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Do you have a garage full of scrap metal that you know is worth something or just can’t bear to throw it away? Do you have a shed with an old appliance or two that you just can’t seem to make time to repair and sell? Interested in turning your aluminum cans into cold hard cash? Have an old, non-running car you’re tired of seeing in the yard?

As the premier metal salvage company in East Tennessee, these are just a few of the problems that Roane Metals can solve for you.

Roane Metals makes it easy to sell your normal, everyday recyclable items containing metal quickly and painlessly. Not only can you count on receiving courteous and knowledgeable service, but also that you’re visiting one of the highest paying junk yards in the Southeast.

If you’ve never been to a scrap yard, let us show you how easy it can truly be.

Metal Recycling Near Me

If you have scrap metal for sale, we’re buying!

Not to mention, it’s super easy to trade your scrap into cash with Roane Metals. Simply bring your metal or appliances to our location at 234 Cardiff Valley Road in Rockwood, TN, and we’ll ensure you have an easy time making money from your scrap metal.

When you arrive,  you’ll be greeted by a friendly and professional attendant who will take a quick look at your scrap metal, take your license and vehicle information, and advise you to drive your vehicle (and a trailer if you have one) to our industrial scales that will take an accurate measurement of your vehicle fully loaded.

Once you’ve been weighed in, your attendant will direct you where to take your scrap to be unloaded. We have heavy equipment for easy unloading of especially large loads. For your typical pick-up truck full of scrap metal, you can dump in the discharge pile and head back to the scale to get weighed again and receive your money. That’s it! You’ve successfully turned your old car, appliances, and/or scrap metal into cold hard cash.

Depending on the time and day you visit our metal recycling facility, you can expect the entire process to take as little as 5 minutes and no longer than 45 minutes.

Scrap Metal Prices

As a scrap metal recycler, we purchase your metal based on weight. The amount our scrap yard pays out fluctuates with worldwide supply and demand and can change without notice. We get many questions about aluminum scrap prices and copper price per pound every day and are happy to take your phone call with any metal recycling questions you may have, including giving you the current scrap metal pricing. While it’s uncommon for the price to change while you are on the way to the metal scrap yard, please keep in mind that it could happen.

Recycling Today for a Better Tomorrow

Recycling your metal is not only good for your wallet: you’re also helping the environment because 100% of the metal that you turn in will be recycled for other purposes. In fact, U.S. Scrap recyclers processed 130 million tons of scrap metal and other materials last year, creating significant energy savings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving natural resources, and limiting the amount of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

Metal Recycling Helps the Economy

So you’re making money and saving the environment; could it get any better? Yes! You’re also helping to stimulate the economy and create new jobs. According to independent research, the scrap recycling industry helps to support the jobs of over 530,000 US workers while generating $117 billion in economic activity! * A robust recycling system is a sign of a health and efficient market as a whole.

2017 Recycling Industry Yearbook 

We Buy Old Cars

Interested in finding out how to make good money for scrap cars?  Among the most common types of metal recycling that takes place at Roane Metals is scrapping old cars.  We make it easy to earn cash for cars: bring your vehicle down or call for car removal, and we’ll take care of the rest.  No title? No problem.  We’ll use the vehicle VIN to do a $5 title search if you don’t have a title to the vehicle.

As of July 19, 2021, the following charges have been updated:

  • If you bring a car in to scrap and it does NOT have a hold in the gas tank and has been properly drained beforehand, the charge will be $50.
  • If you bring in heavy equipment, i.e. dozers, dump trucks, or farm equipment, that has hydraulics, oil, and/or fuel in it, you will be charged $50-$75 for oil/fuel and/or $75-$100 for hydraulics.

Types of Scrap Metal We Buy

There are two kinds of metals that are recyclable: ferrous and non-ferrous.  Ferrous metals are the most common type of scrap metal.  This category includes metals that contain iron or alloys of iron such as stainless steel.  Non-ferrous scrap metal, alternatively, include aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium, zinc, and alloys such as brass.  Non-ferrous metals are worth much more per pound and thus, while it’s not required, are worth separating out.


  • MCM Wire
  • #2 Insulated Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Ballasts
  • Spaghetti Wire
  • House Wire (Romex)
  • Sealed Units
  • CU Transformers
  • #2 Insulated (Low Grade)


  • Appliances
  • Cars
  • Shred/Tin
  • #1 Steel
  • Cast Iron


  • Auto Radiators
  • FE Auto Radiators
  • Yellow Brass
  • Red Brass
  • Heater Cores


  • Clean Sheet Lead
  • Wheel Weights
  • Car Batteries
  • Clean Zinc-Diecast
  • Irony Zinc


  • CD and Floppy Drives
  • Laptops
  • PC Tower
  • Motherboards
  • Hard Drives w/ Boards
  • Hard Drives wo/ Boards
  • Power Supply


  • Bare Bright
  • #1 Copper
  • #2 Copper


  • Clean Stainless Steel
  • FE Stainless Steel


  • Carbide
  • Magnesium
  • Inconel
  • Nickel
  • Titanium
  • Catalytic Converters

What We Don’t Buy

Our primary concerns have always included the protection of the environment, the health and safety of our employees and visitors, and compliance with the many laws and regulations affecting our operations. As part of our efforts to stay on top of these things, we have an on-going program to identify those materials that we can safely and efficiently recycle and those we cannot. Here’s a reminder of the materials that we will not accept. These materials include:

  • Any “Hazardous Waste” as defined any applicable federal, state, or local law or regulation.
  • Materials containing asbestos.
  • PCB Transformers, capacitors, light ballasts, or other equipment or containers that contain or are contaminated with PCBs (unless they have been completely cleaned in accordance with applicable laws and policies and with our prior approval).
  • Appliances, “white goods,” or other scrap items containing refrigerants or CFCs (unless the refrigerants or CFCs have been removed with proper certification in accordance to applicable laws and with our prior approval).
  • Cylinders or other containers of compress gas, including propane bottles.
  • Sealed containers
  • Nickel-cadmium batteries
  • Flammable materials
  • Drums, tanks, or other containers that may have an residues on or in them (unless they have been completely cleaned in accordance with applicable laws and with our prior approval).
  • Materials containing excess or free flowing oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, or other hydrocarbons.
  • Radioactive materials
  • Garbage, trash, or excessive quantities of dirt, concrete, or other non-recyclable materials
  • Mercury containing items, such as switches, ABS units, thermostats, etc.

This list is not meant to be all-inclusive. If you are questioning an item, please contact us, and we can fully discuss.