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CMC Recycling in Lexington serves an approximate 100-mile radius, providing scrap metal recycling services for industrial businesses, small businesses and individuals. We offer full-service industrial roll-off container services to collect scrap at your site, as well as scrap management solutions and logistical support to provide a broad range of solutions and opportunities to our customers.

When you visit, you will find courteous, knowledgeable experts ready to help you with all your metal recycling needs. We are your recycling partner, utilizing CMC’s global network to help provide you the best price for your scrap metal. Our yard is clean and secure, offering a customer unloading area that is safe and efficient.

CMC Recycling is proudly involved in our community, working with local fire departments, law enforcement and schools. We are also involved in the South Carolina Recycler’s Association and Richland County Recycles Day. Our dedicated team of professionals strives to make a difference in our community through community involvement and environmental stewardship.

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Current Pricing

Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per LB)

No. 1 Copper


No. 2 Copper


LT Copper


Insulated CU Wire #1 50%


Insulated CU Wire #2 40%


Red Brass


Yellow Brass


Refinery Brass (>50%)


Brass Radiators


Irony Brass Radiators


Aluminum Cans


Sheet Aluminum


Cast Aluminum


PTD Aluminum Siding


Aluminum Clips (MLC)


Aluminum Extrusion (5% FE)


Aluminum Extrusion (100% Clean)


Clean Aluminum Wheels


Old Sheet Aluminum (5% FE)


Aluminum / Copper Reefers


Alum / Copper Reefers (w/FE)


Aluminum Coolers


304 Stainless Steel


Clean Lead


Lead Batteries - Automotive


Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per 100 LBs)

#1 Prepared


#1 Unprepared


3' Prepared P&S Steel


Unprepared P&S Steel


Incomplete cars - missing motor or other major parts


Whole Cars - w/ motor & transmission




Payment Guidelines

Please bring a valid state-issued ID when selling your scrap metal. Payment will be made with a voucher up to $1,000 that is redeemable at our onsite ATM. Any amount over $1,000 will be paid with a check.

Note that South Carolina law prohibits cash payments for certain regulated items including copper, AC radiators and catalytic converters. You may also need to provide a recycler’s permit through the County Sheriff’s Department to sell your scrap. This is free to obtain and expires after two years. Sellers scrapping vehicles are required to provide the title of ownership or an affidavit of ownership if the vehicle is older than 12 model years.

Please call our office to discuss your recycling needs and any questions you may have about the payment process.

What 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
  • Radioactive materials
  • 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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