San Mateo, CA Scrap Metal Prices

San Mateo is a city located in San Mateo County with a population of about 105k people - according to the 2020 Census. The city is the 68th largest city in California, and is popular for its rich history. Popular landmarks you should consider going to see while in the city are Coyote Point Drive, Coyote Point Recreation Area, CuriOdyssey, Japanese Garden, and San Mateo Park.

Cities close to San Mateo are Fremont to the east, San Francisco to the north, San Jose to the south, and Hayward to the northeast.

Economically, the city has one of the lowest unemployment rate in the state. It is home to numerous tech startups - including YouTube, manufacturing plants, and construction companies. This means that selling scrap metal and valuables will make your some good cash on the side.

Scrap yards in the city are not plentiful, but the ones you’ll find are reputable for offering good prices for scrap metal. As you plan to go to the facility, familiarize yourself with the scrap metal laws in the state, and read several online reviews to identify the best places to go.

Best Scrap Yards in San Mateo

A good scrap yard to go to if you live around Lyon Hag is J & D Recycling 1015 North Amphlett Boulevard. They open every day and the services there are convenient. Another scrap yard we recommend is Bay Junk on 211 Elm Street 302. The facility is always open, and they take most types of scrap metal.

If you are driving towards San Carlos, a good recycling center you can go to is Shoreway Environmental Center on 333 Shoreway Road.

Good cash for gold places you should take your scrap gold or valuables to, are Best Collateral on South Norfolk Street, Steiners Jewelry on South San Mateo Drive, and Appelblom Jewelry on East 3rd Avenue.

Good luck selling!

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 Mateo

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.23
Aluminum Alloy$0.93
Copper$4.20
Brass$3.30
Lead$1.09
Nickel$13.67
Tin$11.82
Zinc$1.54
Steel Scrap$0.20
Steel Rebar$0.34

Last Updated On 2022-12-04

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in San Mateo

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$1.15
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.75
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.00
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.73
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.00
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.85
Aluminum Radiators$0.48
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.36
Transformers$0.21
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.80
E.C. Wire$1.32
Litho Sheets$0.85
Mixed Turnings $0.49
MLC Clips$0.84
Aluminum Old Cast$0.81
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.80
Painted Siding$0.79
UBC$0.84
Zorba 90% NF$0.80
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.62
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.31

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in San Mateo

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.24
Yellow Brass$2.11
Brass Rod$2.06
Brass Hair Wire$2.21
Brass Pipe$2.01
Brass Radiators$1.71
Brass Shells$1.90
Brass Turnings$1.94
Bronze$2.31
Bronze Turnings$1.21
Dirty Brass$1.01
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.01
Plumbers Brass$2.01
Semi-Red Brass$2.04

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in San Mateo

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.68
#1 Copper Tubing$3.44
#1 Flashing Copper$3.44
#2 Copper Tubing$3.24
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.14
#3 Copper with Tar$2.95
#3 Roofing Copper$3.04
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.85
Electric Motors - Copper$2.55
Enameled Copper$2.90
Insulated Copper Wire$2.95
Lead Coated Copper$2.48
Silver Plated Copper$3.14
Tin Coated Copper$2.75
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.75

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in San Mateo

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.23
Lead Shot$0.52
Lead Wheel Weights$0.33
Solid Lead$0.69
Soft Lead$0.71

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in San Mateo

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.96
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.83

Scrap Gold Prices in San Mateo

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$23.34$726.11
14ct Gold$36.42$1,132.73
18ct Gold$46.69$1,452.22
22ct Gold$57.02$1,773.66
24ct Gold$62.25$1,936.12

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 San Mateo

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$49.25$1,531.88
Platinum$26.47$823.15
Silver$0.67$20.71

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 Mateo

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 Mateo

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.48
304 SS Solid$0.69
304 SS Turning$0.60
309 SS$0.90
310 SS$1.37
316 SS Solid$0.90
330 SS$2.23

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 Mateo

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.09
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 San Mateo

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