Our Vision

Redeem.  Restore.  Renew.

From humble roots to hard-earned success

The  scrap recycling industry was started in the early 20th century by underprivileged individuals who made a living by collecting cans on the streets.   They had no other way to survive; no one would hire them due to their class, ethnicity, or religious backgrounds.  More than a few were orphans.  With few options available to them, these enterprising young men created their own opportunities and later became leaders in what would become a multi-billion dollar industry, turning humble beginnings into hard-earned success.  Radiance strives to continue this tradition.

The scrap recycling industry is uniquely suited for our vision as the work involved requires little in terms of a formal education, yet offers tremendous opportunities for growth.  Experience is what counts- experience gained by actually handling scrap, learning to gauge quality by touch and feel.  Radiance is committed to providing on-the-job training and mentoring to underprivileged young men and women who are equally committed to growing in this industry.

Radiance partners with reputable, established initiatives to recruit from their pool of promising young people, who often have few opportunities to earn a living wage* and receive career education.

Did you know…

…that children form the fastest-growing segment (currently 27%) of the U.S. homeless population?

That’s over 1.5 million children living out on the streets. Right here in America.  Often in our own backyards.

Orange County alone has over 22,000 homeless kids, hidden in the shadows of our world-famous beaches, shopping malls, and amusement parks.  In addition, there are over 2,500 children living in Orange County foster care and group homes who, when they turn 18, could face an uncertain future without a family to love, nurture, and support them.

Radiance Metals has a heart for these kids.  And, better yet, we have a vision: to create sustainable jobs for underprivileged youth and train them for long-term careers in the recycling industry.

Recycle Hope

Our vision at Radiance is “to Redeem, Restore, and Renew that which has been discarded.” So the next time you find used cell phones tucked away in a drawer, please don’t just toss them in the trash.  Recycle your phones with Radiance Metals and help make a difference.

  • *The living wage level is defined as the wage a full-time worker would need to earn to support a family above the federal poverty line in a given locality. Living wages vary by region and by city; to calculate the living wage for your city go to www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu/index.php (use wage rate for one adult).