Here you can find the current scrap metal prices being paid by scrap yards in California USA. In general, scrap metal prices differ based on material and your location. We provide a range of different scrap yards for  all of your different types of scrap metal across California. We have the current scrap metal prices in California and the USA. The most profitable and sought after scrap metals  you can sell for top scrap metal prices in California include copper, brass, stainless steel, iron, lead,  scrap cars and even copper pipes. Recycling scrap metal through metal dealers in California can be a very good way to make a some cash and the best way to ensure you are getting good top prices for your scrap metal in California (per pound or lb) is to check listed scrap yards and metal dealers around California on our website.

Scrap metal prices California USA

Scrap Metal Prices vary from scrap yard to scrap yard in California. Fact is that California is a great city to find scrap yards that offer great scrap metal prices per Pound/ton. Many of California's 8.5 million population have got lots of scrap metals lying around and could net you quite a bit of cash when selling it to a recycle or scrap yard in California. Scrap cars, left over copper piping and wiring, soft drink cans, and even broken appliances such as cookers and washing machines are all considered scrap metal. Scrap metal prices offer by scrap yards in California and the USA vary daily so before you head to your local scrap yard to sell your scrap metal it could be a good idea to check the scrap metal prices by giving them a call.

Types of Scrap Metal you can Sell For Top Prices per tonne/Pound in California?

All kinds of scrap metal have a price and can be sold for good prices in California although you should take note that most scrap yards in California will not buy electrical equipment as scrap metal as the process of removing the scrap metal is not easy. The most common scrap metals that can be recycled for the best scrap metal prices in California and are accepted at almost all scrap metal recyclers and scrap yards include:


Stainless Steel






Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound California

It is good to know what prices per Pound a scrap yard or scrap metal recycle company in California is paying before you visit one. Below is a rough guide as to what scrap metal prices you should be offered in California.
Copper (clean) - $4.12 - $5.07
Aluminum - $0.19 - $1.01
Cans - $0.06 - $0.10
Clean Brass - $2.47 - $3.30
Lead - $0.57 - $0.91
Stainless Steel - $0.82 - $1.24
Steel Radiators - $1.24 - $2.88
Now that you understand the value of your scrap metal you should be able to figure out if the scrap metal prices localscrap yards in California are offering are competitive or not

Scrap Metal Prices California Scrap/Recycle Metal Info?

Recycled cans can go from your bin to another product in only 60 days? Recycling Scrap Metal helps us look after our environment by reducing the amount of raw materials being used.

All scrap yards in California purchase non ferrous metals such as , copper, lead, nickel, tin, zinc and more metals like these can be recycled time and time again and at the moment scrap yards in California and throughout the USA are screaming out for all types of scrap metals and most are offering competitive scrap metal prices in California. 

Below and on our homepage is a scrap metal prices guide on this you can view a rough value of scrap metal. Scrap yards in California should offer prices similar to the ones displayed on the chart so you can still use the chart to get a rough idea of the true prices you should be offered for your scrap metals. 

 Scrap Metal Recycling Prices California
There a wide range of benefits of recycling scrap metal in California, not only can it make you some extra cash, it also massively helps us keep the planet clean. We do not need to scour our planet for more materials if we reuse them over and over again. Scrap metal can be reused hundreds of times, saving thousands of pounds worth of energy. Not only that, but California scrap yards also help to ensure that all of our metal using industries have the materials to keep running, without allowing all of the valuable scrap metal pieces simply ending up in a landfill.

Types Of Scrap Metal You Can Sell For Top Prices Per Pound in California

In California and many other cities Scrap Metal is generally broken down into various different types of subdivisions, ferrous metals and non ferrous metals. There are other types of scrap metal that will usually be accepted by scrap yards in California, these are detailed more thoroughly below: 

Types of machinery from industrial facilities.
Metallic waste produce from industrial facilities.
Non-functional motor vehicles including motorbikes, cars, vans, trucks and more.

Examples of ferrous scrap metals California scrap yards will pay top prices for include various types of copper, lead, , iron, brass and steel. These types of metal are regularly located within ordinary California household appliances and utensils. All in all you will find that recycling ferrous scrap will usually return substantially lower scrap metal prices than non ferrous scrap. Do not let this put you off recycling these types of metals because it is still possible to make a significant amount of money from it.

Examples of non ferrous scrap metals that California Scrap Yards will be more than willing to buy include (these are the most popular forms) copper, , brass and more. 

Many people in California are completely unaware of the widespread availability to scrap metal vendors who are exceptionally keen to purchase scrap metal every single day. While most California scrap yards have specific standards for each individual type of scrap metal, if you meet these then it couldn't be easier to turn your materials into a great price using our scrap metal prices above. 

Some examples of the best metals to sell for top prices per tonne/Pound in California include ; a number of different types of cabling, radiators, wheels, extrusion, sheets, castings and more. Similarly for copper there is cabling, coils, wires and a variety of different types of alloys too.

As you can see, determining the type of scrap that you possess can be a convoluted matter that is off putting for the majority of people. However, once you get past this step it is possible to make a lot of money by taking each piece to a scrap metal yard in California.

Scrap Metal Prices California

You should remember you can find a range of different forms of scrap metal within many pieces of electronic equipment and the fact that many scrap yards will not accept this type of metal.

Below is a general guide that illustrates typical scrap metal prices you will find for various different materials in California. The prices listed below vary because scrap yards generally vary by area and obviously the quality of the metal affects the price too.

Metal Type Scrap Metal Prices California
Copper$2.45 to $3.67 per Kilo
Mixed Copper$3.06 to $4.28 per Kilo
Copper Wire$0.92 to $1.15 per Kilo
Aluminium$0.12 to $0.92 per Kilo
Aluminium Cans$0.06 to $0.12 each
Clean Brass$0.93 to $1.56 per Kilo
Mixed Brass$1.56 to $2.80 per Kilo
Stainless Steel$0.46 to $1.24 per Kilo
Iron$0.05 to $0.10 per Kilo
Titanium$1.74 to $2.49 per Kilo
Gold$9.96 to $31.12 per Gram
Silver$0.16 to $0.32 per Gram
Platinum$18.67 to $31.12 per Gram
Lead$0.55 to $1.24 per Kilo
Car Battery$3.11 to $6.22 each
Truck Battery$4.59 to $9.34 each
Clean Radiator$1.87 to $2.49 per Kilo
Mixed Radiator$0.93 to $1.56 per Kilo
Here is a list of scrap yards in California, feel free to call any of them to request their latest scrap metal prices

420 College St
Woodland, California 95695
Phone: 559-355-2521

Sims Metal Mgmt -Richmond CA
600 South 4th Street
Richmond, California 94804
Phone: 510-412-5300

Schnitzer – OAKLAND
1101 Embarcadero West
Oakland, California 94607
Phone: 510-444-3919

Schnitzer – SAN JOSE
11665 Berryessa Road
San Jose, California 95133
Phone: 408-452-0777

Sims Metal Mgmt- San Jose
1800 Monterey Highway
San Jose, California 95112
Phone: 408-494-4200

J & M Recycling: W. Sacramento
2205 Rice Ave
West Sacramento, California 95691
Phone: 916-372-4223

TKO Recycling Center
2450 Rice Ave
West Sacramento, California 95691
Phone: 1-888-225-5856

Capitol City Recycling
3185 Longview Dr
Sacremento, California 95821
Phone: (916) 334-3591

J & M Recycling: Woodland
1310 East Beamer Street
Woodland, California 95695
Phone: 530-662-8253

Metro Steel Recycling
19389 Country Rd 102
Woodland, California 95695
Phone: 530-662-9243

Auburn Community Recycling
350 Sacramento St
Auburn, California 95603
Phone: 530-889-2267

J & W Auto Services
2587 Jasper Lane
Wheatland, California 95692
Phone: (530) 633-4848

Carworks Inc.
3094 N Township Rd.
Yuba City, California 95993
Phone: 530-673-7180

Antioch Recycling Center
1305 Sunset Dr.
Antioch, California 94509
Phone: 925-757-0765

Stockton Recycling Center
1533 Waterloo Rd
Stockton, California 95205
Phone: (209) 942-2267

Christenson Recycling Center
1501 Loveridge Rd #16
Pittsburgh, California 94565
Phone: (925) 566-2906

Alco Iron and Metal-Stockton
1815 Navy Dr.
Stockton, 95206
Phone: 209-932-1107

Universial Service Recycling
3200 S El Dorado St.
Stockton, California 95206
Phone: 209-944-9555

Pacific Rim Recycling
3690 Sprig Dr.
Suite A
Benicia, California 94510
Phone: 707-746-6067

Steel Mill Recycling
659 E Napa Junction Rd
American Canyon, California 94503
Phone: 707-226-3950

160 Main St.
Suite C
Colusa, California 95932
Phone: 530-458-4131

Alco Metal & Iron Company
629 Azuar Drive
Vallejo, California 94592
Phone: 707-562-1107

C & S Scrap Metals
360 Arbor Road
Tracy, California 95304
Phone: (209) 836-4293

Action Metal Recycling
385 Pittsburg Ave.
Richmond, California 94801
Phone: 510-236-2488

669 Gilmans St
Berkeley, California 94710
Phone: 510-524-5355

2730 Peralta St.
Oakland, California 94607
Phone: 510-893-6476

The New Tin Yard
623 Kansas Ave
Modesto, California 95351
Phone: 209-522-6456

Modesto Junk Company
1425 9th St
Modesto, California 95354
Phone: 209-522-1435

Alco Iron and Metal-San Leandro
1091 Doolittle Drive
San Leandro, California 94577
Phone: 510-562-1107

Alco Iron and Metal ( CRV)
2366 Davis St
San Leandro, 94577
Phone: 510-562-1107

DC Metals Recyclers
2399 Davis St
San Leandro, California 94577
Phone: 510-569-2255

Go Green Recycling Inc.
2413 Yosemite Blvd,
Modesto, California 95354
Phone: (209) 578-5857

3940 Moffett Rd
Ceres, California 95307
Phone: 209-541-0711

CIRCOSTA Iron & Metal
1801 Evans Avenue
San Fransisco, California 94124
Phone: 415.282.8568

6640 Redeker Place
Newark, California 94560
Phone: (510) 713-9500

Timberline Disposal Service
230 Soda Bay Rd
Lakeport, California 95453
Phone: (707) 263-7682

Gurona Corp.
33 Gellert Blvd.
Ste. 161
Daly City, California 94015
Phone: 650-755-6788

Alan Steel & Supply
505 E Bayshore Rd
Redwood City, California 94063
Phone: (650) 369-2526

Alco Iron and Metal- San Jose
1788 Rogers Ave
San Jose, California 95112
Phone: 408-436-1107

Danny’s Recycling Center
1745 Walsh Ave
Santa Clara, California 95050
Phone: (408) 492-9033

Ranch Town Recycling Center
775 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, California 95126
Phone: (408) 292-3333

710 E. McGlincy Ln
Campbell, California 95008
Phone: 4083715834

TCS Metals LLC- Ukiah
3515 Taylor Drive
Ukiah, California 95482
Phone: 707-234-6425
Scrap Metal Prices California