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Serving Joplin’s Scrap Metal Recycling Needs Since 1970.

CMC Recycling in Joplin serves an 80-mile radius that includes the four-state region, and our location works with industrial enterprises, small businesses and individuals, regardless of size or frequency. Whether you’re looking to establish a recurring program or have only one load to sell, our highly qualified team of recycling experts is here to assist you with professionalism, integrity and courtesy. Our industrial accounts recognize the value from our reliable and prompt roll-off container service and scrap management solutions. For your convenience, we have designated areas for both industrial and individual/small business customers to make your experience as seamless as possible.

Upon entry to our clean and fully-paved facility, you will see how we maximize ease with clear instructions, certified weight scales and friendly assistance from any CMC recycling team member. The core management team at Joplin includes over 250 years of experience in the recycling industry, so you can rest assured you’re in trustworthy hands.

Located in the heart of Joplin at the corner of 12th & Iowa Streets, our recycling yard has a long legacy of involvement in our community since 1970. We are a long-time member of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce and invite you to visit us soon!

717 East 12th St.
Joplin, MO 64801
P: 417.781.7560
F: 417.781.3914

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Last updated: 7/11/2024 2:39:10 PM CT

Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (Per lb)

  • No. 1 Copper 3.60/LB
  • No. 2 Copper 3.40/LB
  • Insulated CU Wire #1 75% 2.80/LB
  • Insulated CU Wire #2 25% 0.50/LB
  • Yellow Brass 2.30/LB
  • Red Brass 2.50/LB
  • Brass Radiators 2.00/LB
  • Irony Brass Radiators 1.05/LB
  • Aluminum Cans 0.50/LB
  • Sheet Aluminum 0.30/LB
  • Cast Aluminum 0.50/LB
  • Clean Aluminum Wheels 0.70/LB
  • Irony Aluminum (include attachments) 0.16/LB
  • Aluminum / Copper Reefers 1.40/LB
  • Alum / Copper Reefers (w/FE) 1.10/LB
  • 304 Stainless Steel 0.40/LB
  • Clean Lead 0.25/LB
  • Lead Batteries - Automotive 0.05/LB

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices

  • #2 (Long Iron) Unprepared 165.00/NT
  • #2 (Short Iron) Prepared 195.00/NT
  • Plate & Structural Prepared 215.00/NT
  • Auto Cast 235.00/NT
  • Shred/Tin 140.00/NT
  • FE Wire / Cable 50.00/NT

Payment Guidelines

If you’re a first-time customer, please note that you must have a valid driver’s license or government identification to sell your scrap material, and we pay either cash or check.

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
  • Lead iron pipes
  • Sealed containers
  • Liquids of any type
  • 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

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