Leaders in the recycling industry for over 96 years

We specialize in recycling insulated copper and aluminum wire, and various kinds of non-ferrous and ferrous metals.

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Mallin Companies has pioneered metal recycling for 4 generations

Mallin Companies, located in Kansas City, Mo., is a family-owned recycling company buying and processing all types of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals. Our specialization is recycling copper and aluminum wire and cable, such as insulated copper and aluminum wire, ACSR, and URD cables.

At Mallin Companies, we are committed to delivering quality product and outstanding customer service, while building meaningful partnerships with customers and the community. Continuous research and technological upgrades allow our recycling processes to stay on the forefront of innovation. We’ve built our reputation on it.

About Larry Mallin
Larry Mallin

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Pioneer in the wire chopping industry
Larry Mallin is a pioneer in the wire chopping industry. He has been with Mallin Companies since 1952 and has served as CEO since 1992.
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Mallin Companies Facts

Total purity percentage of aluminum choppings
Years of combined experience in metal recycling
Years of combined experience in wire processing
Million feet of wire recycled on a yearly basis
About Mallin Companies


Harry Mallin grew up searching the Missouri countryside for scrap in a horse drawn covered wagon. He went on to be the founder of Mallin Junk Company in 1928. Handling everything from bones and bottles to metals and rags, Harry coined the slogan, “We are not undertakers, but we deal in remains.” In 1946, Harry’s younger brother, Joe Mallin returned home from serving in the armed forces during WWII and joined his brother in business, establishing Mallin Brothers Company, Inc.

In 1953, Harry’s son, Larry Mallin became the second generation to contribute to the family business. Twelve years after joining Mallin Brothers, Larry pursued the idea of the then “new and unpopular” wire chopping industry. At the time, burning insulation off the wire was the only way to recycle and recover the metal. Making the process easier and enhancing the value of wire, Mallin Brothers became one of the first wire chopping facilities in the nation.

Larry’s son, Jeffrey Mallin, joined Mallin Brothers in 1981 becoming the third generation to enter the family business. Jeffrey has worked alongside his father to streamline operations and efficiencies, create new opportunities for growth and profitability by diversifying its customer base, increase industrial accounts, creating a recycling consultation program, and creative marketing.

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Jeff’s son, Zach Mallin proudly became the 4th generation of owners in the company when he started his career with the company in 2014. Zach applied his formal education in business and finance as well as his years of experience growing up in the business to advance and increase the company’s production and refining capabilities and is responsible for purchasing scrap and marketing the company’s finished products. Zach has taken an active role in ISRI, the national trade association for recyclers, serving in many leadership positions, including President of the Mid-America Chapter.

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We purchase and recycle
all types of non-ferrous and ferrous metals.

All metals are refined and prepared to rigid specifications to be remanufactured into products by industrial customers. Our processes provide environmental benefits in energy savings, pollution reduction and natural resource conservation.

We were the 3rd company in the United States to ever process wire and cable with the specialized wire chopping, or granulation and separation technology, so we have over 5 decades of experience to offer our customers. We buy and source loads of wire from businesses from all locations around North America and differentiate ourselves by maximizing revenue for our clients with timely communication, rigorous and meticulous procedures, and competitive market pricing. Each customers material is processed as its own job, completely eliminating any unidentified variables or cross contamination with other clients.

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We process insulated copper and aluminum wire and provide clean, high grade metal granules packaged in super sacks or alternative packaging as requested by our customers’ requirements.


A fleet of tractors and trailers as well as roll off container services are available for transporting recyclables.

Recycling Program Consultation

Our individually combined over 100 years of industry experience can help establish a customized recycling program, creating benefits for your company and the environment.


Copper (Bare bright #1, #2)

Aluminum (All alloys)

Wire & Cable (Insulated copper, Insulated aluminum, ACSR, URD)

Brass (All grades)

Stainless Steel & High Temp Alloys


Industry Affiliates

ReMA-Recycled Materials Association


ISRI, Inc. is the trade association of the scrap processing and recycling industry that aims to bring about a greater awareness of the industry’s role in conserving the future.


Wire Association International, Inc (WAI)


WAI Inc., a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals, promotes, collects and disseminates technical manufacturing and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry.


Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce


Representing more than 2,250 companies and 300,000 employees across the Kansas City region, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to help businesses grow and Kansas City prosper.


Regulated Industries of Kansas City


The Regulated Industries of Kansas City oversees the compliance for a number of ‘nuisance’ businesses through the enforcement of various City ordinances and partnerships with county, state and federal officials.


Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM)


AIM represents the interests of Missouri employers before the General Assembly, state agencies, the courts and the public.


Bridging the Gap


Named "Kansas City's local environmental organization”, Bridging the Gap works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by providing environmental education and volunteer action.


ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence


The Circle of Safety Excellence, an ISRI initiative, is a group of like-minded companies committed to improving worker safety in the recycling industry through the sharing of safety data and best practice.


Energy Savings

Savings from scrap metal processing and recycling compared to virgin production:

Aluminum Energy Efficiency 95%
Copper Energy Efficiency 85%
Plastic Energy Efficiency 80%
Iron & Steel Energy Efficiency 74%
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