Bakersfield, CA Scrap Metal Prices

Bakersfield is the ninth largest city in California with a population of just around 400 thousand people. It lies on southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and borders major cities such as Visalia to the north, Santa Maria to the southwest, Los Angeles to the south, and Lancaster to the southeast.

Bakersfield is famous for its contribution to country music - a genre, otherwise known as Bakersfield sound. It has a vibrant art and culture scene with the city hosting events such as the California’s Scottish Games and Basque Festival. Notable landmarks within the city include Beale Memorial Clock Tower, Fox Theater, and the Bakersfield Sign. 

The city has a strong economic base that mainly depends on agriculture, petroleum extraction and refining, manufacturing and technology. This makes selling scrap metal and gold a profitable side business. 

We investigated scrap yards in Bakersfield and found out that the city has a few scrap yards, which offer good services. As you plan to visit any of the facilities, ask for recommendations and read several reviews online. Get to also know the scrap metal laws in California to avoid frustrations when you go to a recommended scrap yard.

Best Scrap Yards in Bakersfield

A scrap yard we recommend, especially if you are in the southern part of the city is Motor City Auto Center located on Pacheco Road. SA Recycling on East Brundage Lane, Rick’s Recycling on S Union Avenue are other places you can get and sell scrap metal at good prices. Avoid Joey Recycling Center. Their staff are unfriendly and some people complain about their prices.

If you live in the eastern side of Bakersfield, there are many scrap yards options, but the ones we recommend are C & L Auto Dismantlers, and New World Recycling Center. Those driving near Westside Parkway can go to Recycling Center. They have top prices and their staff will respond quickly.

Some cash for gold places we recommend are Gold & Silver Trading Co. on Union Avenue, Bakersfield Best Pawn located on 601 Chester Avenue, and Bakersfield Pawn Shop n 3117 Niles Street.

You may also want to check out our best tips about scrap yards before you head over to a scrap yard!

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.23
Aluminum Alloy$0.93
Copper$4.18
Brass$3.28
Lead$1.09
Nickel$13.61
Tin$11.76
Zinc$1.54
Steel Scrap$0.19
Steel Rebar$0.34

Last Updated On 2022-12-04

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.85
Aluminum 3003$0.85
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.85
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.60
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.14
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.75
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.99
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.72
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.99
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.84
Aluminum Radiators$0.48
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.36
Transformers$0.21
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.80
E.C. Wire$1.31
Litho Sheets$0.85
Mixed Turnings $0.49
MLC Clips$0.84
Aluminum Old Cast$0.81
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.80
Painted Siding$0.79
UBC$0.84
Zorba 90% NF$0.80
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.61
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.31

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.23
Yellow Brass$2.10
Brass Rod$2.05
Brass Hair Wire$2.20
Brass Pipe$2.00
Brass Radiators$1.70
Brass Shells$1.89
Brass Turnings$1.93
Bronze$2.30
Bronze Turnings$1.20
Dirty Brass$1.00
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.00
Plumbers Brass$2.00
Semi-Red Brass$2.03

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.67
#1 Copper Tubing$3.42
#1 Flashing Copper$3.42
#2 Copper Tubing$3.23
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.13
#3 Copper with Tar$2.93
#3 Roofing Copper$3.03
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.84
Electric Motors - Copper$2.54
Enameled Copper$2.88
Insulated Copper Wire$2.93
Lead Coated Copper$2.47
Silver Plated Copper$3.13
Tin Coated Copper$2.74
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.74

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.23
Lead Shot$0.51
Lead Wheel Weights$0.33
Solid Lead$0.69
Soft Lead$0.71

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.95
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.82

Scrap Gold Prices in Bakersfield

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$23.24$722.75
14ct Gold$36.25$1,127.49
18ct Gold$46.47$1,445.50
22ct Gold$56.76$1,765.45
24ct Gold$61.96$1,927.17

Today's scrap gold price represents the best prices you can get for the different purities of gold. Gold prices can fluctuate a lot and are often negiotable. Do not take the first offer!

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals in Bakersfield

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$49.02$1,524.79
Platinum$26.34$819.35
Silver$0.66$20.62

The current prices for scrap silver, palladium and platinum are updated daily. These precious metal scrap prices also fluctuate a lot, but are not as commonly traded as gold. It may a little more work finding a good buyer.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.11
#1 Busheling$0.11
#1 HMS$0.08
HMS 80/20$0.07
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.48
304 SS Solid$0.69
304 SS Turning$0.60
309 SS$0.90
310 SS$1.36
316 SS Solid$0.90
330 SS$2.22

Today's scrap price for stainless steel is based on the best prices on the market. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction and global shortages.

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound in Bakersfield

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.08
Scrap Cast Iron$0.11
Scrap Dishwashers$0.08
Scrap Dryers$0.08
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.10
Scrap Rebar$0.23
Scrap Washing Machines$0.08
Scrap Water Heaters$0.08

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in Bakersfield

ElectronicsPrice Per Pound
Scrap Back PanelsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Cellphones
Scrap Computer Wire
Scrap CPU Chips
Scrap CRT Monitors
Scrap Empty PC Servers
Scrap Graphics Cards
Scrap Hard DrivesContact local scrap yard
Scrap Hard Drive Boards
Scrap Laptops
Scrap LCD Monitors
Scrap Low Grade Boards
Scrap Mainframes
Scrap Memory
Scrap Mice
Scrap MotherboardsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Non-Green PC Boards
Scrap PC Boards
Scrap PC Tower
Scrap Power Supplies
Scrap Printers/Fax Machines
Scrap Servers
Scrap Speakers
Scrap Telecom EquipmentContact local scrap yard