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Scrap Metal Prices in California, United States

The prices listed below are state average prices paid by scrap yards in California, United States. Prices are collected from scrap yards directly and updated bi-weekly.
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Aluminum Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
6061 Aluminum Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB2020-09-16
6063 Aluminum Scrap0.450.450.45USD/LB2018-04-16
6063 Extrusions Scrap0.550.550.55USD/LB2018-04-16
ACSR Wire Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB2018-01-09
Al/Cu Radiators /Fe Scrap0.500.500.50USD/LB2018-01-09
Al/Cu Radiators Scrap0.680.680.68USD/LB2018-04-16
Aluminum Borings Scrap0.350.350.35USD/LB2018-08-02
Aluminum Breakage Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB2018-08-02
Aluminum Cans Scrap1.751.751.75USD/LB2018-03-05
Aluminum Car Rims Scrap0.470.470.45USD/LB2018-09-21
Aluminum Cast Scrap0.290.300.28USD/LB2020-11-05
Aluminum Extrusion Scrap0.300.350.25USD/LB2020-03-18
Aluminum Extrusion Scrap - Clean 10/100.500.550.45USD/LB2019-02-05
Aluminum Extrusion Scrap Unclean0.300.400.20USD/LB2018-05-08
Aluminum Foil Scrap0.080.080.08USD/LB2018-04-16
Aluminum Litho Scrap0.300.350.25USD/LB2020-11-05
Aluminum MLC Clips Scrap0.370.370.37USD/LB2018-04-16
Aluminum Old Sheet Scrap Clean0.350.350.35USD/LB2018-01-09
Aluminum Radiators /Fe Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB2018-01-09
Aluminum Radiators Scrap0.280.280.28USD/LB2018-01-09
Aluminum Scrap0.940.940.94USD/LB2020-04-07
Aluminum Scrap Dirty0.120.120.12USD/LB2018-04-16
Aluminum Sheet Scrap0.170.200.15USD/LB2020-11-05
Aluminum Wheels Clean Scrap0.550.550.55USD/LB2018-08-02
Chrome Wheels Scrap0.200.200.20USD/LB2019-08-27
E.C. Aluminum Wire Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB2018-08-02
Insulated Aluminum Wire Scrap0.170.250.10USD/LB2020-11-05
Painted Aluminum Scrap0.450.450.45USD/LB2018-08-02
Brass Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Auto Radiators Scrap0.801.160.45USD/LB2020-04-07
Brass Radiator Scrap0.800.850.75USD/LB2020-11-05
Brass Scrap Clean1.431.531.33(USD/LB)2020-04-07
Brass Scrap Dirty0.500.500.50USD/LB2018-01-09
Plumbing Brass Scrap1.251.401.10USD/LB2020-11-05
Red Brass Scrap1.581.621.53USD/LB2020-11-05
Yellow Brass Scrap1.451.471.43USD/LB2020-11-05
Copper Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Scrap2.372.372.37USD/LB2018-01-09
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.262.322.20USD/LB2020-11-05
#1 Insulated Copper Wire1.331.361.30USD/LB2020-11-05
#2 Copper Scrap2.122.122.12USD/LB2018-01-09
#2 Copper Tubing Scrap2.382.502.25USD/LB2020-11-05
#2 Insulated Copper Wire0.710.840.57USD/LB2020-11-05
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap0.650.650.65USD/LB2018-01-09
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap0.400.400.40USD/LB2020-09-16
Alternator Scrap0.090.100.08USD/LB2018-01-09
Bare Bright Copper Scrap2.632.752.50USD/LB2020-11-05
Brass Shells Scrap1.501.801.20USD/LB2020-11-05
Bright/Shiny Copper2.202.202.20USD/LB2020-09-16
Bronze Scrap1.401.501.30USD/LB2020-11-05
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Clean)0.700.800.60USD/LB2020-03-18
Copper cable scrap1.301.800.80USD/LB2018-05-08
Copper Transformer Scrap0.200.300.10USD/LB2020-11-05
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.001.001.00USD/LB2018-08-02
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.451.451.45USD/LB2018-08-02
Electric Motors Scrap0.090.100.08USD/LB2020-09-15
Heater Cores Scrap1.201.201.20USD/LB2018-01-09
Romex Wire Scrap1.001.030.97USD/LB2020-09-15
Starters Scrap0.060.080.05USD/LB2018-01-09
Xmas Lights Scrap0.010.010.01USD/LB2020-09-16
Glass Cullet
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
CRV Glass0.520.520.52USD/LB2018-09-06
Glass Bottles0.100.100.10USD/LB2018-10-11
Lead Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Lead Scrap0.290.320.27USD/LB2020-11-05
Lead Wheel Weights Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB2018-01-09
Paper Stock
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Cardboard75.0075.0075.00USD/Ton2018-09-06
Old Newspaper82.5082.5082.50USD/Ton2018-09-06
Plastic Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 PET Plastic1.241.241.24USD/LB2018-09-06
#2 HDPE Plastic0.600.600.60(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#3 PVC Plastic0.480.480.48(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#4 LDPE Plastic2.032.032.03(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#5 PP Plastic0.550.550.55(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#6 PS Plastic5.485.485.48(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#7 Other Plastic0.310.310.31(USD/LB)2019-01-07
Bi-Metal CRV Cans0.360.360.36USD/LB2018-05-22
CRV Other Plastic0.310.310.31USD/LB2018-05-22
CRV Plastic #11.261.261.26USD/LB2018-09-06
CRV Plastic #20.590.590.59USD/LB2018-09-07
HDPE CRV Plastic0.570.570.57USD/LB2018-05-22
LDPE CRV Plastic2.042.042.04USD/LB2018-05-22
PET CRV Plastic1.241.241.24USD/LB2018-05-22
PP CRV Plastic0.550.550.55USD/LB2018-05-22
PS CRV Plastic5.645.645.64USD/LB2018-05-22
PVC CRV Plastic0.610.610.61USD/LB2018-05-22
Stainless Steel Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
304 Stainless Steel Scrap0.330.450.20USD/LB2020-11-05
316 Stainless Steel Scrap0.330.450.20USD/LB2020-09-15
Stainless Steel ​Unclean0.100.100.10USD/LB2018-01-09
Stainless Steel Scrap0.210.210.21USD/LB2018-07-27
Steel Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Steel Scrap0.020.020.02USD/LB2019-03-25
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