Even with China’s demand for mixed shredded grades tapering, auto shredder operators remain the volume kingpins for nonferrous scrap. The 20th century split between iron and steel scrap yards and nonferrous scrap recycling specialists continues to seem more distant, despite the turmoil in mixed nonferrous shredded grade markets caused by China’s self-imposed blockade. Each of the 10 largest companies listed in Recycling Today’s updated list of North America’s Largest Nonferrous Scrap Processors operates shredding plants, with these yards drawing in ferrous and nonferrous material from networks of smaller facilities. Our list is based on figures of nonferrous processing volumes in 2018 provided by 16 of these companies. Four companies are listed that did not provide 2018 figures to Recycling Today, but they were ranked based on previously submitted figures and recently published reports or publicity materials. Most of the companies listed have shredding capacity as a shared trait, and each of them can be considered dominant players in their respective market regions. Companies supplying information to us did so knowing we would not disclose their exact volumes processed in 2018. ...