Berkeley, CA Scrap Metal Prices

Berkeley is a city in Alameida County, located on the Eastern Shore of the San Francisco Bay. It has a population that’s just a little shy of 125k people, making it the 51st largest city in California. Cities that borders Berkeley are Oakland to the south, San Francisco to the southwest, Concord and Antioch to the northeast, and Vallejo to the north.

Berkeley is popular for being one of the most socially progressive cities in the US, and is home to the University of California- Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The city also has a strong and diverse economy with a very low employment rate.

Some of the major sectors in the city are retail trade, education, healthcare, tourism, manufacturing, and construction. If you want to sell scrap metal here, expect to earn some money on the side as the active manufacturing and construction sectors enhances this market.

Best Scrap Yards in Berkeley

A scrap metal dealer we recommend around Gold Gate is Urban Ore located on Murray Street. They take all kinds of scrap metal and you can take your scrap metal there even on Sundays. If you are in Southwest Berkeley, you can take any type of scrap metal to Ohmega Salvage on San Pablo Avenue.

We also recommend Berkeley Recycling Center on Gilman Street if you are around University Village. Avoid City of Berkeley Recycling as many people complain about their customer service.

If you are looking for good cash for gold places, highly recommended ones are The 14 Karats on 2910 College Avenue and Oaks Jewelers on Solano Avenue.

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 Berkeley

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.23
Aluminum Alloy$0.93
Copper$4.20
Brass$3.30
Lead$1.09
Nickel$13.67
Tin$11.82
Zinc$1.55
Steel Scrap$0.20
Steel Rebar$0.34

Last Updated On 2022-12-04

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Berkeley

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$1.15
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.75
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.00
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.73
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.00
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.85
Aluminum Radiators$0.48
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.36
Transformers$0.21
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.80
E.C. Wire$1.32
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)$0.62
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.31

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Berkeley

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.24
Yellow Brass$2.11
Brass Rod$2.06
Brass Hair Wire$2.21
Brass Pipe$2.01
Brass Radiators$1.71
Brass Shells$1.90
Brass Turnings$1.94
Bronze$2.31
Bronze Turnings$1.21
Dirty Brass$1.01
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.01
Plumbers Brass$2.01
Semi-Red Brass$2.04

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Berkeley

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.68
#1 Copper Tubing$3.44
#1 Flashing Copper$3.44
#2 Copper Tubing$3.24
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.14
#3 Copper with Tar$2.95
#3 Roofing Copper$3.04
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.85
Electric Motors - Copper$2.55
Enameled Copper$2.90
Insulated Copper Wire$2.95
Lead Coated Copper$2.49
Silver Plated Copper$3.14
Tin Coated Copper$2.75
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.75

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Berkeley

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.23
Lead Shot$0.52
Lead Wheel Weights$0.33
Solid Lead$0.69
Soft Lead$0.71

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in Berkeley

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.96
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.83

Scrap Gold Prices in Berkeley

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$23.35$726.16
14ct Gold$36.42$1,132.81
18ct Gold$46.69$1,452.31
22ct Gold$57.03$1,773.77
24ct Gold$62.25$1,936.24

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 Berkeley

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$49.25$1,531.97
Platinum$26.47$823.21
Silver$0.67$20.71

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 Berkeley

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 Berkeley

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$1.37
316 SS Solid$0.90
330 SS$2.23

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 Berkeley

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 Berkeley

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