Metals

Metals we buy and sell.

METALS

There are many different grades of metals. Every day items reach the end of their usable lifespan, then it’s time to recycle it. We buy items that are either made from metal or have a large amount of metal in them. We then process them to international specifications, ready for the local foundries or export.

Steel, Lead, Aluminium Copper, Zinc, Nickel etc are found in many different products which you come across every day. When we use the term ‘clean’ to describe scrap metal it means free of contaminants and with-in the required specification. The general rule of thumb is the purer the metal the higher the value.

Listed below are some of the products we buy. If you have any questions please contact us on 031 700 2152

STEEL:

Whiteware

Steel items with non-metallic contaminants (Plastic, wood, rubber, glass etc) eg Fridges, washing machines, ovens, bicycles etc. Price for these items are assessed on site. If they contain excessive contaminants these items will have no value.

Light Steel / Sub -grade

Steel thickness less than 3mm. eg Roofing, Car panels, steel furniture etc. We do not accept containers with oil and paints.

Heavy oversize steel / HMS

Steel greater than 3 mm in thickness. Greater than 1 metre by 1 metre. Eg Machinery, Framing, Pipes etc.

Heavy insize steel / HMS 1

Steel greater than 3 mm in thickness. Less than 1 metre by 1 metre. Eg: Car parts, valves, steel off cuts etc

COPPER:

Copper shiney bright:

Uncoated, clean bare copper wire greater than 1.5mm thick.

Copper 1A

Uncoated, ‘burnt’ clean copper bare wire 1.5 mm thick, punchings, buzzbar

Copper no.2 / Copper mix

Coated, unalloyed copper wire, pipes, motor windings. Must be free of excessive dirt, grease, solder and ash.

INSULATED COPPER

Electric wire covered in plastic insulation. The value is determined by the amount of copper recovered in the wire. The less insulation, plugs and fittings the greater the value.

BRASS:

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Taps, valves, ornaments etc Chrome or nickel plated brass is accepted. Must be free of excessive dirt and plastic.

ALUMINIUM:

RADIATORS

Finned automotive radiators of either aluminium, aluminium copper or copper brass. Must be free of steel and plastic

ALUMINIUM CANS

Used beverage cans free from dirt, rubbish and other contaminate.

ALUMINIUM OLD ROLL
Scrap aluminium material, generally household scrap. Includes ladders, pots, panelling, roofing, out-door furniture. Should be free from excessive steel and other contaminates.

CAST ALUMINIUM

Aluminium that has been cast into shape. Includes lawnmowers, engine parts, machinery housings etc . Should have less than 1 % steel contamination and be free of excessive oil, dirt and rubbish.

ALUMINIUM EXTRUSION

Clean Aluminium rod, bar or joinery. Must be free of any attachments including rivets, fittings or any non-metallics.

ALUMINIUM WHEEL RIMS

Clean aluminium wheels without tyres and must be free of bolts.

 

STAINLESS STEEL:

Clean non-magnetic stainless steel includes benchtops, sinks, sheet off cuts, pipes , nuts and bolts. Must be free of wood, steel and other contaminants.

LEAD:

Clean Lead including flashings, sinkers, pipes etc

LEAD WHEEL WEIGHTS

Lead wheel weights from wheel rims

LEAD BATTERIES

Lead acid batteries from vehicles, alarms, gate motors.

ELECTRIC MOTORS:

Electric motors whole or dismantled containing copper windings. Includes alternators, starter motors, washing machine motors. Does not include sealed fridge motors.

UNCLEAN / MIXED METALS:

Unclean is a low grade of scrap including Aluminium, copper and stainless that is contaminated with steel or other metals. Includes machines, gear boxes etc Must be free of excessive oil, grease and dirt.

CIRCUIT BOARDS:

Circuit boards are green/PCB boards that facilitate the connection of electronic components. They are categorised into low, medium and high grade depending on the amount of copper/gold in the circuit board. Must be free of contaimants.