Chula Vista, CA Scrap Metal Prices

Chula Vista is a city found in southern California with a population of 275,487. It is the 15th largest city in the state, and lies to the south of the San Diego city.

Chula Vista is another name that means ‘beautiful views.’ The city has year-round amazing weather that attracts outdoor enthusiasts, runners, bikers, hikers, and cyclists. It also boasts 52 sq. miles of coastal landscape. Attractions in the city you should visit include Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Living Coast Discovery Center, Otay Valley Regional Park, Chula Vista Nature, etc.

The economy of the city relies on small businesses, tourism, education, healthcare, aerospace, retail, and government. If you want to sell scrap metal or gold, the city has quite a few scrap yards where you can take your metals. These yards mostly offer great prices for scrap metal and valuables.

Before going to any facility, check out different reviews online and ask around because not all scrap yards offer the best service. You should also take time to know some of the scrap metal laws in the city, as they are strict.

Best Scrap Yards in Chula Vista

We reviewed some of the scrap yards and cash for gold places you can take scrap metal, and we found several we can recommend. If you are driving along Main Street, a highly recommend place is Mike’s Recycling on Zip Code 3151. They open around 7.am, and are popular for their good prices and service.

You can also go to West Auto Wreckers on 2365 on the same street (Main Street) or Mike’s Scrap Metal Recycling Center on 1778 Broadway. 

If you are driving east towards Sunbow, several recommendable options include AAA Foreign Auto Recycling on Nirvana Avenue, RC Import Auto Recyclers on Energy Way #C, and Aatlas Auto Recycling on 791 Energy Way.

Good cash for gold places include Gold & Diamond Buyers of San Diego on 3rd Avenue, CV Coins & Collectables on 3rd Avenue, and The Pawnshop Chula Vista on 389 Broadway.

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 Chula Vista

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.22
Aluminum Alloy$0.92
Copper$4.17
Brass$3.27
Lead$1.08
Nickel$13.55
Tin$11.72
Zinc$1.53
Steel Scrap$0.19
Steel Rebar$0.34

Last Updated On 2022-12-04

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Chula Vista

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.84
Aluminum 3003$0.84
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.84
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$1.98
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.83
Aluminum Radiators$0.48
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.35
Transformers$0.21
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.79
E.C. Wire$1.31
Litho Sheets$0.84
Mixed Turnings $0.49
MLC Clips$0.83
Aluminum Old Cast$0.81
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.79
Painted Siding$0.78
UBC$0.83
Zorba 90% NF$0.79
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.61
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.31

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Chula Vista

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.23
Yellow Brass$2.09
Brass Rod$2.04
Brass Hair Wire$2.19
Brass Pipe$1.99
Brass Radiators$1.70
Brass Shells$1.88
Brass Turnings$1.92
Bronze$2.29
Bronze Turnings$1.20
Dirty Brass$1.00
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.00
Plumbers Brass$1.99
Semi-Red Brass$2.02

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Chula Vista

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.65
#1 Copper Tubing$3.41
#1 Flashing Copper$3.41
#2 Copper Tubing$3.21
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.12
#3 Copper with Tar$2.92
#3 Roofing Copper$3.02
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.82
Electric Motors - Copper$2.53
Enameled Copper$2.87
Insulated Copper Wire$2.92
Lead Coated Copper$2.46
Silver Plated Copper$3.12
Tin Coated Copper$2.73
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.73

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Chula Vista

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.51
Lead Wheel Weights$0.33
Solid Lead$0.69
Soft Lead$0.71

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in Chula Vista

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

Scrap Gold Prices in Chula Vista

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$23.14$719.78
14ct Gold$36.10$1,122.86
18ct Gold$46.28$1,439.55
22ct Gold$56.53$1,758.19
24ct Gold$61.70$1,919.24

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 Chula Vista

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$48.82$1,518.52
Platinum$26.23$815.98
Silver$0.66$20.53

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 Chula Vista

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 Chula Vista

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.48
304 SS Solid$0.69
304 SS Turning$0.59
309 SS$0.89
310 SS$1.36
316 SS Solid$0.89
330 SS$2.21

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 Chula Vista

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.08
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 Chula Vista

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