Industrial Scrap Metals
We pay for old and unwanted scrap metal which is then recycled to make new products.
We are focused on providing a service to Pinetown and central Durban areas. Our staff and owners are experienced scrap dealers with years’ experience dating back to the 1980’s when our company was first established.
Every day we deal with members of the public and commercial clients our staff are trained to give you advice on how to get more cash for your scrap, and if you are not sure what to recycle please refer to our Metals page.
Durban’s scrap metal recycling experts
WHY USE US?
We offer competitive pricing, years of experience, excellent service and a range of collection methods. Come and see us or give us a call to find out.
Office hours Mon-Thurs 07H00 to 16H30, Friday 07H00 to 1600 & Saturday 07H00 to 12H00. We will give information when closing times are at Easter / Christmas.
Bin & Waste
ISM has a 12 meter electronic weigh bridge that is calibrated every year. This weigh bridge has also been accredited by the Department of Transport as a public weigh bridge for ordinary vehicles.
ISM has a 12 meter electronic weigh bridge that is calibrated every year. This weigh bridge has also been accredited by the Department of Transport as a public weigh bridge for ordinary vehicles
Scrap Metal Association South Africa
The Recycling Association of South Africa is a not for profit organization that represents the interests of scrap metal dealers at a National and Provincial level.
The Recycling Association of South Africa protects and promotes the interests of the metal recycling industry in South Africa.
We Buy & Sell
ISM sorts any reusable from materials brought into the yard. Availability of resale material is subject to what can be recovered, and is priced per kg on a market related basis.
Products that are not able to be sold as re-useable metals are recycled after sorting into the type of metal and grade, processed and either sold into the local market or packed into containers for export.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH IS MY SCRAP WORTH?
= Depends on market price, location, time of year and demand. We can give an estimate over the phone but please remember this is an estimate please come in with a sample/scrap so we can see it and give you a more accurate assessment. When you come into the yard we weight the scrap in front of you and explain the different grades.
WILL I GET A FAIR PRICE FOR MY SCRAP?
=Integrity is top priority for us. All scales are computerised and fully calibrated.
WHY DO SCRAP METAL PRICES VARY?
As with all commodity prices change with supply and demand and with the cost of production.
WHY RECYCLE SCRAP METAL?
Because it takes less energy to recycle scrap than mine, purify and shape it.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE SCRAP YARD?
You will need your I.D. card and we need to record your physical address and telephone number. If you are a company please bring a letterheaded letter stating the following person is allowed to dispose of the scrap on your behalf. Helping to ensure a better quality service.
DO YOU BUY GAS BOTTLES?
No. Where gas bottles are marked with supplier identification please return them to the supplier. If there are no markings the brass nozzle will have to be removed.
DO YOU BUY CARS?
No. If we do take a car it will have to have scrapping papers from the local authority. Cars have lots of general waste inside not to mention hazardous substances like petrol. Do not forget the extra costs incurred in stripping out the ‘scrap/general waste’ and transporting it to the land fill site. For these reasons fill cars are bought at prices less than the scrap value.
WHY DO THE PRICES OF BRASS/STAINLESS/ALUMINIUM SHAVINGS VARY?
Often these shavings are contaminated with steel shavings and waste (Rags, cigarette butts, coolant etc). The price of this unclean shavings is subjective to the buyer. To ensure top price for your shavings please check the material before it is brought to the scrap yard. Run a magnet through it to check for steel shavings…
WHY IS IT DIFFICULT TO GIVE A SPECIFIC TIME FOR BIN COLLECTIONS?
Our truck drivers are given a list of customers to collect from for each day. They can get delayed in traffic, and at premises waiting for their turn to collect the scrap. Some days do not work out as planned. Please phone us if you have any questions to the time of the pick-up. We follow all our trucks on tracker, and are in communication with the drivers, so any questions can be answered quickly. Remember we are a owner managed company so we will make a plan.
WHAT CAN NOT GO INTO A BIN/SKIP?
Food waste, televisions, computer monitors, fridges/freezers, full paint cans, gas canisters, aerosols, tyres, plasterboard. Etc
DO WE SELL MOTOR CAR PARTS?