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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.
  • "Average Price" indicates the average price paid by all scrap yards in California cities listed.
  • "High Price" indicates the average for the highest prices paid by all scrap yards in California cities listed.
  • "Low Price" indicates the average for the lowest prices paid by all scrap yards in California cities listed.
Aluminum Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Aluminum Car Rims Scrap0.550.600.50USD/LB2021-10-20
Aluminum Cast Scrap0.350.360.34USD/LB2021-10-20
Aluminum Litho Scrap0.800.900.70USD/LB2021-10-20
Aluminum Sheet Scrap0.650.800.50USD/LB2021-10-20
Extruded Aluminum Scrap0.951.100.80USD/LB2021-10-20
Insulated Aluminum Wire Scrap0.300.450.15USD/LB2021-10-20
6061 Painted Aluminum Scrap0.400.400.40USD/LB2021-10-05
Chrome Wheels Scrap0.450.450.45USD/LB2021-10-05
Contaminated Al/Cu Radiator Scrap0.200.200.20USD/LB2021-10-05
Contaminated Aluminum Radiator Scrap0.150.150.15USD/LB2021-10-05
Contaminated Aluminum Scrap0.150.150.15USD/LB2021-10-05
Aluminum Extrusion Scrap0.600.650.55USD/LB2021-09-06
ACSR Wire Scrap0.200.200.20USD/LB2021-08-13
Al/Cu Radiators /Fe Scrap0.950.950.95USD/LB2021-08-13
Aluminum Old Sheet Scrap Clean0.400.400.40USD/LB2021-08-13
Aluminum Radiators /Fe Scrap0.150.150.15USD/LB2021-08-13
Aluminum Radiators Scrap0.340.340.34USD/LB2021-08-13
Aluminum Transmissions0.100.100.10USD/LB2021-08-13
6063 Aluminum Painted Extrusion Scrap0.400.400.40USD/LB2021-08-10
6063 Aluminum Scrap0.600.600.60USD/LB2021-08-10
6063 Painted Extrusion Aluminum Scrap0.400.400.40USD/LB2021-08-10
Al/Cu Radiators Scrap1.101.101.10USD/LB2021-08-10
Aluminum Clean Die Cast Scrap0.120.120.12USD/LB2021-08-10
Aluminum MLC Clips Scrap0.410.410.41USD/LB2021-08-10
#2 Painted Aluminum Scrap0.350.350.35USD/LB2021-08-09
6061 Aluminum Scrap0.550.550.55USD/LB2021-08-09
6063 Painted Aluminum Scrap0.550.550.55USD/LB2021-08-09
Aluminum Scrap0.730.730.73USD/LB2021-08-06
Aluminum Auto Wheels0.450.450.45USD/LB2021-08-03
Aluminum Big Rig Rims0.350.350.35USD/LB2021-08-03
Aluminum Extrusion Scrap - Clean 10/100.500.550.45USD/LB2019-02-05
Aluminum Borings Scrap0.350.350.35USD/LB2018-08-02
Aluminum Breakage Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB2018-08-02
Aluminum Wheels Clean Scrap0.530.530.53USD/LB2018-08-02
E.C. Aluminum Wire Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB2018-08-02
Painted Aluminum Scrap0.380.380.38USD/LB2018-08-02
Aluminum Extrusion Scrap Unclean0.300.400.20USD/LB2018-05-08
6063 Extrusions Scrap0.550.550.55USD/LB2018-04-16
Aluminum Foil Scrap0.080.080.08USD/LB2018-04-16
Aluminum Scrap Dirty0.140.140.14USD/LB2018-04-16
Aluminum Cans Scrap1.751.751.75USD/LB2018-03-05
Brass Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Brass Radiator Scrap1.251.351.15USD/LB2021-10-20
Plumbing Brass Scrap1.451.701.20USD/LB2021-10-20
Red Brass Scrap2.352.382.32USD/LB2021-10-20
Yellow Brass Scrap1.941.961.92USD/LB2021-10-20
Brass Scrap Dirty0.750.750.75USD/LB2021-08-13
Dirty Auto Radiators Scrap1.001.001.00USD/LB2021-08-13
Auto Radiators Scrap1.471.591.35USD/LB2021-08-06
Brass Scrap Clean1.431.531.33(USD/LB)2021-08-06
Copper Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Tube Scrap3.623.703.55USD/LB2021-10-20
#1 Insulated Copper Cable Scrap1.502.001.00USD/LB2021-10-20
#1 Insulated Copper Wire1.651.681.63USD/LB2021-10-20
#2 Copper Tubing Scrap3.503.583.43USD/LB2021-10-20
#2 Insulated Copper Wire0.881.000.75USD/LB2021-10-20
Bare Bright Copper Scrap4.054.203.90USD/LB2021-10-20
Brass Shells Scrap2.502.702.30USD/LB2021-10-20
Bronze Scrap2.252.502.00USD/LB2021-10-20
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Clean)1.651.801.50USD/LB2021-10-20
Copper Transformer Scrap0.400.550.25USD/LB2021-10-20
Electric Motors Scrap0.150.170.13USD/LB2021-10-20
Romex Wire Scrap1.611.641.57USD/LB2021-10-20
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap0.600.600.60USD/LB2021-10-05
Bright/Shiny Copper3.273.273.27USD/LB2021-10-05
Xmas Lights Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB2021-10-05
#1 Copper Scrap2.982.982.98USD/LB2021-08-13
#2 Copper Scrap2.852.852.85USD/LB2021-08-13
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap1.101.101.10USD/LB2021-08-13
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 35% Recovery0.600.600.60USD/LB2021-08-13
Alternator Scrap0.190.200.18USD/LB2021-08-13
Copper Breakage Scrap0.150.150.15USD/LB2021-08-13
Harness Wire Scrap0.700.700.70USD/LB2021-08-13
Heater Cores Scrap1.601.601.60USD/LB2021-08-13
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 80% Recovery2.502.502.50USD/LB2021-08-13
Romex 65% Copper Wire1.901.901.90USD/LB2021-08-13
Starters Scrap0.160.170.15USD/LB2021-08-13
Ballast and Sealed Units0.100.100.10USD/LB2021-08-03
Copper Radiators Scrap1.501.501.50USD/LB2021-08-03
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.001.001.00USD/LB2018-08-02
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.451.451.45USD/LB2018-08-02
Copper cable scrap1.301.800.80USD/LB2018-05-08
Glass Cullet
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Glass Bottles0.100.100.10USD/LB2018-10-11
CRV Glass0.490.490.49USD/LB2018-09-06
Iron Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Cast Iron200.00200.00200.00USD/NT2021-08-13
#1 HMS Prepared Iron Scrap120.00120.00120.00USD/Ton2021-08-03
#2 HMS UnPrepared Iron Scrap90.0090.0090.00USD/Ton2021-08-03
Lead Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Lead Scrap0.310.340.29USD/LB2021-10-20
Lead Wheel Weights Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB2021-08-13
Lead Scrap Dirty0.050.050.05USD/LB2021-08-10
Lead Batteries Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB2021-08-03
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
CRV Aluminum Cans1.651.651.65USD/LB2021-08-10
CRV Plastic #30.480.480.48USD/LB2021-08-10
CRV Plastic #42.082.082.08USD/LB2021-08-10
CRV Plastic #50.560.560.56USD/LB2021-08-10
CRV Plastic #65.315.315.31USD/LB2021-08-10
CRV Plastic #70.310.310.31USD/LB2021-08-10
#1 PETE Plastic Scrap1.261.261.26USD/LB2021-08-06
#2 HDPE Plastic0.590.590.59(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#3 PVC Plastic0.520.520.52(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#4 LDPE Plastic2.032.032.03(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#5 PP Plastic0.560.560.56(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#6 PS Plastic5.565.565.56(USD/LB)2019-01-07
#7 Other Plastic0.310.310.31(USD/LB)2019-01-07
CRV Plastic #20.580.580.58USD/LB2018-09-07
#1 PET Plastic1.241.241.24USD/LB2018-09-06
CRV Plastic #11.261.261.26USD/LB2018-09-06
Bi-Metal CRV Cans0.360.360.36USD/LB2018-05-22
CRV Other Plastic0.310.310.31USD/LB2018-05-22
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 Scrap0.751.000.50USD/LB2021-10-20
316 Stainless Steel Scrap0.751.000.50USD/LB2021-10-20
Contaminated Stainless Steel Scrap0.200.200.20USD/LB2021-10-05
Stainless Steel ​Unclean0.200.200.20USD/LB2021-08-13
Unprepared Stainless Steel Scrap0.300.300.30USD/LB2021-08-13
Stainless Steel Scrap0.400.400.40USD/LB2018-07-27
Steel Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Steel Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB2021-10-05
Steel Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB2021-08-09
Tin
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Tin Scrap70.0070.0070.00USD/Ton2021-08-03
Zinc Scrap
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
Zinc Die Cast Scrap0.200.200.20USD/LB2021-08-13
Zinc Die Cast w/ Fe0.050.050.05USD/LB2021-08-13

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