Conserving Resources

Through Recycling

Serving Battle Creek and Southwest Michigan for over 100 Years!

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(269) 968-6111

Sell My Junk Car

 We offer top dollar for all vehicles. Start by Filling Out This Form. We pay cash for your junk car or truck, even if it doesn’t run!

  Scale Pricing Scrap Metal

1000lbs +

#1 Copper non-ferrous

↑ $1.75/lb

↑ $1.85/lb

↑ $2.00/lb

↑ $ 2.20/lb

#2 Copper

↑ $1.55/lb

↑ $1.65/lb

↑ $1.80/lb

↑ $2.00/lb

Aluminum Breakage

↓ $0.05/lb

Aluminum Extrusions

↑ $0.32/lb

↑ $0.32/lb

↑ $0.34/lb

↑ $0.36/lb

Aluminum Radiators

↑ $0.20/lb

Aluminum Sheet

↑ $0.20/lb

↑ $0.22/lb

↑ $0..22/lb

↑ $0.25/lb

Aluminum Siding

↑ $0.30/lb

↑ $0.32/lb

↑ $0.35/lb

↑ $0.35/lb

Aluminum Turnings

↑ $0.10/lb

Aluminum Wheels

↓ $0.35/lb

↓ $0.35/lb

↓ $0.40/lb

↓ $0.40/lb


↑ $100.00 NT

Batteries Car/Truck

↓ $0.10/lb


↑ $1.35/lb


↑ $1.20/lb

Car Motors

↑ $100.00 NT

Carbide Tips/Inserts

↑ $2.50/lb

Copper Ins #1 (75%) non-ferrous

↑ $1.20/lb

Copper Ins #2 (50%) non-ferrous

↑ $0.65/lb

Copper Ins Thin (25%) non-ferrous

↑ $0.30/lb

CU / AL Radiators

↑ $0.90/lb


↑ $0.20/lb

Electric Motors

↑ $0.12/lb

Lead - Misc/Range

↑ $0.30/lb

Lead - Wheel Weights

↑ $0.05/lb

Light Iron


Mixed Cast ferrous

↑ $100.00 NT

Mixed Iron

↑ $105.00 NT

Sheet Iron

↑ $100.00 NT

Stainless Steel non-ferrous

↑ $0.30/lb


↑ $0.32/lb

↑ $0.34/lb

Tool Steel

↑ $0.08/lb


↓ $105.00/ton

X-Mas Lights

↑ $0.10/lb


↑ $0.20/lb

*Ferrous Metals mostly contain iron, are magnetic, good conductors of electricity, have low resitance to rust, and often weigh more.
*Non-Ferrous Metals do not contain iron, are NOT magnetic, are malleable, have a high resistance to rust, and often weigh less.

Metal Materials & Scrap We Buy

Ferrous Scrap

End of Life Vehicles and other scrap including:

  • Junk Cars
  • Old Trucks
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel
Appliances including:

  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators,
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers,
  • Air Conditioners

Non-Ferrous Scrap

  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Pots and Pans
  • Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
  • Aluminum Patio Furniture
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wire
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
  • Cable, Fence and Wire
  • Christmas Lights
  • Copper
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors and Window Frames
  • TV Cable


  • Computers
  • Keyboards
  • Motherboards
  • Office Electronics
  • Phones
  • Printers
  • RAM

The following items are prohibited from acceptance at Franklin Iron and Metal and its subsidiaries, except by special arrangement. Please call ahead to make arrangements: (269) 968-6111 


  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) unless the facility has agreed to recover the refrigerants
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
  • Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
  • Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs

Safety First, Always

Franklin Iron and Metal creates an environment to help eliminate industrial and environmental hazards. Our safety program is successful thanks to a company-wide commitment and strong safety culture. Employees and customers come first.
Please observe these safety guidelines in our facilities:
  • Watch out for heavy equipment.
  • Make eye contact with the operator before moving around mobile equipment.
  • Follow directions of traffic directors and inspectors.
  • Only enter the unloading areas when instructed.
  • Exit vehicle and stay in the designated area if your vehicle is unloaded with mobile equipment.
  • Do not climb on or take material from scrap piles.
  • Observe “No Smoking” and “Do Not Enter” signs in the yard.
  • Watch out for pedestrians while driving (especially when backing up).
  • Check for moving railcars at crossings and proceed cautiously over tracks.
  • Report any injuries to the FIM office promptly.
  • Dress appropriately – wear sturdy shoes and use gloves to handle scrap.
Thank you for making our yards safer by following these guidelines!

Industrial Recycling Programs

Franklin Iron and Metal specializes in industrial scrap recycling services for businesses and tradesmen.  FIM offers high quality and reliable services that consistently exceed customer’s expectations.

Is your material ready for pick-up? Contact our container service team to get prompt and personalized service from our logistics team.

  • Email Here
  • Phone (269) 968-6111

Certified Scales

We offer a state-of-the-art, computerized, drive-on scales to provide accurate weight readouts and even faster transaction payments.

Roll-off Services

From logistics to transportation, we’ll arrange for reliable and efficient scrap shipment. Whether you need a roll-off container for your manufacturing facility, construction site, cleanup project, or at your recycling facility, we’ll deliver it on-site and on time.

Special Contractor Pricing

Increased pricing and deals for large scale producers.

Technology Focused

Did you know over 70 million tons of scrap material ends up in landfills if not recycled? At Franklin Iron and Metal we are committed to a greener planet through the use of innovative technologies.
  • Our highly-efficient ferrous recycling program utilizes, balers, shears and sorting equipment.
  • Our non-ferrous recycling program includes baling, shearing, wire recovery, accurately sorting alloys, custom packaging and toll conversion arrangements
  • Our sortation system ensures every ounce of metal is extracted during the recycling process. This allows us to accurately determine the scrap grades, reducing the variability in scrap charges.


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Before You Arrive…

Before you load your material…

  1. Review the list of what we buy and what we don’t buy.
  2. Review our current day scrap prices.
  3. Know where you are going. Get Directions.
  4. We are open Monday thru Friday until 4:30pm. Don’t be late!


When you arrive…

  1. FIRST CHECK IN at the front office and present a valid photo ID. Then receive your weigh-in ticket.
  2. Proceed to the unloading area and remove the scrap from your vehicle. We will assist based on our availability but please be prepared to help unload.
  3. Go back to the scale and get weighed out. We will give you a ticket based on the weight difference and competive current scrap prices.
  4. Finally, take your ticket to the ATM, follow the instructions, and get paid cash on the spot.


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Sell Your Scrap

120 South Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49014


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