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CMC has provided metal recycling services for industrial and business customers, and the general public, for more than 50 years. We’re pleased to have our newest location here in Knoxville, right near one of our innovative, environmentally friendly steel mills, CMC Steel Tennessee.
CMC Recycling provides comprehensive recycling options for our customers for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our experienced and dedicated team of recycling industry experts will work with customers to develop tailored solutions to help meet their recycling needs.
We’re excited to expand our footprint and increase our capacity for metals recycling in the greater Knoxville area. Come recycle with us today! We’re located northwest of downtown, off Western Avenue.

2706 Mynderse Avenue NW
Knoxville, TN 37921
P: 865.867.7364

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Nearby Locations


Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (Per lb)

  • No. 1 Copper 3.70/LB
  • No. 2 Copper 3.59/LB
  • Yellow Brass 2.20/LB
  • Aluminum Cans 0.50/LB
  • Sheet Aluminum 0.42/LB
  • Cast Aluminum 0.40/LB
  • Aluminum Copper Radiators call for pricing
  • Clean Aluminum Wheels 0.60/LB
  • 304 Stainless Steel 0.25/LB
  • Lead Batteries - Automotive 0.10/LB

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices

  • Shredder Tin 7.00/CWT
  • Long Iron/#1 and #2 HMS Unprepared 7.00/CWT
  • Short Iron/#2 and HMS Prepared 8.50/CWT
  • Auto Cast 7.00/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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