Johannesburg Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city with a population of over four million people. Before getting started buying and selling scrap metal it is important to make sure that you understand the laws that control the buying and selling of scrap metal in Johannesburg. Make sure to look up your local laws otherwise you could get a fine. ID is often need to sell large amounts of scrap metal so make sure you to take it with. Our best tip is to speak to the person running your local scrap yard. They will know all the laws and help you follow them. With the population and development in Johannesburg there has been a huge amount of investment. This leads to more spending which drives scrap metal. Often a great place to find scrap is to look out for people who want to throw away household goods that they have replaced. Often made from inexpensive materials but weigh a lot. Always be on the lookout for copper wire it is worth loads and can be acquired easily in cities with a lot of development such as Johannesburg.

Often you cannot choose what scrap metal if found. However, we can aim to find the higher priced metal. The most valuable that you are likely to find is scrap gold. As Johannesburg is home to some wealthy people there is a lot more gold. Often it is possible to buy old jewellery for less than the scrap price and make a profit. This is many of our uses get started in buying and selling scrap metal. Copper is great as it is valuable and can be found in large amounts.

Another thing to consider is the quality of the material that you find. Old rusty material is worth much less than new pure scrap. Often this can lead to over or underestimating the value of the material that we about to take to the scrap yard. This is something that those new to the industry do all the time. Overestimate the value of their material and then getting disappointed when they get to the scrap yard. The scrap yard that you choose to go to is not that important as most in Johannesburg are great and run by knowledgeable owners. Some things to consider are distance from where you work. This can save lots of time. How well you get on with the staff, having a good relationship is really important. They will provide local insider knowledge and may even give better prices. Finally it depends what materials you are selling. Some yards have expertise in a few metals and will give you a more accurate price for it. Do not be afraid to shop around until you find a scrap yard that you find. A potentially great place to earn some cash is buy scrapping old cars. The huge population of Johannesburg means there are many people looking to get rid of old cars. If you are able to take it to the scrap yard for often they will not ask for anything in return. This is how many our team here make money. To find accurate scrap metal prices in Johannesburg see below! If you want scrap metal prices in other areas of South Africa click here.

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 Wire64
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing83
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper40
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing34
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper104
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar127
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper64
Scrap Aluminium Cans59
Scrap Aluminium Copper Radiators148
Scrap Aluminium Siding133
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion120
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion w/ Attachments51
Scrap Aluminium Thermopane69
Scrap Aluminium Copper Cutoffs65
Scrap Aluminium 6061113
Scrap Aluminium 606352
Scrap Aluminium New Cast89
Scrap Aluminium Old Cast106
Scrap Aluminium Old Sheet104
Scrap Aluminium Wheels Clean142
Scrap Aluminium Wheels w/ Attachments109
Scrap Aluminium Turnings56
Scrap Aluminium Breakage126
Scrap Aluminium Shavings46
Scrap Aluminium Boat150
Scrap Aluminium Bumpers134
Scrap Aluminium Clips124
Scrap Aluminium Copper Coil42
Scrap Aluminium Diesel Tank107
Scrap Aluminium Engine Block68
Scrap Aluminium Litho148
Scrap Aluminium Radiators140
Scrap Aluminium Rims75
Scrap Aluminium Wire112
Scrap Aluminium Transformers35
Scrap Ballasts119
Scrap Brass (Red)36
Scrap Brass (Yellow)116
Scrap Brass Rod62
Scrap Brass Hair Wire90
Scrap Brass Pipe113
Scrap Brass Radiators78
Scrap Brass Shells60
Scrap Brass Turnings128
Scrap Bronze46
Scrap Bronze Turnings137
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries124
Scrap Catalytic Converters53
Scrap Christmas Lights118
Scrap Cast Aluminium88
Scrap Carbide86
Scrap CATV Wire138
Scrap Circuit Breakers137
Scrap Cobalt93
Scrap Communications Wire94
Scrap Compressors57
Scrap Clean ACR41
Scrap Clean Aluminium Wire147
Scrap Dirty ACR128
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Extrusion83
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Radiators85
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Turnings61
Scrap Dirty Brass81
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators103
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper92
Scrap Double Insulated Cable97
Scrap EC Wire66
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminium131
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper73
Scrap Elevator Wire86
Scrap Enameled Copper58
Scrap Forktruck Battery33
Scrap F 7559
Scrap Fire Wire140
Scrap Gold50
Scrap Hastelloy Solids114
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings125
Scrap Heliax Wire67
Scrap Inconel63
Scrap Inconel 79299
Scrap Inconel 80054
Scrap Inconel 82556
Scrap Insulated Aluminium Wire44
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire131
Scrap Insulated Steel BX61
Scrap Lead Batteries112
Scrap Lead Coated Copper79
Scrap Lead Shot109
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights128
Scrap MarM247102
Scrap Monel147
Scrap Nickel125
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel118
Scrap Painted Aluminium92
Scrap Plumbers Brass93
Scrap Prepared Aluminium145
Scrap Pewter115
Scrap Platinum103
Scrap Romex Wire98
Scrap Sealed Units46
Scrap Silver Plated Copper40
Scrap Semi-Red Brass126
Scrap Silver73
Scrap Solid Core Heliax147
Scrap Stainless Steel43
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks83
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks106
Scrap Stainless Turnings67
Scrap Starters100
Scrap Steel Case Batteries31
Scrap THHN Wire91
Scrap Tin Coated Copper143
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire147
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips76
Scrap T-1,4,5,1551
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)118
Scrap Tungsten66
Scrap Tungsten Carbide108
Scrap Wiring Harness96

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 Prepared60
Scrap #2 Prepared30
Scrap #1 Unprepared59
Scrap #2 Unprepared31
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole53
Scrap Busheling61
Scrap Cast Iron65
Scrap Dishwashers31
Scrap Dryers39
Scrap Oversize Torch30
Scrap Rebar58
Scrap Washing Machines46
Scrap Water Heaters39

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