Recycling Prices In South Africa

What is Recycling?

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Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. The recovery of energy from waste materials is often included in this concept. The recyclability of a material depends on its ability to reacquire the properties it had in its original state.

Recycling Prices In South Africa

METALPRICE PER KILO
AluminiumR39.74
Aluminium AlloyR31.61
CopperR136.13
BrassR107.45
LeadR36.91
NickelR388.23
TinR350.47
ZincR51.78
Steel ScrapR6.57
Steel RebarR12.27

How much is a scrap metal Licence in South Africa?

In South Africa, a scrap metal licence costs R500 and is valid for one year. The licence allows you to buy and sell scrap metal, and transport it within the country. To get a scrap metal licence, you’ll need to apply to the Department of Trade and Industry.

Is recycling profitable in South Africa?

Paper, plastic, cans and glass can all be recycled for cash. Many people in South Africa make a living from collecting recyclables and exchanging them for money through numerous programmes across the country. These people are known in the recycling industry as collectors.

How much money do you get for recycling glass bottles in South Africa?

You can earn between 2 and 15 cents for each glass bottle, depending on the state in which you live and how much you deposit.

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