About Us

About Us

Welcome to Midwest PGM Recycling Center located in Cedar Lake, Indiana.

Whether it is automotive components, metals, or e-scrap, you only need to remember one name in Northwest Indiana: Midwest PGM!

We are a professional, experienced, energy-conscious, and environmentally friendly full-service scrap metal recycling company. We are a BBB accredited business that is dedicated to meeting the recycling needs of our customers and the community, and we operate using the best industry practices.

About Midwest PGM Recycling Center
Midwest PGM Recycling Center was founded in April 2008 by Richard Thiel and Jorge Rangel. Today, we are one of the leading recyclers in the Northwest Indiana region. We are an ‘end of life’ processor that specializes in recycling your vehicles and scrap metals while adhering to strict state guidelines.

We have an outstanding decade-long reputation throughout the region in the recycling industry. We are here to ensure that our customers get the maximum value of their materials, while also helping the environment through our conservation efforts.

Community Involvement

Midwest PGM Recycling Center partners with the Hanover Community School Corporation to introduce the Hanover Recycling Fund Program. This program allows people to drop off their recyclable materials at the Midwest PGM facility and ask that the collected funds to be donated to any of the four designated Hanover schools.

Why Should You Recycle?

Often times, when we talk about recycling items, many small-scale items come to mind — such as loose paper, plastic bottles, etc. However, one of the most critical and significant sectors of the industry is recycling scrap metal. It is vitally important for both the economy and environment, as scrap metal can easily be processed and reused to make new products.

Simply put, metal recycling is the process that involves repeatedly recovering and processing scrap metal from components or end of life products that can be used to form new items, leaving a much lower carbon footprint. The processhelps preserve the earth’s natural resources, and it also makes up an extremely powerful economic activity. There is significantly reduced water waste, air/land/water pollution, production costs, and energy consumption associated with metal recycling. The industry itself is also responsible for the creation of over one million jobs throughout the United States.

You can browse through our website to learn about the different types of metals we purchase.

Why Choose Midwest PGM Recycling Center?

Here at Midwest PGM Recycling Center, we are much more than a scrap purchasing company. We are a committed team of industry professionals serving the Cedar Lake community through local partnerships and helping customers get rid of their unused items and receive fair compensation. Our company is built on integrity, respect, and quality. We work with absolute professionalism, safety, honesty, equality, adeptness, and unwavering hard work.

The Midwest PGM Recycling team delivers efficient and affordable services throughout Cedar Lake and the surrounding communities.

Contact us today at (219) 374-8700 if you would like to learn more about our company, services, prices, or about the recycling process in general. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM, and from 8 AM until 2 PM on Saturdays. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at our recycling center in Cedar Lake, Indiana.

Get the most money for your metal, e-scrap, or auto parts at Midwest PGM Recycling Center! Contact us today to get started.


Eddy Reyes

"Excellent service, courteous personal and fair prices"

Liliana Reyes

"Amazing service, very friendly staff, great prices. Wouldn't go any other place."

Isabel Barajas

"The BEST prices around."

Noah Pekador

"They pay the most for your scrap and they treat you good."