About Empire Recycling. Since 1916, weve been a leader in the recycling industry in New York State. With our 12-acre, 80,000-square-foot complex in Utica, New York, Empire is one of the nations largest recycling centers for metals and paper. We serve major manufacturers, municipalities, individuals, small and large businesses and other organizations. Additional customers include independent business people, tradespeople and smaller recycling companies. From non-ferrous metals to paper, and from iron and steel to confidential document destruction, Empire Recycling has a program to meet your needs.Empire Recycling processes millions of pounds of material each week including: non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum, zinc and alloys) ferrous metals (iron, steel and stainless steel) scrap paper confidential document destructionTo all of our customers large and small Empire makes its facilities convenient and accessible. Located just off major interstate and intracity thoroughfares, Empire provides easy-on, easy-off weigh-in scales that afford fast and convenient service. We make it our policy to serve every customer promptly and courteously.