Ethekwini/Durban Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Ethekwini/Durban

Durban is well known it amazing subtropical climate and port, which is the largest in South Africa. With a population of three and a half million people it is the third largest city in all of South Africa. Tourism is a huge part of Durban's economy which is a boost to the scrap metal industry as tourism boosts spending. If you are new to scrap metal industry and want to start selling scrap metal in Durban then we are here to help. There are mistakes that you should avoid that many beginners make. First is the law we will go into more detail below but make you understand the laws for buying and selling scrap metal in South Africa and the local Durban customs. Next is make sure to gain as much knowledge as possible. So many people get into the industry without a real knowledge of the materials they are dealing with. Finally, make sure to try as many different way of getting scrap metal as possible and doing as many different thing is the best approach. This will mean that you never run out of metal to sell.

Laws that control the scrap metal industry in South Africa can be difficult to understand. As the country has become more developed scrap metal theft has been an increasing issue. To combat this there are laws in place to make it more difficult to buy or sell stolen scrap metal in Durban. Firstly you will need ID to sell scrap metal in South Africa. This can be annoying but any good scrap yard will not sell to you if you do not have ID. Secondly is that in some cases you will need to take some form of documentation with you to prove that the scrap metal was acquired legally. This is often difficult. Our suggestion is for you to go speak to a local scrap yard and ask them exactly what you need to sell scrap metal before going out and finding some metal to sell.

From speaking to our staff in South Africa we know that Durban is a great place to buy and sell scrap metal because it has so many great scrap yards around. We don't like to recommend specific scrap yards as it depends too much on what part of the city you are in. Our recommendation is that you try all your local scrap yards. Speak to the owners and find out which gives the best prices for what materials and customer service. Often different scrap yards specialize in different material so it may be best to have a few that you regularly visit. Although, prices should all be the same so if you know a scrap yard has much lower prices stay away from it.

Finding scrap metal in Durban should not be too tough as it is such a large and wealthy city. Two great options that anyone can do are house hold appliances and scrap cars. Many people will buy a new fridge or cooker and need to get rid of their old one. Often they will give to you for free if you can take it away. Scrapping cars in a favorite of mine as it is quick and there always people out there needing to get rid of an old car. Click here if you are looking for the latest scrap metal prices from around South Africa. Scroll down to see the most up to date scrap metal prices in Durban.

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