Polokwane Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Polokwane

Polokwane is the capital of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is a hub for commerce and industry in the Gauteng region. This thriving business environment makes it a great place for the scrap metal industry.

If you are new to buying and selling scrap metal we are here to help you learn the basics of the scrap metal trade in South Africa. We have worked with many people over the years, many of whom now make a full time living from the scrap metal industry. Almost all of them forget the most important thing when they start selling scrap metal which is to consider the laws that surround the buying and selling of scrap metal. To combat scrap metal theft laws have been put in place throughout South Africa to make it more difficult to sell. Firstly make sure to take ID as it is often required to sell any significant amount of scrap. Newer laws also require receipts of the material origin before it can be sold. The best to know what you need to bring with you is to take a visit to your local scrap yard and speak to the owner. They will now best all the laws and customs in Polokwane. Helping you know what is required and wasting a trip.

The next things to be aware of, are:

  • where to source scrap metal
  • how to find the best scrap yard for your needs
  • the price of scrap metals in Polokwane

There are many ways of finding scrap metal. Here we will discuss a few but there are many more and it is best to have a range of methods for sourcing material. For those that are new to the scrap metal industry, the first thing to do is search your own property for scrap metal that you could get rid of. This is a great way to start thinking about the types of things that could be sold. Also make sure to ask around your local community. Many people cannot take things to the scrap yard themselves and will be happy for you to take it for free. After this we recommend going after scrap metal that has the highest price, which is scrap copper and gold. Scrap copper is great as it is easy to find in older wiring. Gold is more difficult, but a great method is to try to buy old jewelry for less than the scrap value. When doing this make sure that you are sure the gold is real. From experience we can tell you there is nothing worse than buying fake gold.

When you have some scrap metal that you want to sell, you need to choose a scrap yard. Find the best scrap yard for you is something that takes time. The best thing to do is to visit as many as you can in your local area. Each should give similar prices for your scrap but some will be more knowledgeable in some areas then other. Try to talk to the staff and build friendships this will help you get insider local knowledge that can be hugely beneficial. For the latest scrap metal prices in the Polokwane area look make sure to check back daily as we update our scrap prices everyday!

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