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 found 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 be aware 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 will be to 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, there are so many way to do it. Here we will go through a few method of sourcing scrap metal but do not feel limited to these as there are many great options. If you are new to buying and selling 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. For scrap metal prices around other cities and provinces in 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 Wire58
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing53
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper67
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing67
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper59
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar57
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper69
Scrap Aluminium Cans41
Scrap Aluminium Copper Radiators60
Scrap Aluminium Siding39
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion42
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion w/ Attachments45
Scrap Aluminium Thermopane42
Scrap Aluminium Copper Cutoffs59
Scrap Aluminium 606153
Scrap Aluminium 606343
Scrap Aluminium New Cast49
Scrap Aluminium Old Cast30
Scrap Aluminium Old Sheet53
Scrap Aluminium Wheels Clean61
Scrap Aluminium Wheels w/ Attachments40
Scrap Aluminium Turnings44
Scrap Aluminium Breakage69
Scrap Aluminium Shavings69
Scrap Aluminium Boat31
Scrap Aluminium Bumpers55
Scrap Aluminium Clips62
Scrap Aluminium Copper Coil63
Scrap Aluminium Diesel Tank41
Scrap Aluminium Engine Block47
Scrap Aluminium Litho65
Scrap Aluminium Radiators68
Scrap Aluminium Rims68
Scrap Aluminium Wire53
Scrap Aluminium Transformers38
Scrap Ballasts38
Scrap Brass (Red)45
Scrap Brass (Yellow)39
Scrap Brass Rod33
Scrap Brass Hair Wire67
Scrap Brass Pipe44
Scrap Brass Radiators40
Scrap Brass Shells51
Scrap Brass Turnings62
Scrap Bronze67
Scrap Bronze Turnings34
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries70
Scrap Catalytic Converters45
Scrap Christmas Lights44
Scrap Cast Aluminium33
Scrap Carbide56
Scrap CATV Wire50
Scrap Circuit Breakers32
Scrap Cobalt43
Scrap Communications Wire56
Scrap Compressors70
Scrap Clean ACR36
Scrap Clean Aluminium Wire63
Scrap Dirty ACR59
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Extrusion59
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Radiators65
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Turnings43
Scrap Dirty Brass60
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators45
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper36
Scrap Double Insulated Cable48
Scrap EC Wire54
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminium32
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper54
Scrap Elevator Wire61
Scrap Enameled Copper41
Scrap Forktruck Battery43
Scrap F 7541
Scrap Fire Wire49
Scrap Gold37
Scrap Hastelloy Solids41
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings34
Scrap Heliax Wire53
Scrap Inconel62
Scrap Inconel 79247
Scrap Inconel 80048
Scrap Inconel 82567
Scrap Insulated Aluminium Wire61
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire50
Scrap Insulated Steel BX52
Scrap Lead Batteries67
Scrap Lead Coated Copper69
Scrap Lead Shot64
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights35
Scrap MarM24770
Scrap Monel37
Scrap Nickel60
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel69
Scrap Painted Aluminium68
Scrap Plumbers Brass42
Scrap Prepared Aluminium52
Scrap Pewter61
Scrap Platinum60
Scrap Romex Wire42
Scrap Sealed Units68
Scrap Silver Plated Copper50
Scrap Semi-Red Brass36
Scrap Silver63
Scrap Solid Core Heliax69
Scrap Stainless Steel59
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks43
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks56
Scrap Stainless Turnings52
Scrap Starters51
Scrap Steel Case Batteries54
Scrap THHN Wire51
Scrap Tin Coated Copper62
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire39
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips41
Scrap T-1,4,5,1562
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)64
Scrap Tungsten40
Scrap Tungsten Carbide47
Scrap Wiring Harness48

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 Prepared39
Scrap #2 Prepared61
Scrap #1 Unprepared59
Scrap #2 Unprepared66
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole60
Scrap Busheling68
Scrap Cast Iron60
Scrap Dishwashers60
Scrap Dryers65
Scrap Oversize Torch61
Scrap Rebar51
Scrap Washing Machines43
Scrap Water Heaters67

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