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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

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Hours of Operation

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

Current Pricing

Last updated: 7/8/2020 1:56:01 PM

Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per LB)

No. 1 Copper

$2.39/LB

No. 2 Copper

$2.22/LB

Insulated CU Wire #1

$1.28/LB

Insulated CU Wire #2

$0.77/LB

Low Grade Insulated Wire

$0.33/LB

Yellow Brass

$1.45/LB

Refinery Brass (>50%)

$0.81/LB

Brass Radiators

$1.31/LB

Irony Brass Radiators

$0.82/LB

Aluminum Cans

$0.26/LB

Sheet Aluminum

$0.21/LB

Cast Aluminum

$0.08/LB

PTD Aluminum Siding

$0.29/LB

Aluminum Clips (MLC)

$0.31/LB

Clean Aluminum Wheels

$0.31/LB

Aluminum Copper Radiators

Call for pricing

Aluminum Coolers

$0.17/LB

304 Stainless Steel

$0.28/LB

Clean Lead

$0.30/LB

Catalytic Converters

Call for pricing

Lead Batteries - Automotive

$0.16/LB

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per 100 LBs)

Short Iron/#2 HMS Prepared

$4.25/CWT

Long Iron/#1 and #2 HMS Unprepared

$2.75/CWT

Shredder Tin

$2.75/CWT

Payment Guidelines

Please bring any type of federal or state-issued ID. We can pay cash up to $3,000 for most items unless prohibited by state law. Tennessee law requires a 5-day waiting period for copper payments and catalytic convertors, and you must have a HVAC license to sell aluminum or copper­­­­­­ coils from AC units.

What 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

"I have been a customer for decades and appreciate CMC's excellent service. Their staff are professional and trustworthy and I have benefited from their consistently strong market rates."

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