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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.

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Current Pricing

Last updated: 11/18/2019 10:11:57 AM

Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per LB)

No. 1 Copper

$2.14/LB

No. 2 Copper

$1.92/LB

LT Copper

$1.82/LB

Insulated CU Wire #1 50%

$1.18/LB

Insulated CU Wire #2 40%

$0.64/LB

Red Brass

Call for pricing

Yellow Brass

$1.26/LB

Refinery Brass (>50%)

$0.68/LB

Brass Radiators

$1.12/LB

Irony Brass Radiators

$0.75/LB

Aluminum Cans

$0.29/LB

Sheet Aluminum

$0.16/LB

Cast Aluminum

$0.09/LB

PTD Aluminum Siding

$0.25/LB

Aluminum Clips (MLC)

$0.27/LB

6061 Alum (no plate/sheet)

$0.33/LB

Clean Aluminum Wheels

$0.36/LB

Aluminum Coolers

$0.15/LB

304 Stainless Steel

$0.24/LB

Clean Lead

$0.47/LB

Lead Batteries - Automotive

$0.21/LB

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per 100 LBs)

#1 Prepared

$4.25/CWT

#2 Prepared

$4.00/CWT

#2 Unprepared

$2.50/CWT

Shred/Tin

$2.50/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

"Friendly staff, clean facility. All staff members are knowledgeable, and always try to give you the best price. Express Center makes it easy for cans and small amounts of brass, copper and aluminum. Crane is great for when I have large loads of steel, and want a quick, hassle-free unload."

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