Ethekwini/Durban Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Ethekwini/Durban

Durban is well known it amazing subtropical climate and port, which is the largest in South Africa. With a population of three and a half million people it is the third largest city in all of South Africa. Tourism is a huge part of Durban's economy which is a boost to the scrap metal industry as tourism boosts spending. If you are new to scrap metal industry and want to start selling scrap metal in Durban then we are here to help. There are mistakes that you should avoid that many beginners make. First is the law we will go into more detail below but make you understand the laws for buying and selling scrap metal in South Africa and the local Durban customs. Next is make sure to gain as much knowledge as possible. So many people get into the industry without a real knowledge of the materials they are dealing with. Finally, make sure to try as many different way of getting scrap metal as possible and doing as many different thing is the best approach. This will mean that you never run out of metal to sell.

Laws that control the scrap metal industry in South Africa can be difficult to understand. As the country has become more developed scrap metal theft has been an increasing issue. To combat this there are laws in place to make it more difficult to buy or sell stolen scrap metal in Durban. Firstly you will need ID to sell scrap metal in South Africa. This can be annoying but any good scrap yard will not sell to you if you do not have ID. Secondly is that in some cases you will need to take some form of documentation with you to prove that the scrap metal was acquired legally. This is often difficult. Our suggestion is for you to go speak to a local scrap yard and ask them exactly what you need to sell scrap metal before going out and finding some metal to sell.

From speaking to our staff in South Africa we know that Durban is a great place to buy and sell scrap metal because it has so many great scrap yards around. We don't like to recommend specific scrap yards as it depends too much on what part of the city you are in. Our recommendation is that you try all your local scrap yards. Speak to the owners and find out which gives the best prices for what materials and customer service. Often different scrap yards specialize in different material so it may be best to have a few that you regularly visit. Although, prices should all be the same so if you know a scrap yard has much lower prices stay away from it.

Finding scrap metal in Durban should not be too tough as it is such a large and wealthy city. Two great options that anyone can do are house hold appliances and scrap cars. Many people will buy a new fridge or cooker and need to get rid of their old one. Often they will give to you for free if you can take it away. Scrapping cars in a favorite of mine as it is quick and there always people out there needing to get rid of an old car. Click here if you are looking for the latest scrap metal prices from around South Africa. Scroll down to see the most up to date scrap metal prices in Durban.

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