Western Cape Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Western Cape

Western Cape is the third largest province in South Africa situated in the south western coast. It is home to Cape Town and 6.6 million people. It has a thriving economy with the largest sector being finance and services. It is also known for the number of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Western Cape is an amazing place to begin your journey into the scrap metal industry.

We have worked with people all over South Africa and put together some basics that you must know, before you begin to buy and sell scrap metal in Western Cape. First and foremost: be aware of the laws that govern the buying and selling scrap metal in South Africa. Laws can be complex and unique to each region. Some that are universal, are that you will need ID for most transactions and that a record will be kept by the scrap yard. Next beware that often you will need a receipt to sell scrap metal in South Africa. This law can be unique to the province so the best thing to do is to go speak to your local scrap yard. They can tell you exactly what you need to provide to buy or sell scrap metal. Next we will go through some methods to find good scrap metal, how to find a scrap yard that you like and the prices of scrap metal in Western Cape.

Finding scrap metal can be a very individual thing, as there are so many ways to do it. Here we will go through a few methods of sourcing scrap metal, but do not feel limited to these as there are many great options. If you are new to trading scrap metal make sure to look around your own property and ask around the local community. This will give an idea of what most people have available and what they are willing to give away. After this stage we recommend that your main focus is going after high value materials. The best are scrap copper and scrap gold. Gold is obviously hugely valuable but getting it will take some investment. Buying old Jewellery for less than the scrap price of more common than you might think and is easy profit. However, do not do this if you are not sure that the item is defiantly gold. Scrap copper is a great money maker as it is everywhere and has a high price. Wiring is the number one place to find scrap copper.

Once you have some material you need some where to sell you scrap metal. Western Cape is full of fantastic options for scrap yards. We recommend that you focus on either the area that you will be sourcing your material or close to your home. Do not stick with just one scrap yard at the beginning. Visit as many as you can and find the one that fits you best. For the most up to date scrap metal prices in Western Cape look below and check regularly as they can fluctuate heavily for certain materials.

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