Founded in 1916, Empire Recycling Corporation is one of the largest recycling centers for metal and paper products in the United States. It serves manufacturers, municipalities, individuals, small and large businesses and other organizations. The company processes nonferrous and ferrous metal, as well as scrap paper products. Empire Recycling Corporation operates a division, Syracuse Materials Recovery, which recycles nonferrous and ferrous metal products from small businesses, such as plumbers, electricians, contractors and individuals. In addition, it operates Hudson Metal and Empire Seneca.