Cape Town Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of South Africa's capital cities and has the second largest population. It is known for its amazing coast and Table Mountain. As much of South Africa it has seen a lot of development over the past decade or so. This has given rise to a booming scrap metal industry. For those that are new to buying and selling scrap metal in Cape Town make sure you are aware of some basics. Scrap metal theft has been a huge problem in South Africa so there are now strict laws on scap metal sales. Make sure that you take your ID with you to the scrap yard as it is usually needed and in some cases a receipt is needed to sell anything. This can be dependent on the area so we advise that you go speak to a local scrap yard before rushing around collecting scrap without knowing how to sell it.

Another important thing to consider when getting into the scrap metal industry is where you plan to find scrap metal. This can be dependent on how much you can move at a time but with a van you have many options. Many of the people who we speak to area able to make good money removing old house appliances and selling the scrap. This is great as they are heavy and many people will even pay for you to take it away. Another option is building sites, with the permission of the manager some building sites will happily give you some scrap that they been you to get rid of. Make sure that you have the permission of owners before touching anything. If you are new to selling scrap, look around your own home or ask your neighbours. This will help to get an idea of how much things sell for and what is worth taking.

Cape Town has many great scrap yards so it is a brilliant place to sell scrap metal, whether it is just for a bit of extra cash or to become a full time career. My biggest tip is for you to find the scrap yards closest to where you plan to source material and have a look at each one. Each scrap yard is different and it is best to have a good idea of yards near you. What material you find is often not in your control however not all metal is worth the same and some are worth looking out for. Copper is the first one that you should be looking out for. It is hugely abundant and the price is high and always increasing. Most often it is found in wires, so selling scrap copper can be very profitable. Aluminium is another great material that you need to be looking out for. It is used everywhere and has decent value. Not worth as much as copper but much easier to get your hands on. Old cars are great for finding scrap aluminium and there are many people who will give you an old car for free if you can take it to the scrap yard yourself. For the latest scrap metal prices in Cape Town South Africa look below. Go here for the latest scrap metal prices in other regions of South Africa.

Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
AluminiumR46.20
Aluminium AlloyR29.17
CopperR149.40
BrassR118.72
LeadR33.81
NickelR439.92
TinR547.06
ZincR59.18
Steel ScrapR7.59
Steel RebarR12.46

Last Updated On 2022-05-23

Scrap Aluminium Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium 1100R31.88
Aluminium 3003R31.88
Aluminium 356 Wheels (clean)R31.88
Aluminium 356 Wheels (dirty)R22.64
Aluminium 5052 ScrapR42.97
Aluminium 6061 ExtrusionsR28.18
Aluminium 6063 ExtrusionsR37.42
Aluminium 6063 Extrusions/FeR27.26
Aluminium/Cu RadiatorsR74.84
Aluminium/Cu/Fe RadiatorsR69.30
Aluminium RadiatorsR18.02
Aluminium/Fe RadiatorsR13.40
TransformersR7.85
Breakage 50% RecoveryR10.16
Chrome WheelsR30.03
E.C. WireR49.43
Litho SheetsR31.88
Mixed Turnings R18.48
MLC ClipsR31.42
Aluminium Old CastR30.49
Aluminium Old SheetR30.03
Painted SidingR29.57
UBCR31.42
Zorba 90% NFR30.03
Aluminium Cans (clean)R23.10
Aluminium Cans (dirty)R11.55

Scrap Brass Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Red BrassR76.01
Yellow BrassR68.77
Brass RodR74.20
Brass Hair WireR79.63
Brass PipeR72.39
Brass RadiatorsR61.53
Brass ShellsR68.41
Brass TurningsR69.86
BronzeR83.25
Bronze TurningsR43.43
Dirty BrassR36.20
Dirty Brass RadiatorsR36.20
Plumbers BrassR72.39
Semi-Red BrassR73.48

Scrap Copper Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 Bare Bright Copper WireR130.90
#1 Copper TubingR122.16
#1 Flashing CopperR122.17
#2 Copper TubingR115.19
#2/3 Mix CopperR111.70
#3 Copper with TarR104.71
#3 Roofing CopperR108.21
Dirty Roofing CopperR101.23
Electric Motors - CopperR90.75
Enameled CopperR102.97
Insulated Copper WireR104.72
Lead Coated CopperR88.31
Silver Plated CopperR111.70
Tin Coated CopperR97.74
Tin Insulated Copper WireR97.74

Scrap Lead Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Lead BatteriesR7.01
Lead ShotR15.95
Lead Wheel WeightsR10.21
Solid LeadR21.37
Soft LeadR22.01

Scrap Zinc Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
New Zinc Die CastR36.72
Old Zinc Die CastR31.61

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct GoldR338.22R10,519.77
14ct GoldR527.61R16,410.50
18ct GoldR676.42R21,038.92
22ct GoldR826.13R25,695.53
24ct GoldR901.80R28,049.25

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
PalladiumR740.93R23,045.37
PlatinumR354.94R11,039.75
SilverR9.19R285.96

Precious metal prices are usually set in troy ounces. One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 BundleR4.18
#1 BushelingR4.33
#1 HMSR3.11
HMS 80/20R2.58
Sheet MetalR2.43
Shredded Auto ScrapR3.26
Structural SteelR3.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
201 SSR11.08
301 SSR18.84
304 SS SolidR26.97
304 SS TurningR23.28
309 SSR35.10
310 SSR53.21
316 SS SolidR35.10
330 SSR86.82

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 PreparedR3.33
Scrap #2 PreparedR3.69
Scrap #1 UnpreparedR2.58
Scrap #2 UnpreparedR2.77
Scrap Auto Slabs WholeR2.95
Scrap Cast IronR4.43
Scrap DishwashersR2.95
Scrap DryersR2.95
Scrap Oversize TorchR4.06
Scrap RebarR8.87
Scrap Washing MachinesR2.95
Scrap Water HeatersR2.95

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