Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about Ferris Metal Recyclers or scrap metal processing? You might find your answer among our frequently asked questions.

Q. What kind of metal will Ferris Metal Recyclers accept?
A. Any non-prohibited ferrous or non-ferrous metals - for example, vehicles and machinery, farm implements, industrial off-cuts, demolition, railway and plumbing scrap, engine blocks, electrical wire, brass fittings, lead batteries, aluminium wheels, radiators, fencing, plus fridges, washing machines and other household equipment.

Q. What counts as prohibited ferrous and non-ferrous metals?
A. Dangerous or non-metallic materials such as oil filters, gas bottles, accumulators, explosives, live ammunition and toxic or radioactive waste.

Q. How can I be sure that your weighbridge is accurate?
A. Trade measurement officers from Consumer and Business Services (formerly the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs) regularly test all weighing equipment used by Ferris Metal Recyclers. In addition, our weighing equipment complies with the SA Trade Measurement Act of 1993.

Q. Do you supply bins?
A. Ferris Metal Recyclers offers a free bin delivery and pickup service to industrial customers who meet the minimum quantity requirements. For more information, complete our enquiry form or give us a call.

Q. What are your current prices for scrap metal?
A. For a competitive price for your scrap metal, get in touch for a quote today.

Q. How soon will I receive payment for the scrap metal I sell?
A. Ferris Metal Recyclers provides immediate payment when you sell scrap metal directly to us at our Burton site.