Santa Maria, CA Scrap Metal Prices

Santa Maria is the largest city in Santa Barbara County, and the 62nd largest in California with a population of approximately 109,000 inhabitants. The city is notable for several things, including its vast wine industry, and the Santa Maria-style Barbecue. Cities close to it are Ventura, Oxnard, Bakersfield, and Lancaster.

The major sector of Santa Maria’s economy is agriculture, but it also has a rich history in mining, especially oil exploration. Other industries present here are aerospace, high-tech research, manufacturing, and defense. 

The city also has a vibrant scrap metal market since there’s a constant demand for these materials in major industries in the area. People can earn an income by selling these items since scrap yards in the area offer good prices for them. They are also efficient.

Before you go to any facility, we always advise people to ask for recommendations from the people around to get a good option based on your needs. Knowing scrap metals laws, too, helps you do business legally.

Best Scrap Yards in Santa Maria

We reviewed different scrap metal dealers in the area and found several we think you should consider to take your scrap metal. SA Recycling on 1599 Betteravia Road is a good example. They are a chain company who have a reputation for having an outstanding customer service. You can also go to Bedford Enterprises on the same street as SA Recycling. 

If you are driving along Black Road, Central Coast Auto Parts and Salvage and Black Road Auto are good places to take your scrap metal as they are both efficient. Other places we recommend are B & B Steel & Supply on Furukawa Way and R & R Auto Wrecking on 2999 Betteravia Road.

If you want to sell valuables, good places to take them in Santa Maria are Diamond Jewelry & Loan on East Main Street and Central Coast Coin on South Bradley Road.

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 Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.96
Steel Scrap$0.22
Steel Rebar$0.36

Last Updated On 2023-03-31

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.80
Aluminum 3003$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.57
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.08
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.71
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.94
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.68
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.88
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.74
Aluminum Radiators$0.45
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.34
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.25
Chrome Wheels$0.75
E.C. Wire$1.24
Litho Sheets$0.80
Mixed Turnings $0.46
MLC Clips$0.79
Aluminum Old Cast$0.76
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.75
Painted Siding$0.74
Zorba 90% NF$0.75
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.58
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.29

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.35
Yellow Brass$2.21
Brass Rod$2.15
Brass Hair Wire$2.31
Brass Pipe$2.10
Brass Radiators$1.79
Brass Shells$1.99
Brass Turnings$2.03
Bronze Turnings$1.26
Dirty Brass$1.05
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.05
Plumbers Brass$2.10
Semi-Red Brass$2.13

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.91
#1 Copper Tubing$3.65
#1 Flashing Copper$3.65
#2 Copper Tubing$3.44
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.34
#3 Copper with Tar$3.13
#3 Roofing Copper$3.23
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.03
Electric Motors - Copper$2.71
Enameled Copper$3.08
Insulated Copper Wire$3.13
Lead Coated Copper$2.64
Silver Plated Copper$3.34
Tin Coated Copper$2.92
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.92

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Santa Maria

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 Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.91
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.79

Scrap Gold Prices in Santa Maria

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$24.90$774.52
14ct Gold$38.85$1,208.29
18ct Gold$49.80$1,549.08
22ct Gold$60.83$1,891.94
24ct Gold$66.40$2,065.21

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 Santa Maria

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 Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.12
#1 Busheling$0.13
#1 HMS$0.09
HMS 80/20$0.08
Sheet Metal$0.07
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.10
Structural Steel$0.09

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.37
301 SS$0.56
304 SS Solid$0.80
304 SS Turning$0.69
309 SS$1.04
310 SS$1.58
316 SS Solid$1.04
330 SS$2.57

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 Santa Maria

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.10
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.11
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.08
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.08
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.09
Scrap Cast Iron$0.13
Scrap Dishwashers$0.09
Scrap Dryers$0.09
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.12
Scrap Rebar$0.26
Scrap Washing Machines$0.09
Scrap Water Heaters$0.09

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in Santa Maria

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