Metalico, Inc. along with its subsidiaries operates as a scrap metal recycling company. The Company operates twenty-eight scrap metal recycling facilities, including an aluminum de-oxidizing plant co-located with a scrap metal recycling facility. Its operations primarily involve the collection and processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It collects industrial and obsolete scrap metal, process it into reusable forms and supply the recycled metals to its ultimate consumers that include electric arc furnace mills, integrated steel mills, foundries, secondary smelters, aluminum recyclers and metal brokers. It acquires unprocessed scrap metals primarily in its local and regional markets and sells to consumers nationally and in Canada, as well as to exporters and international brokers. Some of the metal commodities it recycles include steel, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, molybdenum, tantalum, platinum and lead, among others.