Pricing & Metals Guide
Redwood Recycling isn’t just known for its convenience, helpfulness, and friendly staff, we are also very competitive with our metal prices to ensure you get the most for your metals. Check out our most commonly accepted items and their current market rates.
NOTICE: Prices listed below are for smaller quantities of metal (generally below 200 pounds). For larger loads, contact us to see if you qualify for higher pricing.
Prices are based on current commodity markets and are subject to change.
$0.39 per pound
Any aluminum beverage container that has been emptied of its contents and is uncontaminated in any form.
$0.48 per pound
Thin aluminum house siding, rain gutters, fascia, etc. May have paint but must be free of staples, nails or other contaminates.
$0.65 per pound
Consisting of window frames, door frames, structural type aluminum, with no contamination. Must be 6063 series aluminum.
$0.58 per pound
Same as regular extruded aluminum, however, may contain small amounts of paint, caulking, weather stripping, dirt, etc.
Aluminum Clip (MLC)
$0.47 per pound
Most common grade of aluminum. Mixture of various aluminum alloys. Consists of plate, bar, solids, chunks or machined parts. Must be free of contamination, paint, nails, screws, etc. Misc. aluminum will fall into this category.
Painted Aluminum Clip (MLC)
$0.42 per pound
Same as regular clip, however, may contain small amounts of paint, caulk or coatings. Clip aluminum is a mixture of various aluminum alloys. Consists of plate, bar, solids, chunks or machined parts.
$0.41 per pound
Cast is an aluminum alloy that has been poured or “cast” into shape. This can include car parts and other mechanical parts used in aerospace or manufacturing. A higher zinc, copper or magnesium content contributes to the pricing for this type of aluminum.
Old Sheet Aluminum
$0.41 per pound
Thin gauge aluminum sheets. Often with paint on it. Must be free of iron, foil, venetian blinds, castings, hair wire, screen wire, food or beverage containers, radiator shells, airplane sheet, bottle caps, plastic, dirt, and other non-metallic items.
Bright and Shiny Copper
$2.95 per pound
Copper wire that is shiny in its appearance. No contamination in any form. Must be thicker than a pencil lead. (10 Ga.)
$2.85 per pound
Clean, uncontaminated, no paint, solder, insulation, dirt, etc. Can be tubing or wire. Wire must be bare & thicker than a pencil lead.
$2.65 per pound
Copper that has paint, dirt, solder, corrosion, etc. Insulated copper is not accepted as #2 copper. Can be tubing or wire. Bare wire under pencil lead thickness is accepted.
Insulated #1 Copper Wire
$1.50 per pound
Insulated copper wire that is 14 gage or thicker (1/14 inch). If wire is stranded, each wire must be 1/14” or thicker. Must have a copper recovery of 70% or more. Most single jacket wire will be classified as #1 wire.
Insulated #2 Copper Wire
$0.92 per pound
Insulated copper wire smaller than 16 gage (1/16 inch) and has a copper recovery of 50% – 60%. The copper wire may be coated by tin or nickel. Most multiple jacket wire will be classified as #2 wire.
Strippable Copper Wire
$2.25 per pound
Copper wire that is at least .5” thick with one layer of rubber or plastic insulation. Each wire strand should thicker than the width of a penny. At least 70% recoverable copper.
$1.85 per pound
Brass that has a yellowish look in appearance. Commonly valves, meters, faucets. No contamination. Free of iron, paint, plastic, washers, glass, etc.
$2.05 per pound
Brass that looks reddish in appearance. Has a higher copper content. Commonly valves, meters, faucets. No Contamination. Free of iron, paint, plastic, washers, glass, etc. (78% – 82% Copper)
$1.45 per pound
Brass that comes from sprinkler fixtures. It’s mixture of Brass/Copper & Steel sets it apart from other brass items.
Lead Acid Batteries
$0.11 per pound
Lead acid batteries are often used in cars, trucks, forklifts, and other vehicles. They must not be steel cased.
$0.64 per pound
Redwood Recycling accepts wheel rims but NOT TIRES. Wheels can be aluminum or steel and will be priced accordingly. Wheels with valve stems, plastic, or wheel weights will have a lower price.
$0.38-$1.65 per pound
Radiators can be made of aluminum, copper, or a mixture of both. Our expert metal buyers will be able to tell you what you have and pay you accordingly. Make sure it is drained of all liquids though.
Electric Motors & Transformers
$0.16-$0.19 per pound
Electric motors & transformers are made of a combination of copper wire and tin. Pricing will depend on the content of each metal.
Stainless Steel (304)
$0.28 per pound
The most common grade of stainless steel, often found in appliances, kitchenware, and other home use. Has a slight magnetic pull but magnet will not stick. For full price, must be free of iron, plastic, rubber, and other contaminants.
Stainless Steel (316)
$0.65 per pound
This stainless steel grade is more commonly used in high-temperature and industrial applications. Has a slight magnetic pull, but magnet will not stick. For full price, must be free of iron, plastic, rubber, and other contaminants.
$60 per net ton
This includes structural steel, heavy melting steel, as well as light iron or sheet metal. Also known as ferrous items and are the only items on this page that will stick to a magnet.
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