Sell Your Scrap Metal

CMC Recycling in Chattanooga pays top dollar for your scrap metals and we welcome all commercial, industrial businesses, dealers, brokers and individuals looking to sell their scrap metal. Our core values of integrity and honesty ensure that CMC Recycling customers receive maximum value for their scrap metal.

Listed below are a few quick bullet points related to Tennessee Scrap Laws.

  • Payment for copper and catalytic convertors require a five day waiting period, unless you are a preregistered business.
  • Aluminum copper coils can only be purchased from a licensed HVAC contractor.
  • We must have documentation of proper refrigerant removal prior to purchase.


  • Compressed gas cylinders with valve or closed containers of any kind
  • Asbestos-containing material
  • Acetylene or commercial gas cylinders
  • Ballast, capacitor or transformers
  • Cathode ray tubes
  • Containers with free-flow liquids (paint, oil, gasoline, etc)
  • Mercury switches or devices
  • Electronic scrap
  • Flammable or combustible material
  • Fluorescent light bulbs or ballast
  • CFCs or refrigerants
  • Munitions, bullets or explosives
  • Radioactive material
  • Beer kegs
  • Utility access covers
  • Historical markers and or grave markers

Call us today if you should have questions related to what can or cannot be recycled. We can be reached at (423) 267-2181 or visit us at 2000 Washington Street Chattanooga, TN 37408.


At Commercial Metals Company we take safety very seriously. We promote a safe and healthy environment for all individuals associated with CMC including employees, vendors, customers, and our surrounding communities. As our motto states: no amount of production or profit is worth injury to any employee. We have a commitment to quality, a commitment to our customers, and a commitment to safety that is demonstrated through doing our work RIGHT TODAY and RIGHT TOMORROW.

“The safety and well-being of CMC employees is of the highest priority for Commercial Metals Company.”
-Joe Alvarado, President & CEO CMC