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ABOUT CALAMARI
SCRAP METAL

outstanding customer service &
Highest Prices paid for scrap Material

Scrap Metal Removal & Recycling, Essex CT

We have some of the most advanced material processing and handling equipment in the industry.

Calamari Recycling Co., Inc. was founded by John, Anthony, and their brother-in-law, Joseph Smith. Our business was established in 1935 on Howard Street near the Thames River in New London, Connecticut. This location was favorable for maximizing the influx of salvaged metal and efficiently turning the recycled metal as raw materials for export purposes.

Through the years, our management team has learned to survive fluctuations in the salvageable metals market. We have built a thriving business and a good reputation by providing excellent recycling services at all times.

Call 860-850-2532 for FREE estimates on our scrap metal recycling and removal services.

Family Owned & Operated

Relocating Our Recycling Facility

In the 1980s, the residents of New London wished to change the landscape of their city with a different development project. So the company got shifted to Trumbull Street, utilizing railroad lines for the shipment of products.

The management team was expanded to include the owner’s son and son-in-law, Paul Calamari and Vincent Nucci.

Calamari building

Location purchased by Pfizer

Another Reason to Relocate Our Recycling Business

Pfizer, a corporate neighbor in the New London Waterfront Redevelopment project, desired more contiguous property. So it purchased the Trumbull Street property from the Calamari Brothers. This became the other reason for them to relocate once again in 1998.

Location purchased by Pfizer

Another Reason to Relocate Our Recycling Business

Pfizer, a corporate neighbor in the New London Waterfront Redevelopment project, desired more contiguous property. So it purchased the Trumbull Street property from the Calamari Brothers. This became the other reason for them to relocate once again in 1998.

20 Town Dump Rd, Essex Ct

The Final Stop for Our Recycling Facility

In 1999, Calamari relocated to neighboring Essex, CT with the founder’s grandsons, Jonathan Nucci and his brother, Joel Nucci. An auto accident took the life of Jonathan, leaving Joel to manage the business.

Calamari Recycling Co. INC currently covers a 14-acre area and is located at 20 Town Dump Road in Essex, CT. It employs over 25 people on a full-time basis.

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying

John N
John N
2023-04-13
Friendly and a fantastic price! Highly recommend for great service. Thanks
Morgan Barrett
Morgan Barrett
2023-02-06
Good prices and friendly staff.
Jon S
Jon S
2022-10-04
First time here and a great experience. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Reasonable pricing. You should go out of your way to support smaller operations, especially this one. You get much better service.
Michael Forcucci
Michael Forcucci
2022-07-13
the person who took care of me was very knowledgeable and made me very comfortable in my dealings with him
Michele Lester
Michele Lester
2022-02-11
Great Prices, Great People, Clean Facility

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Hours

Mon - Fri: 7am -3:30pm Saturday : 7am - 11:30am

Location

20 Town Dump Road
Essex, CT 06426

When you need to recycle your construction debris, demolition debris, or scrap metal, we can help. We also buy everything from stainless steel, to copper, to brass, steel, and aluminum.

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