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With more than 90 employees, Crow Wing Recycling is a family-owned business that buys, processes and sells scrap metals—ferrous and nonferrous—from automobiles, trucks, appliances, machines that are generated by industry through construction or deconstruction of facilities.

Headquartered in Brainerd, MN, the environmentally certified facility is situated on 20 acres and operates feeder yards in Pine River, Milaca, and Monticello. Crow Wing Recycling also operates out of Ironton, MN where more processing and shipping is handled. Crow Wing Recycling processed 120,000 tons of ferrous and 10-million pounds of nonferrous scrap metal in 2012.

Grant VanWyngeeren

Grant started working in the family business in 1996. He graduated from UW-River Falls in 2005 with a degree in business management. He is currently the Vice President for Crow Wing Recycling and all of its divisions. Grant is on the Board of Directors for Confidence Learning Center, an active member of the Brainerd Jaycees and VP of the northwest chapter of ISRI

Dutch VanWyngeeren

Dutch has owned Crow Wing Recycling since 1996 and is now president. Prior to his ownership here at CWR, he owned and operated a local garbage service called Disposal Services.  Dutch served on the board of directors for Camp Confidence and started the donation can trailers by building them himself!

Mike Nelson
Account Rep

Mike Nelson is a lifetime resident of the Brainerd lakes area and started with Crow Wing Recycling in May of 2018.  Mike has over 12 years of sales experience in the powersports industry.   As an account representative, he is passionate about recycling and getting you the most money for your metals.

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