El Cajon, CA Scrap Metal Prices

El Cajon is a city in San Diego County in Southern California with a population of more than 105,000. The city is the 67th largest city in the state, and offers both locals and tourists various recreational facilities, restaurants, historical sites, and parks that they can enjoy. Cities close to El Cajon are Escondido, Carlsbad, San Diego, Temecula, and Chula Vista.

The city has a rich history in agriculture, and is popular for its grape, citrus, and tomato sectors. El Cajon also has a vibrant economy with retail trade being the most common economic activity in the area. Manufacturing, construction, and real estate are also huge in this area; hence, scrap metal and scrap gold are essential in the area.

If you want to sell scrap metal, the prices here are good! There are plenty of scrap yards in El Cajon, and most of the ones available offer efficient services to their clients. If you are looking for one close to you, check reviews online and ask around for recommendations to know the best option for your needs.

Best Scrap Yards in El Cajon

We investigated all the scrap yards in this area, and found several we can recommend. If you are on the western city of El Cajon, good scrap yards you can go to are All Ways Metal Recycling on 1425 Magnolia Avenue, ABC Metals Recycling on Vernon Way, and El Cajon Auto Recycling on 317 Cypress Lane.

You can also take your junk cars to Pioneer Auto Wreckers on 1416 Pioneer Way or Autobahn Dismantling on 444 Vernon Way. If you are driving on Broadway towards Bostonia, Impact Environmental is also a good place to go.

Reliable cash for gold places we found are El Cajon Jewelry and Loan on East Main Street, Princess Jewelry on East Main Street, and Silver Store on 415 Parkway Plaza.

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 El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.20
Aluminum Alloy$0.91
Copper$4.09
Brass$3.21
Lead$1.07
Nickel$13.31
Tin$11.51
Zinc$1.50
Steel Scrap$0.19
Steel Rebar$0.33

Last Updated On 2022-12-04

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.83
Aluminum 3003$0.83
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.83
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.59
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.12
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.73
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.97
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.71
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.95
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.80
Aluminum Radiators$0.47
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.35
Transformers$0.20
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.26
Chrome Wheels$0.78
E.C. Wire$1.29
Litho Sheets$0.83
Mixed Turnings $0.48
MLC Clips$0.82
Aluminum Old Cast$0.79
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.78
Painted Siding$0.77
UBC$0.82
Zorba 90% NF$0.78
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.60
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.30

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.19
Yellow Brass$2.06
Brass Rod$2.01
Brass Hair Wire$2.16
Brass Pipe$1.96
Brass Radiators$1.67
Brass Shells$1.85
Brass Turnings$1.89
Bronze$2.25
Bronze Turnings$1.18
Dirty Brass$0.98
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.98
Plumbers Brass$1.96
Semi-Red Brass$1.99

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.59
#1 Copper Tubing$3.35
#1 Flashing Copper$3.35
#2 Copper Tubing$3.16
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.06
#3 Copper with Tar$2.87
#3 Roofing Copper$2.97
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.77
Electric Motors - Copper$2.49
Enameled Copper$2.82
Insulated Copper Wire$2.87
Lead Coated Copper$2.42
Silver Plated Copper$3.06
Tin Coated Copper$2.68
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.68

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.50
Lead Wheel Weights$0.32
Solid Lead$0.67
Soft Lead$0.69

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.93
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.80

Scrap Gold Prices in El Cajon

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$22.74$707.16
14ct Gold$35.47$1,103.18
18ct Gold$45.47$1,414.33
22ct Gold$55.54$1,727.38
24ct Gold$60.62$1,885.61

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 El Cajon

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$47.97$1,491.91
Platinum$25.77$801.68
Silver$0.65$20.17

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 El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.11
#1 HMS$0.08
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.47
304 SS Solid$0.68
304 SS Turning$0.58
309 SS$0.88
310 SS$1.33
316 SS Solid$0.88
330 SS$2.18

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 El Cajon

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.11
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.10
Scrap Rebar$0.22
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in El Cajon

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