Western Cape Scrap Metal Prices - South Africa

Selling Scrap in Western Cape

Western Cape is the third largest province in South Africa situated in the south western coast. It is home to Cape Town and 6.6 million people. It has a thriving economy with the largest sector being finance and services. It is also known for the number of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Western Cape is an amazing place to begin your journey into the scrap metal industry.

We have worked with people all over South Africa and put together some basics that you must know, before you begin to buy and sell scrap metal in Western Cape. First and foremost: be aware of the laws that govern the buying and selling scrap metal in South Africa. Laws can be complex and unique to each region. Some that are universal, are that you will need ID for most transactions and that a record will be kept by the scrap yard. Next beware that often you will need a receipt to sell scrap metal in South Africa. This law can be unique to the province so the best thing to do is to go speak to your local scrap yard. They can tell you exactly what you need to provide to buy or sell scrap metal. Next we will go through some methods to find good scrap metal, how to find a scrap yard that you like and the prices of scrap metal in Western Cape.

Finding scrap metal can be a very individual thing, as there are so many ways to do it. Here we will go through a few methods of sourcing scrap metal, but do not feel limited to these as there are many great options. If you are new to trading scrap metal make sure to look around your own property and ask around the local community. This will give an idea of what most people have available and what they are willing to give away. After this stage we recommend that your main focus is going after high value materials. The best are scrap copper and scrap gold. Gold is obviously hugely valuable but getting it will take some investment. Buying old Jewellery for less than the scrap price of more common than you might think and is easy profit. However, do not do this if you are not sure that the item is defiantly gold. Scrap copper is a great money maker as it is everywhere and has a high price. Wiring is the number one place to find scrap copper.

Once you have some material you need some where to sell you scrap metal. Western Cape is full of fantastic options for scrap yards. We recommend that you focus on either the area that you will be sourcing your material or close to your home. Do not stick with just one scrap yard at the beginning. Visit as many as you can and find the one that fits you best. For the most up to date scrap metal prices in Western Cape look below and check regularly as they can fluctuate heavily for certain materials.

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