San Francisco, CA Scrap Metal Prices

San Francisco is the fourth largest city in Northern California with a population of close to 900 thousand inhabitants. It is also the 17th most populous city in the United States. The city borders San Jose to its south, Sacramento to the northeast, Oakland to the east, and Fremont to the southeast.

San Francisco has some interesting historical facts, culture, and landmarks. It’s also home to headquarters of several large companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Twitter, Dropbox, Lyft, among many others.

Important landmarks and attractions you shouldn’t miss to see if you plan to visit San Francisco include the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Ferry to Alcatraz, Washington square, Alamo Square Park, etc.

Golden Gate Bridge of SF

The city has a diverse economy with technology being one of the sectors that enhance its growth. Other sectors include tourism, manufacturing, government (top employer), and finance. 

If you want to sell scrap metal in San Francisco, you can make some money thanks to a developed technology industry. The laws in regards to scrap metals are quite strict; be sure to familiarize with them before you go to any scrap yard. 

San Francisco also has many scrap yards and cash for gold areas. Most of them offer great services. Asking for recommendations and reading a few reviews can help you locate a good facility that’s close to you.

Best Scrap Yards in San Francisco

We reviewed some of the scrap yards where we think you should take your scrap metal to, and here are some we recommend. If you are on the northern side of the city, and you are looking for scrap yards that are open even on Sunday, we can recommend Junk King San Francisco on Bayshore Blvd #225, Junk Yard Runners on Broadway Suite 202, and Rob’s Junk Removal and Hauling on 123 Drake Street. Zarc Recycling located on 26 South Linden Avenue is yet another place you can go.

Scrap yards on the southern side of the city include Junk King Peninsula located on 1007 Bransten Road Suite D.

Avoid Recology San Mateo County. Many people complain of their bad customer service and prices.

Cash for gold places we recommend include Bay Area Gold and Silver Buyers located in Sutter Street and Oxbridge Coins located in 2115 Van Ness Avenue.

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 San Francisco

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.17
Aluminum Alloy$0.92
Copper$4.03
Brass$3.16
Lead$1.07
Nickel$12.77
Tin$11.17
Zinc$1.46
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.32

Last Updated On 2022-11-28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in San Francisco

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.81
Aluminum 3003$0.81
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.81
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.57
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.09
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.72
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.95
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.69
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.90
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$1.25
Litho Sheets$0.81
Mixed Turnings $0.47
MLC Clips$0.80
Aluminum Old Cast$0.77
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 San Francisco

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.15
Yellow Brass$2.02
Brass Rod$1.97
Brass Hair Wire$2.12
Brass Pipe$1.93
Brass Radiators$1.64
Brass Shells$1.82
Brass Turnings$1.86
Bronze$2.21
Bronze Turnings$1.16
Dirty Brass$0.96
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.96
Plumbers Brass$1.93
Semi-Red Brass$1.95

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in San Francisco

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.53
#1 Copper Tubing$3.30
#1 Flashing Copper$3.30
#2 Copper Tubing$3.11
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.01
#3 Copper with Tar$2.83
#3 Roofing Copper$2.92
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.73
Electric Motors - Copper$2.45
Enameled Copper$2.78
Insulated Copper Wire$2.83
Lead Coated Copper$2.38
Silver Plated Copper$3.01
Tin Coated Copper$2.64
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.64

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in San Francisco

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 San Francisco

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

Scrap Gold Prices in San Francisco

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$22.60$702.89
14ct Gold$35.25$1,096.49
18ct Gold$45.20$1,405.74
22ct Gold$55.20$1,716.89
24ct Gold$60.26$1,874.15

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 Francisco

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$46.90$1,458.67
Platinum$25.34$788.07
Silver$0.62$19.36

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 Francisco

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 San Francisco

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$1.98

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 Francisco

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 San Francisco

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