Services

Industrial Scrap is committed to providing an honest, reliable and friendly service to the Pinetown, and to surrounding Durban area. We have 40 years’ experience in the scrap metal industry. Staff and owners are always willing to provide advice to commercial / ‘Industrial’ and private customers.

Our yard is conveniently located at the bottom of Fields hill. To find our yard is easy to find take the first off ramp (Richmond Road) on the M13 as if you were going to drive up Fieldshill. Turn left away from Pinetown drive 800 metres down the hill passing a BP petrol garage on your left hand side. Turn right at the second set of robots into Swanfield Road. We have 3 yards on this road please stop and ask one of our friendly staff for which yard you can take your scrap too.

Please remember to bring a copy of your Identity Document. Staff are required by law to record your telephone and address to help the police combat theft. Industry / Commercial customers are asked to bring a letter from their company listing the staff that are allowed to sell scrap and a brief description of the items sold.

WEIGHING

Our yards have weighbridge for C.O.R. weighing for verifying your vehicle weight with the licencing department. Please remember to provide the driver with the following details: chassis number, engine number, make of the vehicle the, description of the vehicle and name of the company or person the vehicle is registered in. Public weighing is also offered which is to check the weight of the load your vehicle is carrying. Helping you ensure your vehicle is not overloaded or to verify the weight your vehicle is delivering / picking. All we need is your vehicle registration number and name the vehicle is registered in.

There are also plenty of conveniently located platform scales to off load your scrap on.

SITE CLEARANCE

YOU COME TO US:

Our staff will off load, sort and weigh your scrap in front of you. We will show you how to add value to your scrap and let you know what else we buy.

WE COME TO YOU:

We have a number of bin sizes for you to load your scrap into. If you are a small machine shop we have 1.5 ton bulk bags or small skips/bins of 2 to 4 cubic metres size. That is dropped and picked up by small manoeuvrable trucks to get in those hard to get to places. For larger business we have bin sizes up to 11 cubic metres. If you have machines that is too big to transport, we have a team of experienced cutters and crane truck drivers ready to come and assist you cut and remove it for you, hassle free. If it is bulky scrap not a problem a crane truck can come load off the floor. Whether it is steel, aluminium or stainless give us a call.

USED STEEL

We collect common usable items from the scrap that is brought into the yard. At the moment we collect: pipes, square tubing, round bar, channel, I-Beams, angle iron, metal sheets etc. We also actively look to purchase such items from industry so please call us if you need any further information on what we buy. The usable steel is sold at a discount to new steel. You win when you need a piece of steel but do not need to buy a full length, and again when disposing of it by getting a better price for your ‘scrap’ usable steel when clearing your yard.

WASTE

We aim to provide a complete service and where there is scrap there is general waste. We offer bin hire for your general waste (please note there is no bin hire costs for your scrap metal) and transport to licenced land fill sites. Any questions please call us.

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?

No.

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