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 country's 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 knowledge about scrap metal as possible. The more you know, the better you will be at knowing whether something is worth your time and it has value. I have worked with people who have been in the industry for many years and most 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 trade of scrap metal in South Africa have gotten much stricter over the past few years in an attempt to fight scrap metal theft. This means that scrap yards have more hoops to jump through to be able to buy materials. Firstly, always take your ID with you. 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 it 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 many 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 overlooked 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 back to the page for South Africa scrap prices.

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