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For over 50 years, our goal at CMC Recycling in Chattanooga has been to provide the best scrap metal recycling services to our customers. With a highly trained staff, a clean facility and crane-assisted unloading as needed, we are fully prepared to meet all your metal recycling needs.

We offer full service options for both ferrous and non-ferrous materials, remaining committed to the environmentally conscious reuse and recycling of scrap metal. Our clean, professional facilities can ship as well as receive by truck, rail and barge. The areas we serve include Southeastern Tennessee, Northwestern Georgia and Northeastern Alabama within a 100-mile radius of Chattanooga.

Supporting the community in which we live and work is important to our team, and we are a long-time supporter of the Siskin Children’s Institute.

Come visit us right off I-24! We look forward to working with you on all your scrap metal recycling needs.

2000 Washington St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
P: 423.267.2181
F: 423.756.2910

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Last updated: 6/10/2024 12:40:07 PM CT

Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (Per lb)

  • No. 1 Copper 3.85/LB
  • No. 2 Copper 3.63/LB
  • Insulated CU Wire #1 2.30/LB
  • Insulated CU Wire #2 1.41/LB
  • Low Grade Insulated Wire 0.72/LB
  • Yellow Brass 2.28/LB
  • Refinery Brass (>50%) 1.29/LB
  • Aluminum Cans 0.58/LB
  • Sheet Aluminum 0.48/LB
  • Cast Aluminum 0.47/LB
  • Aluminum Copper Radiators call for pricing
  • Clean Aluminum Wheels 0.77/LB
  • 304 Stainless Steel 0.35/LB
  • Lead Batteries - Automotive 0.16/LB

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices

  • Shredder Tin 6.25/CWT
  • Long Iron/#1 and #2 HMS Unprepared 6.75/CWT
  • Short Iron/#2 HMS Prepared 8.25/CWT

Payment Guidelines

Tennessee state law requires any type of federal or state-issued ID in order to sell scrap metal. We can pay cash via an onsite ATM for most items unless prohibited by state law. State law requires a 5-day waiting period for copper payments, and you must have an HVAC license to sell ­­­­­­coils from AC units.

Please call our office if you have any questions or need clarification on our payment guidelines.

We Don't Accept

  • Hazardous waste (including asbestos)
  • PCB/Transformers/Capacitors
  • 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
  • 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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