Turn Your Scrap Into Revenue

PADNOS is a full-service recycling company handling paper, plastics, metals and more. We tailor recycling programs for industrial and commercial clients throughout the United States.

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Our Services

PADNOS buys, processes, and sells paper, plastics, metals and more for industrial and commercial clients.

Scrap management

PADNOS understands the value of scrap and the most efficient ways to recycle it. Our team develops scrap management programs to collect, process and maximize the value of your production scrap paper, plastics, metals and more. 

Scrap Management Solutions


PADNOS provides complete plastics recycling services with a focus on post-industrial plastics. We employ industry leading technology and expertise to create programs that maximize cost savings by efficiently collecting and utilizing scrap.

We Buy Plastics  We Sell Plastics


PADNOS handles all grades and types of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals with 18 dedicated receiving and processing facilities and one of the largest fleets of trucks for hauling recyclable material in Michigan.

We Buy Metals We Sell Metals

Personal recycling

PADNOS operates 14 recycling centers throughout Michigan where you can get paid for your scrap vehicles, appliances, metals and electronics.

Personal Recycling


PADNOS provides full-service recycling of all grades of recyclable paper. With a 75,000 square foot paper plant that receives, sorts and bales, we ship over 30 grades of paper to end customers around the world.

We Buy Paper We Sell Paper


PADNOS collects end-of-life and post-industrial scrap, and offers IT Asset Management Services for commercial customers. We are registered with a permit from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to collect and process electronic scrap.

We Buy Electronics


PADNOS was founded in Holland, Michigan in the early 1900s by Louis Padnos. The company has thrived as a family business through four generations and has grown to be a market leader and best-in-class innovator.


  • Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
  • Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)
  • Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC)
  • West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (WMSBF)
  • Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce (MWCCC)
  • American Copper Council (ACC)
  • Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA)
  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  • Scrap Theft Alert


  • Our Quality Management System to reprocess and distribute scrap metal is registered to the ISO 9001:2008 standard
  • Our Quality Management System to reprocess and distribute scrap plastics is registered to the  ISO 9001:2008 standard
  • Issued by the China Certification and Inspection Group, the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) certifies us to sell scrap materials to China.


  • End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVS) Mercury Switch Removal Collection Participant.
  • Registered by the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to collect and process Electronic Scrap (2016 Registered Electronic Waste Recyclers)