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.

Aluminum Cans

$0.42 per pound

Any aluminum beverage container that has been emptied of its contents and is uncontaminated in any form.

Aluminum Siding

$0.47 per pound

Thin aluminum house siding, rain gutters, fascia, etc. May have paint but must be free of staples, nails or other contaminates.

Aluminum Extrusion

$0.67 per pound

Consisting of window frames, door frames, structural type aluminum, with no contamination.  Must be 6063 series aluminum.

Painted Extrusion

$0.60 per pound

Same as regular extruded aluminum, however, may contain small amounts of paint, caulking, weather stripping, dirt, etc.

Aluminum Clip (MLC)

$0.51 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)

$0.47 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.

Aluminum Cast

$0.36 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

$0.38 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

$2.70 per pound

Copper wire that is shiny in its appearance. No contamination in any form. Must be thicker than a pencil lead. (10 Ga.)

#1 Copper

$2.60 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 Copper

$2.40 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

$1.40 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

$0.77 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

$1.95 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.

Yellow Brass

$1.75 per pound

Brass that has a yellowish look in appearance. Commonly valves, meters, faucets. No contamination. Free of iron, paint, plastic, washers, glass, etc.

Red Brass

$2.00 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)

Faucet Brass

$2.00 per pound

Brass that comes from faucets and fixtures. A unique alloy and recycling process places this type of brass into it’s own class.

Sprinkler Brass

$1.30 per pound

Brass that comes from sprinkler fixtures. It’s mixture of Brass/Copper & Steel sets it apart from other brass items.

Car Wheels

$0.64 per pound

Redwood Recycling will accept wheel rims.  NO TIRES please.  Wheels can be aluminum or steel and will be priced accordingly.

Radiators

$0.37-$1.55 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

$0.15-$0.18 per pound

Electric motors & transformers are made of a combination of copper wire and tin. Pricing will depend on the content of each metal.

Tin Steel Scrap Pile

Plate & Structural Steel

$45 per net ton

Structural steel scrap including plate, beams, angle, bar stock, tubing, and channel. If pieces are under 5′ long x 2′ wide it is considered prepared and will receive a premium.

Tin Steel Scrap Pile

Heavy Melting Steel

$45 per net ton

HMS scrap steel 1/4 inch or thicker. If pieces are under 5′ long x 2′ wide it is considered prepared and will receive a premium.

Tin Steel Scrap Pile

Tin & Light Iron

$45 per net ton

Light iron or sheet metal. Includes automobiles and appliances (including washers, dryers, etc.)

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