Ekurhuleni Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Ekurhuleni

The city of Ekurhuleni has become one of the most important manufacturing hubs in all of South Africa. Over 30% of the countries entire manufacturing happens there. This makes it a great place for buying and selling scrap metal. So if you are looking to get into the scrap metal industry then Ekurhuleni is the perfect place to be. Wherever there is manufacturing there is scrap as a result of the factories themselves and because of the high employment rate that usually follows. For those that are just getting started there are a few tips that we want you to know before heading to the scrap yard for the first time. Number one, make sure you know the laws that control the buying and selling of scrap metal in South Africa and how the business works locally in Ekurhuleni. Below you will find some more details but this is the most important tip on our list. Second, gain as much know ledge about scrap metal as possible. The more you know the better you will be at knowing whether something is worth your time and its value. I have worked with people who have been in the industry for many years and have no clue. Finally, don't get stuck doing the same thing. Find different ways of getting scrap metal and work with different people. This will give you more experience and help you make more money.

The laws that control the buying and selling of scrap metal in South Africa have gotten much stricter over the past few years in an attempt to combat scrap metal theft. This means that scrap yards have more hoops to jump through to be able to buy materials. Firstly, always take ID. It is required to buy and sell scrap metal all over South Africa. Where possible take documentation to show that the scrap material is not stolen. This can obviously be difficult and sometimes is not needed. Visit your local scrap yard and ask them when you will need to bring documentation to sell to them. When it comes to find the best scrap yard the best thing that you can do is visit as many of the scrap yards in Ekurhuleni as possible. While the prices should be similar, some will have specialisations and different approaches to customer service. We recommend you visit as many as possible to find the best one for you.

Ekurhuleni has so many options when it comes to finding decent scrap metal. Two types of scrap that always work are house hold appliances and cars. In my cases when people buy a new household appliance they need to get rid of an old one. If you can take it off their hands then they will often give it to you for free and you can collect the scrap money. Similarly, scrapping a car is often too time consuming for many people so if you do it for them they will either agree to split the money or let you have it all. One area which is often over looked is gold and silver. Both have huge value and can often be purchased for less than the scrap cost as people do not want to scrap it themselves. To find the most up to date scrap metal prices in Ekurhuleni see below. If you want to know the scrap metal prices for other regions of South Africa go here.

Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium AlloyR30.10
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 Wire63
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing59
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper53
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing31
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper44
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar47
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper70
Scrap Aluminium Cans44
Scrap Aluminium Copper Radiators35
Scrap Aluminium Siding68
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion36
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion w/ Attachments36
Scrap Aluminium Thermopane57
Scrap Aluminium Copper Cutoffs61
Scrap Aluminium 606150
Scrap Aluminium 606341
Scrap Aluminium New Cast58
Scrap Aluminium Old Cast41
Scrap Aluminium Old Sheet58
Scrap Aluminium Wheels Clean70
Scrap Aluminium Wheels w/ Attachments33
Scrap Aluminium Turnings44
Scrap Aluminium Breakage64
Scrap Aluminium Shavings41
Scrap Aluminium Boat66
Scrap Aluminium Bumpers57
Scrap Aluminium Clips56
Scrap Aluminium Copper Coil55
Scrap Aluminium Diesel Tank56
Scrap Aluminium Engine Block59
Scrap Aluminium Litho65
Scrap Aluminium Radiators55
Scrap Aluminium Rims70
Scrap Aluminium Wire59
Scrap Aluminium Transformers58
Scrap Ballasts46
Scrap Brass (Red)31
Scrap Brass (Yellow)49
Scrap Brass Rod60
Scrap Brass Hair Wire60
Scrap Brass Pipe48
Scrap Brass Radiators61
Scrap Brass Shells60
Scrap Brass Turnings69
Scrap Bronze68
Scrap Bronze Turnings42
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries51
Scrap Catalytic Converters37
Scrap Christmas Lights47
Scrap Cast Aluminium60
Scrap Carbide32
Scrap CATV Wire67
Scrap Circuit Breakers44
Scrap Cobalt33
Scrap Communications Wire51
Scrap Compressors30
Scrap Clean ACR34
Scrap Clean Aluminium Wire55
Scrap Dirty ACR52
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Extrusion54
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Radiators36
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Turnings33
Scrap Dirty Brass53
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators48
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper39
Scrap Double Insulated Cable38
Scrap EC Wire39
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminium69
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper36
Scrap Elevator Wire51
Scrap Enameled Copper52
Scrap Forktruck Battery64
Scrap F 7570
Scrap Fire Wire44
Scrap Gold41
Scrap Hastelloy Solids52
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings34
Scrap Heliax Wire53
Scrap Inconel47
Scrap Inconel 79242
Scrap Inconel 80063
Scrap Inconel 82568
Scrap Insulated Aluminium Wire51
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire41
Scrap Insulated Steel BX32
Scrap Lead Batteries64
Scrap Lead Coated Copper66
Scrap Lead Shot54
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights59
Scrap MarM24737
Scrap Monel62
Scrap Nickel57
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel42
Scrap Painted Aluminium60
Scrap Plumbers Brass49
Scrap Prepared Aluminium35
Scrap Pewter34
Scrap Platinum37
Scrap Romex Wire63
Scrap Sealed Units51
Scrap Silver Plated Copper69
Scrap Semi-Red Brass49
Scrap Silver51
Scrap Solid Core Heliax33
Scrap Stainless Steel35
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks36
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks32
Scrap Stainless Turnings59
Scrap Starters40
Scrap Steel Case Batteries53
Scrap THHN Wire30
Scrap Tin Coated Copper33
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire68
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips45
Scrap T-1,4,5,1553
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)47
Scrap Tungsten50
Scrap Tungsten Carbide40
Scrap Wiring Harness66

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

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 Prepared70
Scrap #2 Prepared55
Scrap #1 Unprepared51
Scrap #2 Unprepared60
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole58
Scrap Busheling32
Scrap Cast Iron70
Scrap Dishwashers32
Scrap Dryers62
Scrap Oversize Torch35
Scrap Rebar39
Scrap Washing Machines40
Scrap Water Heaters59

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