San Diego, CA Scrap Metal Prices

San Diego is the eighth most populous city in United States and the second largest in the state of California. It has a population of close to 1.4 million and is found on the Pacific Coast of the state adjacent to the Mexican border. Cities close to include Chula Vista to the south, Carlsbad to the north and El Cajon to the east.

The city has one of the best climates in the United States. It is also popular for its natural deep water harbor, large beaches, parks, and numerous tourist attractions. Notable places to visit include the Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, and Belmont Amusement Park. San Diego is also home to the famous Cabrillo National Monument.

Economically, San Diego is a good place to start a small business, according to Forbes. Major sectors that drive the economy include defense, international trade, manufacturing, research and innovation, and tourism. 

If you want to sell scrap metal, the city offers you an opportunity to do so since there a good scrap metal yards and good cash for gold places you can take. Nonetheless, as you plan to visit a scrap yard, familiarize yourself with California’s scrap metal laws since they are strict. Note that the owner will record and keep the transaction for a minimum of 2 years. 

Best Scrap Yards in San Diego

We investigated scrap yards and cash for gold places in this city, and we found several we can recommend. If you live on the northern side of the city, Allan Co. Recycling located on 6733 Consolidated Way and Miramar Landfill on 5180 Convoy Street are good places to take your scrap metal. 

There are two SA Recyling scrap yards located on 3055 Commercial Street and 1211 South 32nd Street. Both have reputable services, but the one 32nd Street is the best one. Another chain scrap yard is Ekco Metals 2846 Commercial Street. They have helpful staff, good prices, and it’s a convenient location.

If you are on the southern parts of the city, we recommend AutoZone Auto Parts on 2500 East Plaza Boulevard, Mighty Junk Removal & Hauling on 707 F Ave, and JW Metals located on 1401 Cleveland Avenue. 


Scrap Metal Prices per Pound in San Diego

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.14

Last Updated On 2024-06-22

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in San Diego

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$1.14
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.75
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.99
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.72
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.99
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.84
Aluminum Radiators$0.48
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.36
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.80
E.C. Wire$1.31
Litho Sheets$0.85
Mixed Turnings $0.49
MLC Clips$0.83
Aluminum Old Cast$0.81
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.80
Painted Siding$0.78
Zorba 90% NF$0.80
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.61
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.31

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in San Diego

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.47
Yellow Brass$2.32
Brass Rod$2.27
Brass Hair Wire$2.43
Brass Pipe$2.21
Brass Radiators$1.88
Brass Shells$2.09
Brass Turnings$2.14
Bronze Turnings$1.33
Dirty Brass$1.11
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.11
Plumbers Brass$2.21
Semi-Red Brass$2.25

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in San Diego

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$4.19
#1 Copper Tubing$3.91
#1 Flashing Copper$3.91
#2 Copper Tubing$3.69
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.57
#3 Copper with Tar$3.35
#3 Roofing Copper$3.46
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.24
Electric Motors - Copper$2.90
Enameled Copper$3.30
Insulated Copper Wire$3.35
Lead Coated Copper$2.83
Silver Plated Copper$3.57
Tin Coated Copper$3.13
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.13

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in San Diego

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.51
Lead Wheel Weights$0.32
Solid Lead$0.68
Soft Lead$0.70

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in San Diego

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.86
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.74

Scrap Gold Prices in San Diego

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$30.12$936.86
14ct Gold$46.99$1,461.49
18ct Gold$60.24$1,873.71
22ct Gold$73.57$2,288.41
24ct Gold$80.31$2,498.01

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 San Diego

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

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 San Diego

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 San Diego

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.48
304 SS Solid$0.68
304 SS Turning$0.59
309 SS$0.89
310 SS$1.34
316 SS Solid$0.89
330 SS$2.19

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 San Diego

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$0.07
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 San Diego

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