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Our metal recycling facility has operated in Independence, Kansas since 1998 and serves a 60-mile radius, including Montgomery County, Wilson County, Chautauqua County, Labette County and Osage County. When visiting our facility, you will find fully paved drives and unloading areas for your convenience.

Safety is our top priority for everyone on-site, so we keep our facility clean and have regulations in place to ensure everyone has a safe and efficient experience at CMC Recycling.

Our team takes pride in our involvement with our local community through the Independence Chamber of Commerce and the Independence Riverside Park. Our recycling yard is located at the intersection of West Maple and South 20th Street, just south of the overpass. We look forward to seeing you at our facility to work with our experienced and knowledgeable staff on your scrap metal recycling needs.

501 South 20th St.
Independence, KS 67301
P: 620.331.1710
F: 620.331.1711

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed for lunch from
noon - 12:45 PM
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Last updated: 6/10/2024 9:11:11 AM CT

Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (Per lb)

  • No. 1 Copper 3.35/LB
  • No. 2 Copper 3.15/LB
  • Insulated CU Wire #1 50% call for pricing
  • Insulated CU Wire #2 40% call for pricing
  • Yellow Brass 2.20/LB
  • Red Brass 2.60/LB
  • Refinery Brass (>50%) 0.45/LB
  • Brass Radiators 1.90/LB
  • Irony Brass Radiators 1.20/LB
  • Aluminum Cans 0.37/LB
  • Sheet Aluminum 0.40/LB
  • Cast Aluminum 0.35/LB
  • Clean Aluminum Wheels 0.64/LB
  • Irony Aluminum (include attachments) 0.10/LB
  • Aluminum / Copper Reefers 1.65/LB
  • Alum / Copper Reefers (w/FE) 1.51/LB
  • Aluminum Coolers 0.32/LB
  • 304 Stainless Steel 0.21/LB
  • Clean Lead 0.50/LB
  • Lead Batteries - Automotive 0.10/LB

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices

  • #1 Prepared 165.00/NT
  • #2 Prepared 145.00/NT
  • #2 Unprepared 115.00/NT
  • Shred/Tin 115.00/NT

Payment Guidelines

We follow all Kansas state laws as well as federal laws on restricted and regulated scrap metal. You must provide a valid driver’s license or government identification to sell your scrap material. If you are selling a vehicle, you must provide a title.

We Don't Accept

  • Hazardous waste (including asbestos)
  • PCB/Transformers/Capacitors
  • Any CFCs
  • Ballasts
  • Cylinders or other containers of compressed gas (including propane)
  • NiCad-Batteries
  • Radioactive materials
  • Mercury / mercury switches
  • PCB containing materials such as capacitors or light ballasts
  • Sealed containers
  • Liquids of any type
  • Microwaves
  • Flammable materials
  • Trash, garbage, concrete and other non-recyclable items
  • Broken, cracked, or leaking batteries
  • Office machines and electronic equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, scanners, computers and monitors
  • Materials with strong or objectionable odors
  • Materials containing asbestos
  • Unidentifiable materials
  • Munitions, bullets or explosives

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