Buffalo City Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Buffalo City

Founded in 2000 Buffalo City is a municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. It contains the towns of Bhisho, East London and King William's Town as well as other townships. Buffalo City has a thriving economy centered on its tourism and manufacturing. This type of economy leads to a healthy scrap metal industry in the local area. We have worked with many people in South Africa that are looking to make selling scrap metal a way of making extra cash. While often their intentions are good they go about it the wrong way. The two things that most people are interested in are how to find good scrap and where to sell their scrap metal. These are hugely important and we will discuss both but the most important thing to understand is the laws that control the buying and selling scrap metal in South Africa and the local area. Before you do anything make sure that you have ID to take to the scrap yard. ID is almost always need to sell any scrap metal in South Africa. To stop scrap metal theft the laws changed so that a receipt is needed to sell significant amounts of metal. This can be difficult to interpret. We recommend going to your local scrap yards and speaking to the scrap dealers about what information you will need to provide to be sure. This will also help you build a relationship with your local scrap dealer which is great for getting insider local knowledge.

Now that you understand the laws it's time to start thinking about how you want to source scrap metal to sell. There are many ways to do this and we recommend using a few different methods. We will go through a few now to help you get started but do not feel limited to these. The first thing to do is look around you own home and ask your neighbors if they have anything metal they no longer want and need taken away. So many people hold on to thing because they cannot remove them and they will be happy for you to do it. Next, if you have access to a large vehicle, you can offer free household appliance removal. Again these can be difficult to get rid of but can be scrapped for a decent amount of money. Lastly, involves a little more investment but can be hugely profitable. This method involves buying gold jewelry for less than it scrap value. Be careful that you are sure it is real but defiantly consider this method.

The last thing that consider is where you are going to sell your scrap metal. Now there are many great scrap yards in Buffalo city. What we always recommend is that you visit as many as possible. This will help find the one that suits your needs best and is best equip to give you the best price on the scrap metal that you are bringing in. Below you will find the most up to date scrap metal prices in the Buffalo City area. If you want to find the best scrap metal prices in other parts of South Africa go here.

Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
AluminiumR33.15
Aluminium AlloyR27.03
CopperR133.91
BrassR102.04
LeadR28.80
NickelR229.62
TinR403.95
ZincR40.18
Steel ScrapR6.09
Steel RebarR9.07

Last Updated On 2021-04-21

Non Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilogram
Scrap #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire51
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing33
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper31
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing49
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper61
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar33
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper59
Scrap Aluminium Cans51
Scrap Aluminium Copper Radiators65
Scrap Aluminium Siding54
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion59
Scrap Aluminium Extrusion w/ Attachments39
Scrap Aluminium Thermopane53
Scrap Aluminium Copper Cutoffs60
Scrap Aluminium 606157
Scrap Aluminium 606370
Scrap Aluminium New Cast39
Scrap Aluminium Old Cast59
Scrap Aluminium Old Sheet57
Scrap Aluminium Wheels Clean52
Scrap Aluminium Wheels w/ Attachments48
Scrap Aluminium Turnings52
Scrap Aluminium Breakage62
Scrap Aluminium Shavings50
Scrap Aluminium Boat66
Scrap Aluminium Bumpers33
Scrap Aluminium Clips48
Scrap Aluminium Copper Coil30
Scrap Aluminium Diesel Tank38
Scrap Aluminium Engine Block63
Scrap Aluminium Litho56
Scrap Aluminium Radiators57
Scrap Aluminium Rims57
Scrap Aluminium Wire67
Scrap Aluminium Transformers63
Scrap Ballasts42
Scrap Brass (Red)52
Scrap Brass (Yellow)44
Scrap Brass Rod32
Scrap Brass Hair Wire68
Scrap Brass Pipe65
Scrap Brass Radiators65
Scrap Brass Shells39
Scrap Brass Turnings43
Scrap Bronze65
Scrap Bronze Turnings32
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries53
Scrap Catalytic Converters64
Scrap Christmas Lights42
Scrap Cast Aluminium45
Scrap Carbide51
Scrap CATV Wire63
Scrap Circuit Breakers35
Scrap Cobalt57
Scrap Communications Wire32
Scrap Compressors53
Scrap Clean ACR45
Scrap Clean Aluminium Wire39
Scrap Dirty ACR46
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Extrusion58
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Radiators42
Scrap Dirty Aluminium Turnings56
Scrap Dirty Brass43
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators63
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper31
Scrap Double Insulated Cable43
Scrap EC Wire65
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminium54
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper56
Scrap Elevator Wire38
Scrap Enameled Copper30
Scrap Forktruck Battery65
Scrap F 7549
Scrap Fire Wire60
Scrap Gold33
Scrap Hastelloy Solids54
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings54
Scrap Heliax Wire58
Scrap Inconel50
Scrap Inconel 79247
Scrap Inconel 80047
Scrap Inconel 82540
Scrap Insulated Aluminium Wire62
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire54
Scrap Insulated Steel BX56
Scrap Lead Batteries34
Scrap Lead Coated Copper39
Scrap Lead Shot31
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights41
Scrap MarM24735
Scrap Monel31
Scrap Nickel61
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel70
Scrap Painted Aluminium54
Scrap Plumbers Brass70
Scrap Prepared Aluminium57
Scrap Pewter37
Scrap Platinum66
Scrap Romex Wire50
Scrap Sealed Units35
Scrap Silver Plated Copper58
Scrap Semi-Red Brass59
Scrap Silver64
Scrap Solid Core Heliax41
Scrap Stainless Steel32
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks45
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks37
Scrap Stainless Turnings64
Scrap Starters63
Scrap Steel Case Batteries44
Scrap THHN Wire31
Scrap Tin Coated Copper31
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire63
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips56
Scrap T-1,4,5,1550
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)49
Scrap Tungsten43
Scrap Tungsten Carbide43
Scrap Wiring Harness46

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 GoldR296.49R9,221.76
14ct GoldR462.53R14,386.22
18ct GoldR592.99R18,444.14
22ct GoldR724.23R22,526.19
24ct GoldR790.57R24,589.50

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

Below are today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
PalladiumR928.18R28,869.60
PlatinumR395.93R12,314.86
SilverR9.75R303.36

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 Prepared31
Scrap #2 Prepared56
Scrap #1 Unprepared67
Scrap #2 Unprepared49
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole35
Scrap Busheling32
Scrap Cast Iron52
Scrap Dishwashers67
Scrap Dryers49
Scrap Oversize Torch36
Scrap Rebar61
Scrap Washing Machines57
Scrap Water Heaters55

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