Ethekwini/Durban Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Ethekwini/Durban

Durban is well known it amazing subtropical climate and port, which is largest in South Africa. With a population of three and a half million people it the third largest 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 speak 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 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. Scraping 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
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 Wire59
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing42
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper51
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing50
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper35
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar40
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper46
Scrap Aluminium Cans63
Scrap Aluminium Copper Radiators38
Scrap Aluminium Siding63
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion66
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion w/ Attachments39
Scrap Aluminium Thermopane58
Scrap Aluminium Copper Cutoffs48
Scrap Aluminium 606160
Scrap Aluminium 606361
Scrap Aluminium New Cast34
Scrap Aluminium Old Cast53
Scrap Aluminium Old Sheet50
Scrap Aluminium Wheels Clean55
Scrap Aluminium Wheels w/ Attachments59
Scrap Aluminium Turnings50
Scrap Aluminium Breakage49
Scrap Aluminium Shavings55
Scrap Aluminium Boat32
Scrap Aluminium Bumpers65
Scrap Aluminium Clips33
Scrap Aluminium Copper Coil63
Scrap Aluminium Diesel Tank36
Scrap Aluminium Engine Block42
Scrap Aluminium Litho56
Scrap Aluminium Radiators46
Scrap Aluminium Rims62
Scrap Aluminium Wire69
Scrap Aluminium Transformers53
Scrap Ballasts60
Scrap Brass (Red)32
Scrap Brass (Yellow)64
Scrap Brass Rod64
Scrap Brass Hair Wire41
Scrap Brass Pipe70
Scrap Brass Radiators36
Scrap Brass Shells61
Scrap Brass Turnings57
Scrap Bronze39
Scrap Bronze Turnings38
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries39
Scrap Catalytic Converters39
Scrap Christmas Lights36
Scrap Cast Aluminium37
Scrap Carbide51
Scrap CATV Wire42
Scrap Circuit Breakers35
Scrap Cobalt68
Scrap Communications Wire54
Scrap Compressors64
Scrap Clean ACR34
Scrap Clean Aluminium Wire61
Scrap Dirty ACR35
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Extrusion66
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Radiators61
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Turnings65
Scrap Dirty Brass64
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators49
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper50
Scrap Double Insulated Cable33
Scrap EC Wire60
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminium48
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper32
Scrap Elevator Wire32
Scrap Enameled Copper57
Scrap Forktruck Battery65
Scrap F 7567
Scrap Fire Wire31
Scrap Gold52
Scrap Hastelloy Solids33
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings31
Scrap Heliax Wire50
Scrap Inconel38
Scrap Inconel 79260
Scrap Inconel 80058
Scrap Inconel 82537
Scrap Insulated Aluminium Wire43
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire62
Scrap Insulated Steel BX51
Scrap Lead Batteries41
Scrap Lead Coated Copper58
Scrap Lead Shot47
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights42
Scrap MarM24740
Scrap Monel68
Scrap Nickel36
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel37
Scrap Painted Aluminium68
Scrap Plumbers Brass61
Scrap Prepared Aluminium38
Scrap Pewter64
Scrap Platinum51
Scrap Romex Wire47
Scrap Sealed Units48
Scrap Silver Plated Copper47
Scrap Semi-Red Brass31
Scrap Silver68
Scrap Solid Core Heliax60
Scrap Stainless Steel44
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks41
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks67
Scrap Stainless Turnings56
Scrap Starters31
Scrap Steel Case Batteries37
Scrap THHN Wire44
Scrap Tin Coated Copper36
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire56
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips66
Scrap T-1,4,5,1553
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)54
Scrap Tungsten68
Scrap Tungsten Carbide59
Scrap Wiring Harness69

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 Prepared58
Scrap #2 Prepared45
Scrap #1 Unprepared61
Scrap #2 Unprepared61
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole39
Scrap Busheling41
Scrap Cast Iron33
Scrap Dishwashers47
Scrap Dryers45
Scrap Oversize Torch70
Scrap Rebar56
Scrap Washing Machines39
Scrap Water Heaters43

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