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 with trading scrap metal it is important 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 you. 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 how many of our users get started in trading 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 you're 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 yards 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!

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