Cape Town Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of South Africa's capital cities and has the second largest population. Known for its amazing coast and Table Mountain. As much of South Africa it has seen a lot of development over the past decade or so. This has given rise to a booming scrap metal industry. For those that are new to buying and selling scrap metal in Cape Town make sure you are aware of some basics. Scrap metal theft has been a huge problem in South Africa so there is now strict laws on it sale. Make sure that you take ID with you to the scrap yard as it is some time needed and in some cases a receipt is need to sell anything. This can be dependent on the area so we advise that you go speak to a local scrap yard before rushing around collecting scrap without knowing how to sell it.

Another important thing to consider when getting into the scrap metal industry is where you plan to find scrap metal. This can be dependent on how much you can move at a time but with a van you have many options. Many of the people who we speak to area able to make good money removing old house appliances and selling the scrap. This is great as they are heavy and many people will even pay for you to take it away. Another option is building sites, with the permission of the manager some building sites will happily give you some scrap that they been you to get rid of. Make sure that you have the permission of owner before touching anything. If you are new to selling scrap, look around your own home or ask your neighbours. This will help to get an idea of how much things sell for and what is worth taking.

Cape Town has many great scrap yards so it is a brilliant place to sell scrap metal, whether it is just for a bit of extra cash or to become a full time career. My biggest tip is for you to find the scrap yards closest to where you plan to source material and have a look at each one. Each scrap yard is different and it is best to have a good idea of yards near you. What material you find is often not in your control however not all metal is worth the same and some are worth looking out for. Copper is the first one that you should be looking out for. It is hugely abundant and the price is high and always increasing. Most often it is found in wires, selling scrap copper can be very profitable. Aluminium is another great material that you need to be looking out for. It is used everywhere and has decent value. Not worth as much as copper but much easier to get your hands on. Old cars are great for finding scrap aluminium and there are many people who will give you an old car for free if you can take it to the scrap yard yourself. For the latest scrap metal prices in Cape Town South Africa look below. Go here for the latest scrap metal prices in other regions of South Africa.

Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
AluminiumR34.46
Aluminium AlloyR30.10
CopperR144.34
BrassR109.31
LeadR30.37
NickelR245.99
TinR440.70
ZincR41.33
Steel ScrapR7.05
Steel RebarR10.95

Last Updated On 2021-05-17

Non Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilogram
Scrap #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire61
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing62
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper59
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing47
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper55
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar43
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper41
Scrap Aluminium Cans68
Scrap Aluminium Copper Radiators33
Scrap Aluminium Siding54
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion43
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion w/ Attachments66
Scrap Aluminium Thermopane35
Scrap Aluminium Copper Cutoffs49
Scrap Aluminium 606166
Scrap Aluminium 606355
Scrap Aluminium New Cast31
Scrap Aluminium Old Cast46
Scrap Aluminium Old Sheet57
Scrap Aluminium Wheels Clean70
Scrap Aluminium Wheels w/ Attachments36
Scrap Aluminium Turnings37
Scrap Aluminium Breakage48
Scrap Aluminium Shavings67
Scrap Aluminium Boat46
Scrap Aluminium Bumpers34
Scrap Aluminium Clips59
Scrap Aluminium Copper Coil69
Scrap Aluminium Diesel Tank59
Scrap Aluminium Engine Block39
Scrap Aluminium Litho30
Scrap Aluminium Radiators57
Scrap Aluminium Rims52
Scrap Aluminium Wire51
Scrap Aluminium Transformers42
Scrap Ballasts37
Scrap Brass (Red)62
Scrap Brass (Yellow)70
Scrap Brass Rod54
Scrap Brass Hair Wire48
Scrap Brass Pipe68
Scrap Brass Radiators44
Scrap Brass Shells34
Scrap Brass Turnings67
Scrap Bronze66
Scrap Bronze Turnings37
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries39
Scrap Catalytic Converters49
Scrap Christmas Lights47
Scrap Cast Aluminium64
Scrap Carbide52
Scrap CATV Wire64
Scrap Circuit Breakers66
Scrap Cobalt47
Scrap Communications Wire40
Scrap Compressors49
Scrap Clean ACR38
Scrap Clean Aluminium Wire49
Scrap Dirty ACR35
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Extrusion70
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Radiators53
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Turnings57
Scrap Dirty Brass51
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators53
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper35
Scrap Double Insulated Cable63
Scrap EC Wire54
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminium68
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper68
Scrap Elevator Wire62
Scrap Enameled Copper60
Scrap Forktruck Battery45
Scrap F 7538
Scrap Fire Wire62
Scrap Gold69
Scrap Hastelloy Solids65
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings52
Scrap Heliax Wire51
Scrap Inconel31
Scrap Inconel 79265
Scrap Inconel 80051
Scrap Inconel 82537
Scrap Insulated Aluminium Wire41
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire55
Scrap Insulated Steel BX67
Scrap Lead Batteries30
Scrap Lead Coated Copper54
Scrap Lead Shot55
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights47
Scrap MarM24748
Scrap Monel39
Scrap Nickel42
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel64
Scrap Painted Aluminium62
Scrap Plumbers Brass64
Scrap Prepared Aluminium57
Scrap Pewter32
Scrap Platinum35
Scrap Romex Wire40
Scrap Sealed Units63
Scrap Silver Plated Copper64
Scrap Semi-Red Brass65
Scrap Silver69
Scrap Solid Core Heliax50
Scrap Stainless Steel55
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks44
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks35
Scrap Stainless Turnings63
Scrap Starters45
Scrap Steel Case Batteries64
Scrap THHN Wire34
Scrap Tin Coated Copper65
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire43
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips39
Scrap T-1,4,5,1555
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)53
Scrap Tungsten45
Scrap Tungsten Carbide44
Scrap Wiring Harness58

Scrap Gold Prices

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

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct GoldR303.70R9,446.17
14ct GoldR473.76R14,735.51
18ct GoldR607.38R18,891.72
22ct GoldR741.83R23,073.35
24ct GoldR809.76R25,186.48

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

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

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
PalladiumR949.29R29,526.18
PlatinumR406.80R12,652.75
SilverR10.21R317.47

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

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilogram
Scrap #1 Prepared30
Scrap #2 Prepared56
Scrap #1 Unprepared66
Scrap #2 Unprepared35
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole57
Scrap Busheling45
Scrap Cast Iron42
Scrap Dishwashers53
Scrap Dryers58
Scrap Oversize Torch48
Scrap Rebar52
Scrap Washing Machines47
Scrap Water Heaters53

Scrap Electronics Prices per Kilogram

ElectronicsPrice Per Kilogram
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