Buffalo City Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Buffalo City

Founded in 2000, Buffalo City is a municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. It contains the towns of Bhisho, East London and King William's Town as well as other townships. Buffalo City has a thriving economy centered on its tourism and manufacturing. This type of economy leads to a healthy scrap metal industry in the local area. We have worked with many people in South Africa that are looking to make selling scrap metal a way of making extra cash. While often their intentions are good they go about it the wrong way. The two things that most people are interested in are how to find good scrap and where to sell their scrap metal. These are hugely important and we will discuss both but the most important thing to understand is the laws that control the buying and selling scrap metal in South Africa and the local area.

Before you do anything make sure that you have ID to take to the scrap yard. ID is almost always needed to sell any scrap metal in South Africa. To stop scrap metal theft the laws changed so that a receipt is needed to sell significant amounts of metal. This can be difficult to interpret. We recommend going to your local scrap yards and speaking to the scrap dealers about what information you will need to provide to be sure. This will also help you build a relationship with your local scrap dealer which is great for getting insider local knowledge.

Now that you understand the laws it's time to start thinking about how you want to source scrap metal to sell. There are many ways to do this and we recommend using a few different methods. We will go through a few now to help you get started but do not feel limited to these. The first thing to do is look around your own home and ask your neighbors if they have anything metal they no longer want and need taken away. So many people hold on to things because they cannot remove them and they will be happy for you to do it. Next, if you have access to a large vehicle, you can offer free household appliance removal. Again these can be difficult to get rid of but can be scrapped for a decent amount of money. The last method involves a little more investment but can be hugely profitable. This method involves buying gold jewelry for less than it scrap value. Be careful that you are sure it is real but definitely consider this method.

The last thing that you should consider is where you are going to sell your scrap metal. Now there are many great scrap yards in Buffalo city. What we always recommend is that you visit as many as possible. This will help find the one that suits your needs best and is best equiped to give you the best price on the scrap metal that you are bringing in. Below you will find the most up to date scrap metal prices in the Buffalo City area. If you want to find the best scrap metal prices in other parts of South Africa go here.

Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
AluminiumR44.67
Aluminium AlloyR35.82
CopperR160.76
BrassR126.62
LeadR37.95
NickelR499.92
TinR550.50
ZincR60.35
Steel ScrapR7.12
Steel RebarR11.87

Last Updated On 2023-01-30

Scrap Aluminium Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium 1100R30.82
Aluminium 3003R30.82
Aluminium 356 Wheels (clean)R30.82
Aluminium 356 Wheels (dirty)R21.89
Aluminium 5052 ScrapR41.54
Aluminium 6061 ExtrusionsR27.25
Aluminium 6063 ExtrusionsR36.18
Aluminium 6063 Extrusions/FeR26.35
Aluminium/Cu RadiatorsR72.36
Aluminium/Cu/Fe RadiatorsR67.00
Aluminium RadiatorsR17.42
Aluminium/Fe RadiatorsR12.95
TransformersR7.59
Breakage 50% RecoveryR9.83
Chrome WheelsR29.03
E.C. WireR47.79
Litho SheetsR30.82
Mixed Turnings R17.87
MLC ClipsR30.37
Aluminium Old CastR29.48
Aluminium Old SheetR29.03
Painted SidingR28.59
UBCR30.37
Zorba 90% NFR29.03
Aluminium Cans (clean)R22.33
Aluminium Cans (dirty)R11.17

Scrap Brass Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Red BrassR86.13
Yellow BrassR81.07
Brass RodR79.14
Brass Hair WireR84.93
Brass PipeR77.21
Brass RadiatorsR65.63
Brass ShellsR72.96
Brass TurningsR74.50
BronzeR88.79
Bronze TurningsR46.32
Dirty BrassR38.60
Dirty Brass RadiatorsR38.60
Plumbers BrassR77.21
Semi-Red BrassR78.37

Scrap Copper Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 Bare Bright Copper WireR140.85
#1 Copper TubingR131.46
#1 Flashing CopperR131.46
#2 Copper TubingR123.95
#2/3 Mix CopperR120.20
#3 Copper with TarR112.68
#3 Roofing CopperR116.44
Dirty Roofing CopperR108.93
Electric Motors - CopperR97.66
Enameled CopperR110.81
Insulated Copper WireR112.68
Lead Coated CopperR95.03
Silver Plated CopperR120.20
Tin Coated CopperR105.17
Tin Insulated Copper WireR105.17

Scrap Lead Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Lead BatteriesR7.87
Lead ShotR17.90
Lead Wheel WeightsR11.46
Solid LeadR23.99
Soft LeadR24.71

Scrap Zinc Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
New Zinc Die CastR37.45
Old Zinc Die CastR32.23

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct GoldR386.94R12,035.30
14ct GoldR603.64R18,775.38
18ct GoldR773.89R24,070.59
22ct GoldR945.18R29,398.26
24ct GoldR1,031.76R32,091.25

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold. Scrap gold prices (as well as scrap prices for other precious metals) are usually set in troy ounces.
One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
PalladiumR662.77R20,614.43
PlatinumR407.67R12,679.89
SilverR10.81R336.31

Above are today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 BundleR3.92
#1 BushelingR4.06
#1 HMSR2.92
HMS 80/20R2.42
Sheet MetalR2.28
Shredded Auto ScrapR3.06
Structural SteelR2.89

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
201 SSR11.82
301 SSR17.68
304 SS SolidR25.30
304 SS TurningR21.84
309 SSR32.93
310 SSR49.91
316 SS SolidR32.93
330 SSR81.45

Above are today's prices for stainless steel. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction.

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Scrap #1 PreparedR3.12
Scrap #2 PreparedR3.46
Scrap #1 UnpreparedR2.42
Scrap #2 UnpreparedR2.60
Scrap Auto Slabs WholeR2.77
Scrap Cast IronR4.16
Scrap DishwashersR2.77
Scrap DryersR2.77
Scrap Oversize TorchR3.81
Scrap RebarR8.32
Scrap Washing MachinesR2.77
Scrap Water HeatersR2.77

Scrap Electronics Prices per Kilogram

ElectronicsPrice Per Kilo
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