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
AluminiumR47.17
Aluminium AlloyR37.90
CopperR151.91
BrassR119.16
LeadR36.07
NickelR356.89
TinR652.70
ZincR55.58

Last Updated On 2022-01-27

Scrap Aluminium Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium 1100R32.54
Aluminium 3003R32.54
Aluminium 356 Wheels (clean)R32.54
Aluminium 356 Wheels (dirty)R23.11
Aluminium 5052 ScrapR43.86
Aluminium 6061 ExtrusionsR28.77
Aluminium 6063 ExtrusionsR38.20
Aluminium 6063 Extrusions/FeR27.83
Aluminium/Cu RadiatorsR76.41
Aluminium/Cu/Fe RadiatorsR70.75
Aluminium RadiatorsR18.39
Aluminium/Fe RadiatorsR13.68
TransformersR8.02
Breakage 50% RecoveryR10.38
Chrome WheelsR30.66
E.C. WireR50.47
Litho SheetsR32.54
Mixed Turnings R18.87
MLC ClipsR32.07
Aluminium Old CastR31.13
Aluminium Old SheetR30.66
Painted SidingR30.19
UBCR32.07
Zorba 90% NFR30.66
Aluminium Cans (clean)R23.58
Aluminium Cans (dirty)R11.79

Scrap Brass Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Red BrassR76.29
Yellow BrassR69.02
Brass RodR74.47
Brass Hair WireR79.92
Brass PipeR72.66
Brass RadiatorsR61.76
Brass ShellsR68.66
Brass TurningsR70.11
BronzeR83.55
Bronze TurningsR43.59
Dirty BrassR36.33
Dirty Brass RadiatorsR36.33
Plumbers BrassR72.66
Semi-Red BrassR73.75

Scrap Copper Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 Bare Bright Copper WireR133.10
#1 Copper TubingR124.22
#1 Flashing CopperR124.22
#2 Copper TubingR117.12
#2/3 Mix CopperR113.58
#3 Copper with TarR106.47
#3 Roofing CopperR110.03
Dirty Roofing CopperR102.93
Electric Motors - CopperR92.28
Enameled CopperR104.70
Insulated Copper WireR106.48
Lead Coated CopperR89.80
Silver Plated CopperR113.58
Tin Coated CopperR99.38
Tin Insulated Copper WireR99.38

Scrap Lead Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Lead BatteriesR7.48
Lead ShotR17.01
Lead Wheel WeightsR10.89
Solid LeadR22.80
Soft LeadR23.48

Scrap Zinc Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
New Zinc Die CastR34.49
Old Zinc Die CastR29.68

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct GoldR327.51R10,186.66
14ct GoldR510.89R15,890.54
18ct GoldR655.00R20,372.67
22ct GoldR799.97R24,881.71
24ct GoldR873.23R27,160.57

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
PalladiumR824.85R25,655.64
PlatinumR376.12R11,698.64
SilverR9.63R299.47

Precious metal prices are usually set in troy ounces. One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 BundleR4.28
#1 BushelingR4.43
#1 HMSR3.19
HMS 80/20R2.64
Sheet MetalR2.49
Shredded Auto ScrapR3.34
Structural SteelR3.15

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
201 SSR11.35
301 SSR19.30
304 SS SolidR27.62
304 SS TurningR23.84
309 SSR35.94
310 SSR54.48
316 SS SolidR35.94
330 SSR88.91

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 PreparedR3.41
Scrap #2 PreparedR3.78
Scrap #1 UnpreparedR2.64
Scrap #2 UnpreparedR2.84
Scrap Auto Slabs WholeR3.02
Scrap Cast IronR4.54
Scrap DishwashersR3.02
Scrap DryersR3.02
Scrap Oversize TorchR4.16
Scrap RebarR9.08
Scrap Washing MachinesR3.02
Scrap Water HeatersR3.02

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