Our History

In 1946, Joseph Stein a young entrepreneur only 21 years old at the time left his family’s grocery store business to start a metals recycling business called Birmingham Iron & Metal. Birmingham Iron & Metal focused on buying and selling various different kinds of steel products, as well as, steel drums.


Just as Mr. Stein got his business up and running, the United States Government drafted him to serve in the Korean War in 1951.  While Mr. Stein was at war serving our country his mother and father kept the recycling business moving forward.  Soon after the Korean War ended, Joseph’s younger brother Gaston who just finished college wanted to join his brother’s recycling business.

Joseph welcomed his younger brother to the business in 1958.  In 1964 the brothers opened a new business called H.S. Metals and at the same time they bought their first crane together.  Around 1980, Joseph and his brother Gaston parted ways.

David and Jason Stein then took over and continued what their father Joe started back in ’48-Just recycling copper, brass and aluminum.  It wasn’t until 2007 when the brothers decided to go back into the scrap iron business. Thanks to you  they recently added more material handling cranes to service all your customer needs.                                                                              Brothers Recycling has become a new leader in Ferrous and Non Ferrous material processing in the state of Alabama servicing many metropolitan areas throughout the Southeastern United States.

(In today’s environment burning out the vehicle is not necessary.)

An Alabama Recycling Company