About Us


Experienced and Reliable

Experienced and Reliable

Experienced and Reliable

Seaton Iron and Metal company was founded in 1946 and is the original Seaton's in Athens, TN. We have over 70 years of experience in the scrap metal business, from buying to selling, container services, and hauling, we can handle any of your scrap metal needs.  


Quality Products

Experienced and Reliable

Experienced and Reliable

We offer new and surplus metals in our steel warehouse, and if we don't have what you are looking for in stock, then we can order it for you. We have round and square tubing, angle, plate, pipe, expanded, bar grading, Ibeams, and channel. We can also cut steel to your desired size if needed. Delivery upon request available with a haul fee depending on your location.



Experienced and Reliable


Bringing scrap metal to Seaton Iron and Metal is the best way to help your community by recycling and also put a little cash in your pocket. We take everything from aluminum cans, wheels, roofing, to old refrigerators, washing machines and vehicles. You are welcome to give us a call with any questions on pricing or on what we will and will not take.  

Scrap Metal we accept and don't accept


Scrap metal we buy

  • Appliances (washers, Dryers, Refrigerators) 
  • Plate and Structural 
  • Cast Iron
  • Cars
  • Busheling
  • Aluminum (Cans, sheet, extrusion, cast, mcc)
  • Copper (#1, #2, insulated) 
  • Zinc
  • Brass (yellow, red)
  • Stainless Steel (304, 316)
  • Lead (Batteries, soft, range) 

Scrap Metal we do not accept


  • Broken, cracked, or leaking batteries
  • Cylinders or other containers of compressed gas (including propane)
  • Flammable materials
  • Hazardous waste (including asbestos)
  • Liquids of any type
  • Materials containing asbestos
  • Mercury / mercury switches
  • NiCad-Batteries
  • Office machines and electronic equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, scanners, computers and monitors
  • PCB containing materials such as capacitors or light ballasts
  • PCB/Transformers/Capacitors
  • Radioactive materials
  • Trash, garbage, concrete and other non-recyclable items
  • Unidentifiable materials




We offer multiple options for our small and commercial businesses. Container pick-up, Plant and Lay down yard Clean-ups.


We have 20, 30, and 40 yards available. We also have DD's, flatbeds, Van trailers, Scrap trailers and hoppers to suit any of your needs. 


We have a 48 hour dispatch service, meaning the moment you call your pan in for a pick up or swap we will do our best to have it picked up for you within 48 hours, and most of the time we offer same day or next day pick up. 

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Contact us at your convenience for questions, and pricing, or feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Seaton Iron & Metal Co., Inc.

132 County Road 370, Athens, TN 37303, US

(423) 745-3192 Seaton01@comcast.net


Open today

08:00 am – 05:00 pm

We stop receiving materials at 4:45 on Monday through Friday.