Specializing in innovative, custom building solutions for recycling, waste handling, and industrial related facilities; the Nucor Building Systems team understands the key issues and challenges associated with designing a new recycling facility. And as the Nation’s largest recycler, Nucor offers a unique perspective on the recycling industry with the ability to provide metal buildings that are energy efficient, cost effective, and have the potential to earn LEED points. Nucor buildings contain an average of over 89% recycled content, making the building themselves 100% recyclable.

Custom designed recycling facilities that meet your needs
Drawing on over two and half decades of experience in designing, engineering, and manufacturing some of the nation’s most sophisticated recycling facilities, Nucor Building Systems is able to create flexible, custom building solutions to meet your exact needs. Your NBS metal building will be designed by registered professional engineers using the most advanced computer systems, including BIM 3D modeling technology.


Why partner with NBS on your next recycling building?

By partnering with us on your next recycling building, you can rest assured that our specialized experience, unsurpassed quality, and exceptional service will provide you with a competitive advantage for a practical and cost-effective building solution. You'll have a dedicated member of our National Accounts Team, David Boyd, to provide the following benefits:

Single point of contact for your single or multi-site projects located across North America. This level of responsiveness and convenience will increase efficiency, eliminate coordination hassles, speed completion, and help eliminate surprises.


Our value engineering expertise and integrated design assistance will ensure a cost effective building to help maximize your return on investment.


Access to our network of over 1,000 industry-leading Authorized Builders across the US and Canada. We can make recommendations to partner you with a highly qualified Builder in your area with extensive knowledge of local building practices that strategically fits your needs.

Our Experience
Nucor Building Systems has a proven track record of providing innovative metal building solutions for a growing list of highly-respected clients in the waste and recycling industry.
Sims Recycling Port Building
Trade Recycling
Okeechobee, Florida

A metals recycling facility comprised of six attached buildings in a stepped roof configuration, Trade Recycling features one main gable symmetrical structure with five clear span, single slopes. Standing at 60,000 sf in size, it includes a 15-ton underhung crane and a partial mezzanine. The exterior is Nucor Accent Wall™ with a Nucor CFR™ standing seam roof system.

  Port container warehouse by NBS
Metal X
Waterloo, Indiana

Located on a 70-acre site, Metal X complex is comprised of four separate structures totaling nearly 60,000 sf. This recycling establishment processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals for recycling into new metal products. Metal X is a state-of-the-art facility that utilizes the latest technologies capable of handling high volumes of scrap in the most efficient manner.

  Port cruise terminal by NBS
City Wide Recycling
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

An original NBS building with a 13,500 sf addition, City Wide Recycling now stands at nearly 40,000 sf in size, with an attached office. This facility features a Nucor CFR™ standing seam roof system and a Nucor Reverse Classic™ exterior. Clear span design maximizes the use of interior space.



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Your single point of contact:
Justin Ehlert, NBS National Accounts Manager

David Boyd
National Account Manager


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