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 needed 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 your 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 things 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. The last method 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 definitely consider this method.

The last thing that you should 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 equiped 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
AluminiumR40.08
Aluminium AlloyR31.61
CopperR137.81
BrassR107.94
LeadR36.45
NickelR436.59
TinR381.91
ZincR49.95
Steel ScrapR5.93
Steel RebarR10.84

Last Updated On 2022-11-28

Scrap Aluminium Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium 1100R27.65
Aluminium 3003R27.65
Aluminium 356 Wheels (clean)R27.65
Aluminium 356 Wheels (dirty)R19.64
Aluminium 5052 ScrapR37.27
Aluminium 6061 ExtrusionsR24.45
Aluminium 6063 ExtrusionsR32.46
Aluminium 6063 Extrusions/FeR23.65
Aluminium/Cu RadiatorsR64.93
Aluminium/Cu/Fe RadiatorsR60.12
Aluminium RadiatorsR15.63
Aluminium/Fe RadiatorsR11.62
TransformersR6.81
Breakage 50% RecoveryR8.82
Chrome WheelsR26.05
E.C. WireR42.88
Litho SheetsR27.65
Mixed Turnings R16.03
MLC ClipsR27.25
Aluminium Old CastR26.45
Aluminium Old SheetR26.05
Painted SidingR25.65
UBCR27.25
Zorba 90% NFR26.05
Aluminium Cans (clean)R20.04
Aluminium Cans (dirty)R10.02

Scrap Brass Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Red BrassR73.42
Yellow BrassR69.11
Brass RodR67.46
Brass Hair WireR72.39
Brass PipeR65.82
Brass RadiatorsR55.94
Brass ShellsR62.20
Brass TurningsR63.51
BronzeR75.69
Bronze TurningsR39.48
Dirty BrassR32.91
Dirty Brass RadiatorsR32.91
Plumbers BrassR65.82
Semi-Red BrassR66.80

Scrap Copper Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 Bare Bright Copper WireR120.75
#1 Copper TubingR112.69
#1 Flashing CopperR112.70
#2 Copper TubingR106.25
#2/3 Mix CopperR103.04
#3 Copper with TarR96.59
#3 Roofing CopperR99.82
Dirty Roofing CopperR93.38
Electric Motors - CopperR83.72
Enameled CopperR94.99
Insulated Copper WireR96.60
Lead Coated CopperR81.46
Silver Plated CopperR103.04
Tin Coated CopperR90.16
Tin Insulated Copper WireR90.16

Scrap Lead Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Lead BatteriesR7.56
Lead ShotR17.19
Lead Wheel WeightsR11.00
Solid LeadR23.04
Soft LeadR23.73

Scrap Zinc Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
New Zinc Die CastR30.99
Old Zinc Die CastR26.68

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct GoldR350.37R10,897.61
14ct GoldR546.56R16,999.96
18ct GoldR700.71R21,794.58
22ct GoldR855.81R26,618.75
24ct GoldR934.20R29,056.87

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
PalladiumR727.10R22,615.21
PlatinumR392.82R12,218.20
SilverR9.65R300.21

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

Scrap Prices for Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 BundleR3.26
#1 BushelingR3.38
#1 HMSR2.43
HMS 80/20R2.02
Sheet MetalR1.90
Shredded Auto ScrapR2.55
Structural SteelR2.40

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
201 SSR9.84
301 SSR14.72
304 SS SolidR21.07
304 SS TurningR18.18
309 SSR27.41
310 SSR41.55
316 SS SolidR27.41
330 SSR67.81

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 PreparedR2.60
Scrap #2 PreparedR2.88
Scrap #1 UnpreparedR2.02
Scrap #2 UnpreparedR2.16
Scrap Auto Slabs WholeR2.31
Scrap Cast IronR3.46
Scrap DishwashersR2.31
Scrap DryersR2.31
Scrap Oversize TorchR3.17
Scrap RebarR6.93
Scrap Washing MachinesR2.31
Scrap Water HeatersR2.31

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