Oakland, CA Scrap Metal Prices

Oakland is the eighth largest city in California with a population of 440,646. It is also the largest city in East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area. Cities close to Oakland include Berkeley to the north, and San Francisco on its west.

The city boasts of a warm-summer Mediterranean climate and the best climate in the US, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Major attractions in the city include the Oakland Zoo, Angel Island, Tiden Regional Park, Chabot Space & Science Center, etc. 

Economically, the Oakland Port is the fifth busiest in the US and serves as a trade center for 99% of containerized goods that move to Northern California. Major sectors in the city include tourism, technology, the art scene, solar and green energy cluster, food production, and industrial fabricators and manufacturers.

You can sell scrap metal, valuables, or gold at a good price in Oakland. Although the laws are strict, you’ll be able to get good services from the few scrap yards available in the city. Note: before you go to any facilities, read reviews and ask around to get a glimpse of what to expect before you go there.

Best Scrap Yards in Oakland

We reviewed some of the scrap yards in Oakland, and found a few we can recommend. If you live in West Oakland, good place to take scrap metal is Nixxit Junk Removal on 17th Street, LEVAN AUTO BODY PARTS in 1911 Union Street, and Cass, Inc. and Cypress Auto on Peralta Street.

For those in Downtown Oakland, Reset Advantage Hauling on Jackson Street have quality customer service. As you drive along the Adeline Street, you’ll also find another scrap yard, Schnitzer Steel you can go to if you need quick services.

If you live in Melrose, Standard Iron & metal Co on San Leandro Street should also a good place to take your scrap metal.

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 Oakland

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.22
Aluminum Alloy$0.92
Copper$4.16
Brass$3.27
Lead$1.08
Nickel$13.53
Tin$11.70
Zinc$1.53
Steel Scrap$0.19
Steel Rebar$0.34

Last Updated On 2022-12-04

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Oakland

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$0.74
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 Oakland

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.22
Yellow Brass$2.09
Brass Rod$2.04
Brass Hair Wire$2.19
Brass Pipe$1.99
Brass Radiators$1.69
Brass Shells$1.88
Brass Turnings$1.92
Bronze$2.29
Bronze Turnings$1.19
Dirty Brass$1.00
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.00
Plumbers Brass$1.99
Semi-Red Brass$2.02

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Oakland

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.65
#1 Copper Tubing$3.40
#1 Flashing Copper$3.40
#2 Copper Tubing$3.21
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.11
#3 Copper with Tar$2.92
#3 Roofing Copper$3.01
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$3.11
Tin Coated Copper$2.72
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.72

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Oakland

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.51
Lead Wheel Weights$0.33
Solid Lead$0.68
Soft Lead$0.70

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in Oakland

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

Scrap Gold Prices in Oakland

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$23.11$718.69
14ct Gold$36.05$1,121.15
18ct Gold$46.21$1,437.37
22ct Gold$56.44$1,755.53
24ct Gold$61.61$1,916.33

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 Oakland

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$48.75$1,516.22
Platinum$26.19$814.74
Silver$0.66$20.50

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 Oakland

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 Oakland

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$1.35
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 Oakland

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 Oakland

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