Johannesburg Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city with a population of over four million people. Before getting started with trading scrap metal it is important that you understand the laws that control the buying and selling of scrap metal in Johannesburg. Make sure to look up your local laws otherwise you could get a fine. ID is often need to sell large amounts of scrap metal so make sure you to take it with you. Our best tip is to speak to the person running your local scrap yard. They will know all the laws and help you follow them.

With the population and development in Johannesburg there has been a huge amount of investment. This leads to more spending which drives scrap metal. Often a great place to find scrap is to look out for people who want to throw away household goods that they have replaced. Often made from inexpensive materials but weigh a lot. Always be on the lookout for copper wire it is worth loads and can be acquired easily in cities with a lot of development such as Johannesburg.

Often you cannot choose what scrap metal if found. However, we can aim to find the higher priced metal. The most valuable that you are likely to find is scrap gold. As Johannesburg is home to some wealthy people there is a lot more gold. Often it is possible to buy old jewellery for less than the scrap price and make a profit. This is how many of our users get started in trading scrap metal. Copper is great as it is valuable and can be found in large amounts.

Another thing to consider is the quality of the material that you find. Old rusty material is worth much less than new pure scrap. Often this can lead to over- or underestimating the value of the material that you're about to take to the scrap yard. This is something that those new to the industry do all the time. Overestimate the value of their material and then getting disappointed when they get to the scrap yard.

The scrap yard that you choose to go to is not that important, as most yards in Johannesburg are great and run by knowledgeable owners. Some things to consider are distance from where you work. This can save lots of time. How well you get on with the staff, having a good relationship is really important. They will provide local insider knowledge and may even give better prices. Finally it depends what materials you are selling. Some yards have expertise in a few metals and will give you a more accurate price for it. Do not be afraid to shop around until you find a scrap yard that you find. A potentially great place to earn some cash is buy scrapping old cars. The huge population of Johannesburg means there are many people looking to get rid of old cars. If you are able to take it to the scrap yard for often they will not ask for anything in return. This is how many our team here make money. To find accurate scrap metal prices in Johannesburg see below!

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