Our steel yards in Utica, Syracuse, Albany and Waterloo will continue to operate.  And, in order to keep a safe working environment for our team, we are temporarily limiting our services to only commercial customers, contractors, tradesmen and other essential business.

All others, we ask you to call 315-724-7161 for a current update.

This is a temporary situation.  Up-to-date information regarding our response to COVID-19 will be posted on our website.



Persuant to Executive Order 202.6, Empire Recycling is deemed an Essential Business under the following:  #3 – essential manufacturing, #5 – essential services including trash, recycling, collection, processing and disposal, and #11 – essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses.


Mail:  64 North Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502

Phone: 315-724-7161  |   Fax: 315-724-0167

E-Mail: info@empirerecycling.com

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