Ekurhuleni Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Ekurhuleni

The city of Ekurhuleni has become one of the most important manufacturing hubs in all of South Africa. Over 30% of the country's entire manufacturing happens there. This makes it a great place for buying and selling scrap metal. So if you are looking to get into the scrap metal industry then Ekurhuleni is the perfect place to be. Wherever there is manufacturing there is scrap as a result of the factories themselves and because of the high employment rate that usually follows. For those that are just getting started there are a few tips that we want you to know before heading to the scrap yard for the first time.

Number one, make sure you know the laws that control the buying and selling of scrap metal in South Africa and how the business works locally in Ekurhuleni. Below you will find some more details but this is the most important tip on our list. Second, gain as much knowledge about scrap metal as possible. The more you know, the better you will be at knowing whether something is worth your time and it has value. I have worked with people who have been in the industry for many years and most have no clue. Finally, don't get stuck doing the same thing. Find different ways of getting scrap metal and work with different people. This will give you more experience and help you make more money.

The laws that control the trade of scrap metal in South Africa have gotten much stricter over the past few years in an attempt to fight scrap metal theft. This means that scrap yards have more hoops to jump through to be able to buy materials. Firstly, always take your ID with you. It is required to buy and sell scrap metal all over South Africa. Where possible take documentation to show that the scrap material is not stolen. This can obviously be difficult and sometimes it is not needed. Visit your local scrap yard and ask them when you will need to bring documentation to sell to them. When it comes to find the best scrap yard the best thing that you can do is visit as many of the scrap yards in Ekurhuleni as possible. While the prices should be similar, some will have specialisations and different approaches to customer service. We recommend you visit as many as possible to find the best one for you.

Ekurhuleni has so many options when it comes to finding decent scrap metal. Two types of scrap that always work are house hold appliances and cars. In many cases when people buy a new household appliance they need to get rid of an old one. If you can take it off their hands then they will often give it to you for free and you can collect the scrap money. Similarly, scrapping a car is often too time consuming for many people so if you do it for them they will either agree to split the money or let you have it all. One area which is often overlooked is gold and silver. Both have huge value and can often be purchased for less than the scrap cost as people do not want to scrap it themselves. To find the most up to date scrap metal prices in Ekurhuleni see below. If you want to know the scrap metal prices for other regions of South Africa go back to the page for South Africa scrap prices.

Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium AlloyR35.33
Steel ScrapR8.23
Steel RebarR13.12

Last Updated On 2023-03-30

Scrap Aluminium Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium 1100R29.62
Aluminium 3003R29.62
Aluminium 356 Wheels (clean)R29.62
Aluminium 356 Wheels (dirty)R21.03
Aluminium 5052 ScrapR39.92
Aluminium 6061 ExtrusionsR26.18
Aluminium 6063 ExtrusionsR34.77
Aluminium 6063 Extrusions/FeR25.32
Aluminium/Cu RadiatorsR69.53
Aluminium/Cu/Fe RadiatorsR64.38
Aluminium RadiatorsR16.74
Aluminium/Fe RadiatorsR12.45
Breakage 50% RecoveryR9.44
Chrome WheelsR27.90
E.C. WireR45.92
Litho SheetsR29.62
Mixed Turnings R17.17
MLC ClipsR29.19
Aluminium Old CastR28.33
Aluminium Old SheetR27.90
Painted SidingR27.47
Zorba 90% NFR27.90
Aluminium Cans (clean)R21.46
Aluminium Cans (dirty)R10.73

Scrap Brass Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Red BrassR86.43
Yellow BrassR81.35
Brass RodR79.41
Brass Hair WireR85.22
Brass PipeR77.48
Brass RadiatorsR65.85
Brass ShellsR73.21
Brass TurningsR74.76
Bronze TurningsR46.48
Dirty BrassR38.74
Dirty Brass RadiatorsR38.74
Plumbers BrassR77.47
Semi-Red BrassR78.64

Scrap Copper Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 Bare Bright Copper WireR143.82
#1 Copper TubingR134.23
#1 Flashing CopperR134.23
#2 Copper TubingR126.56
#2/3 Mix CopperR122.73
#3 Copper with TarR115.05
#3 Roofing CopperR118.89
Dirty Roofing CopperR111.22
Electric Motors - CopperR99.72
Enameled CopperR113.14
Insulated Copper WireR115.06
Lead Coated CopperR97.03
Silver Plated CopperR122.73
Tin Coated CopperR107.39
Tin Insulated Copper WireR107.39

Scrap Lead Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Lead BatteriesR8.21
Lead ShotR18.66
Lead Wheel WeightsR11.94
Solid LeadR25.00
Soft LeadR25.75

Scrap Zinc Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
New Zinc Die CastR34.16
Old Zinc Die CastR29.41

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct GoldR417.10R12,973.29
14ct GoldR650.68R20,238.39
18ct GoldR834.22R25,947.28
22ct GoldR1,018.87R31,690.29
24ct GoldR1,112.17R34,592.43

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

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

Scrap Prices for Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 BundleR4.53
#1 BushelingR4.69
#1 HMSR3.37
HMS 80/20R2.80
Sheet MetalR2.63
Shredded Auto ScrapR3.54
Structural SteelR3.34

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
201 SSR13.66
301 SSR20.42
304 SS SolidR29.24
304 SS TurningR25.23
309 SSR38.04
310 SSR57.66
316 SS SolidR38.04
330 SSR94.10

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 PreparedR3.60
Scrap #2 PreparedR4.00
Scrap #1 UnpreparedR2.80
Scrap #2 UnpreparedR3.00
Scrap Auto Slabs WholeR3.20
Scrap Cast IronR4.81
Scrap DishwashersR3.20
Scrap DryersR3.20
Scrap Oversize TorchR4.40
Scrap RebarR9.61
Scrap Washing MachinesR3.20
Scrap Water HeatersR3.20

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