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CMC’s South Austin recycling location has been serving the greater south Austin area for 35 years. Individual customers who visit our facility will benefit from our industry leading services, competitive pricing and dedicated and experience team of professionals ready to provide excellent customer service. Our primarily concrete facility and 13-acre footprint means customers will have plenty of space to carry out their recycling with minimal disruption.

In addition, we’re one of the only metal recyclers in the area with a fleet of our own trucks and trailers, capable of handling industrial work and larger projects. We’re capable of various large-scale projects, mobilizing the right trucks, trailers or roll-off boxes, along with employees if needed, to ensure that even the most challenging of projects is handled quickly, safely and professionally.

We’re more than happy to work with any customer to get the best value for their scrap metal. Come see us, located just west of I-35 on Industrial.

Current Pricing

Last updated: 12/2/2020 2:36:24 PM

Nonferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per LB)

No. 1 Copper


No. 2 Copper


LT Copper


Insulated CU Wire #1 50%

Call for pricing

Insulated CU Wire #2 40%

Call for pricing

Red Brass


Yellow Brass


Refinery Brass (>50%)

Call for pricing

Brass Radiators


Irony Brass Radiators


Aluminum Cans


Sheet Aluminum


Cast Aluminum


PTD Aluminum Siding


6061 Alum (no plate/sheet)


6063 Aluminum


Clean Aluminum Wheels


Irony Aluminum (include attachments)


Aluminum / Copper Reefers


Alum / Copper Reefers (w/FE)


Aluminum Clips (MLC)


Aluminum Coolers


304 Stainless Steel


Clean Lead


Lead Batteries - Automotive


Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices (per 100 LBs)

#1 Prepared


#1 Unprepared




Cast Iron


Payment Guidelines

Customers must have either a valid ID issued by the State of Texas (driver’s license, Texas State ID Card or a Texas License to Carry Handgun), or a valid military ID. ID’s must be state-issued Texas IDs.

CMC Recycling pays immediately for all materials, so you won’t have to wait for your money. However, we are subject to various regulations and if this is your first visit we may be required by law to issue a check for payment.

Customers with a physical address will be able to apply for a Cash Transaction Card that will then allow them to receive cash for all items on future visits. Otherwise, customers will be paid via check for certain materials.

Many items, including aluminum cans, certain types of steel and stainless steel, have no regulations or special requirements. However, certain types of scrap material require documentation or proof of ownership in order to sell. These include bronze material, copper or brass, lead and other regulated metals.

If you have any questions, we recommend you give us a call to verify any existing regulations prior to bringing your scrap to our facility.

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
  • 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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