Our Values

scrappers, scrap, real scrappers

It's been 100 years and we're just getting started.

At PADNOS, recycling is in our DNA. Our ongoing commitment to the pursuit of better ideas ensures that we bring you cutting-edge advancements that translate into significant improvements to your bottom line. And we aren’t just striving for better solutions, we’re delivering them, with newer, more efficient equipment and smarter, more effective programs, services and customized solutions that integrate seamlessly into your processes. Whatever the type or size of your business, PADNOS helps you get more value from your scrap metal, paper, plastics and electronics, and more return on your investment.

History of PADNOS

about us, about PADNOS, innovate

Let our innovation impact your bottom line.

For over 100 years PADNOS has been transforming scrap into reusable resources. It’s personal to us, as a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company our extensive capabilities, deep resources and varied locations can handle your biggest challenges. We also have the agility and enthusiasm to provide swift, responsive service. Boosting efficiency and savings, reducing hassles, and improving your environmental impact is what we do best. Get in touch and see how we can help you take recycling to the next level. We’re ready to go.

Reach a Realcycler™

PADNOS proudly supports and impacts over 50 community organizations.

Affiliations, Certifications and More


  • 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

Certifications and More

  • Our electronics processing facility located at 1862 Alpine Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is certified by R2v3 and RIOS:2016
  • Our Quality Management System to reprocess and distribute scrap metal is registered to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
  • Our Quality Management System to reprocess and distribute scrap plastics is registered to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. PADNOS Plastics Quality policy can be found here.
  • 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 (2021 Registered Electronic Waste Recyclers).
  • Our team is committed to exceed the needs of our customers as outlined in our Quality Policy.