Salinas, CA Scrap Metal Prices

Salinas is a city in Monterey County that has a population of around 160 thousand people, the 33rd largest in the State of California. The city lies on the South of San Jose, west of Fresno, north of Santa Maria, and northwest of Bakersfield.

The city is popular for its high proportion of Hispanic Americans, and it has the second biggest Chinatown in the US. Points of interests in the city are the John Steinbeck House, Boronda Adobe History Center, and Santa Lucia Highlands American Viticultural Area.

Salinas is an industrial, governmental, and business center with agricultural playing a huge part in its economy. Construction and manufacturing industries are also active in the area, which creates a market for people who want to recycle or sell scrap metal.

There are a few scrap yards in the city, located across different areas in the city. Not all offer good services, so it would be best if you did some background research before going to any of the facilities. Also, get to know the scrap yard laws to avoid getting into trouble with the law, as the scrap metal laws in California are strict.

Best Scrap Yards in Salinas

Several scrap yards in Salina we can recommend are Salinas Recycling if you are driving on South Main Street as you head to Springtown. They also have another facility located on 315 Commission Street. You can also take your scrap metal to A & S Metals on 456 Brunken Avenue, AMD Recycling Company on 324 Kings Street, and Vision Recycling located on 139 Sun Street.

Good cash for gold places we found are Salinas Coin Exchange on 13 Navajo Drive, La Hacienda Pawn Shop on 1111 North Main Street, Salinas Pawn located on E Market Street, and Tony’s Jewelry on Monterey 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 Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.18
Aluminum Alloy$0.93
Copper$4.04
Brass$3.17
Lead$1.07
Nickel$12.81
Tin$11.21
Zinc$1.47
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.32

Last Updated On 2022-11-28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.81
Aluminum 3003$0.81
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.81
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.58
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.09
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.72
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.95
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.69
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.91
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.76
Aluminum Radiators$0.46
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.34
Transformers$0.20
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.26
Chrome Wheels$0.76
E.C. Wire$1.26
Litho Sheets$0.81
Mixed Turnings $0.47
MLC Clips$0.80
Aluminum Old Cast$0.78
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.76
Painted Siding$0.75
UBC$0.80
Zorba 90% NF$0.76
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.59
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.29

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.15
Yellow Brass$2.03
Brass Rod$1.98
Brass Hair Wire$2.12
Brass Pipe$1.93
Brass Radiators$1.64
Brass Shells$1.83
Brass Turnings$1.86
Bronze$2.22
Bronze Turnings$1.16
Dirty Brass$0.97
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.97
Plumbers Brass$1.93
Semi-Red Brass$1.96

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.54
#1 Copper Tubing$3.31
#1 Flashing Copper$3.31
#2 Copper Tubing$3.12
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.02
#3 Copper with Tar$2.83
#3 Roofing Copper$2.93
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.74
Electric Motors - Copper$2.46
Enameled Copper$2.79
Insulated Copper Wire$2.84
Lead Coated Copper$2.39
Silver Plated Copper$3.02
Tin Coated Copper$2.65
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.65

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.50
Lead Wheel Weights$0.32
Solid Lead$0.68
Soft Lead$0.70

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.91
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.78

Scrap Gold Prices in Salinas

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$22.67$705.13
14ct Gold$35.37$1,099.98
18ct Gold$45.34$1,410.21
22ct Gold$55.38$1,722.36
24ct Gold$60.45$1,880.12

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 Salinas

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$47.05$1,463.31
Platinum$25.42$790.58
Silver$0.62$19.42

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 Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.07
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.43
304 SS Solid$0.62
304 SS Turning$0.53
309 SS$0.80
310 SS$1.22
316 SS Solid$0.80
330 SS$1.99

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 Salinas

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.10
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.20
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in Salinas

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