Recycling &
Scrap Services

The Commtrex Rail Services Directory contains recycling centers and scrap services providers who specialize in getting you the most money for your retired rail assets.

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Railcar Dismantling and Recycling

When a railcar is damaged or reaches the end of its usable life span, its job isn't over. A retired railcar can provide usable parts when it is dismantled for scrap. The Commtrex Rail Services Directory has a robust community of recycling and scrap companies who specialize in the following services:

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals recycling
  • Railcars and locomotive dismantling
  • Derailed stock dismantling
  • Removal and disposal of disabled cars
  • Tank cleaning
  • Remote site cleanup
  • Mobile cleanup crews
  • Transportation and storage of damaged rail or railcars for profitable scrap processing
  • Title transfer with regulatory agencies
  • UMLER (Universal Machine Language Equipment Register) Specification
  • Convenient rail connections to all North American Class I railroads

See the Top 10 Railroad & Railcar Recycling Scrap Companies.

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Railroad Track Pick-Up

The Commtrex Rail Services Directory features scrap and recycling companies that support all areas of rail processing, including the pick-up of rail itself, segregation of reroll and random-length rail, cropping of rail, and resale of rail crops. Find providers that are attentive to safety, productivity, and the utilization of track materials.

  • Emergency removal of damaged rail and railcars
  • Rail maintenance
  • Rail track removal
  • Tie removal and disposal
  • OTM separation and segregation - Find companies with hydraulic spike pulling machines to assist with this effort
  • Site remediation

See the Top 10 Railroad & Railcar Recycling Scrap Companies.

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Rail scrap and recycling companies featured in the Commtrex Rail Services Directory may also offer demolition services such as:

  • Mobile torch cutting crews
  • End-Dump Trailers, Flatbed Trailers, Roll-Off Containers, Lugger boxes, and Gaylord boxes
  • Recovery Analysis
  • On-site metal baling and management of decommissioned railcars
  • Asbestos abatement and air quality monitoring
  • Lead and mold abatement
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) surveys

See the Top 10 Railroad & Railcar Recycling Scrap Companies.