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Competitive prices for your scrap metal

At Honeydew Metals we have more than 20-year long-standing relationships with our customers which is a testament to the excellent service we provide in the community based on competitive prices, honesty, and efficiency.

Honeydew Metals buy all types of scrap metal. This metal includes ferrous grades such as iron and steel, as well as non-ferrous grades such as aluminum, brass, copper, lead and stainless steel.

Prices fluctuate according to the markets, but what you can guarantee is that Honeydew Metals is always highly competitive on price.

We offer competitive prices for any scrap metal.

Who do we buy from?

The short answer is anyone who produces scrap metal or recyclables. This includes the general public, other scrap metal merchants, construction and demolition contractors, local trades and businesses, manufacturers, blue-chip organizations, to name but a few.


Honeydew Metal Recycling is well-versed in making your life easy. We handle everything from a once-off collection to larger quantities. We also have mobile balers, shears, gas cutters and heavy lift capabilities available on request.

You can deliver to us, or we can collect larger volumes from you.

  • Business and Home collection of plastics (e.g. PET, PP).
  • Business and Home collection of paper. (e.g HL1, CMW, K4).
  • Collection at a central point e.g. market or church.
  • Collection from street foot soldiers in return for payment.
  • Regular collection from shops, hotels, pubs, factories, schools, office parks in and around Johanessburg.
  • Ferrous Recycling

    We buy all grades of steel

    Honeydew Metals will help you turn your ferrous scrap metal into an income generating source. We handle large amounts ferrous metal from Large, Small Companies and Individuals, and pay extremely competitive prices. That’s one of the reasons we have such long-standing relationships with our suppliers.

    Non Ferrous Recycling
    Non Ferrous

    We buy all grades of non-ferrous metals

    Honeydew Metals handles a substantial amount of volume of non-ferrous metal every year and we buy all grades including aluminum, brass, batteries, copper, lead and stainless steel, to name but a few.

    Glass Recycling
    Why recycle Glass?

    When you look at the sparkling new glass bottles and jars on the shelves in Shops today, it is difficult to imagine that part of the glass from which it was made has been in use for over 30 years or more. Last year, it might have been as well a soft drinks bottle, the year before a jam jar, or even an old whiskey bottle. Who knows?

    Over the past few years, people have invented several methods and numerous sources in the recycling of Glass. Recycled Glass is generally collected from Schools, Pubs, Bottle Banks which are commonly found near Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, and living amenities.

    Facts and Figures about Glass Recycling

    It takes less energy to melt recycled glass than to melt raw materials used in the process of making new glass.
    Recycling two glass bottles or jars use the same amount of energy it would take to boil water for five cups of tea.
    Glass is 100% recyclable with no loss in quality!
    It takes around 3000 to 4000 bottles and jars to make up a tonne of glass!
    The drastic increase in recycling since 2001 has saved the same amount of energy as it would take to launch FIVE space shuttle missions!
    The color of the glass is often determined by different chemicals that change the color of glass, for example, chromium oxide is used to produce green glass.
    Recycling of Glass reduces the Carbon Footprint
    Every metric ton (1,000 kg) of waste glass recycled into new items saves 315 kilograms(693 pounds) of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass.

    Glass is an ideal material for recycling and where it is used for new glass container manufacture it is virtually infinitely recyclable.

    Plastics Recycling
    Why Recycle Plastics

    Not only is plastic made from a non-renewable resource, but it is generally non-biodegradable (or the biodegradation process is very slow). This means that plastic litter is often the most objectionable kind of litter and will be visible for weeks or months, and waste will sit in landfill sites for years without degrading. Although there is also a rapid growth in plastics consumption in the developing world, plastics consumption per capita in developing countries is much lower than in the industrialized countries. These plastics are, however, often produced from expensive imported raw materials.

    There are 4 types of plastic which are commonly recycled:

    Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – e.g Softdrink bottles
    High-Density Polyethylene (PE-HD) – e.g Milk bottles
    Low-Density Polyethylene (PE-LD) – e.g Milk sachets
    Polypropylene (PP) – e.g Margarine Tubs

    Paper Recycling
    What kind of paper can I recycle?

    Paper is separated into the following groups:

    Office paper
    There are a lot of simple methods of collecting paper for recycling. These methods can be used in the office, at home and anywhere else you can think of.

    Here are some Ideas that you can use at your Office, School or at Home:

    Deposit used paper at your local recycling bank.
    Use provided recycling bins to deposit the relevant paper product.
    Separate your paper in order for you not to “contaminate” the “consignment”, ie White Paper, Newspapers, Cardboard etc.
    Reuse paper around the home as scrap paper or packing material. Envelopes can also be reused.
    Set your printer to print on both sides of the paper.
    Buy recycled paper whenever possible.

    Cans Recycling
    Why Recycle Aluminium Cans?

    Recycling aluminum has significant environmental benefits including reducing litter, reducing landfill and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Recycling just one aluminum can save enough electricity to power a TV set for 3 hours and making cans from recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy than making them from scratch. This represents a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and helps combat climate change!

    Aluminium Cans and the Environment

    Aluminium can have environmental benefits that help reduce the carbon footprint. Here are some :

    They are 100% recyclable and, because they remain in one piece when opened (ie no lids or labels), the whole container is recycled.
    95% less energy is used when making an aluminum can from recycled material compared to raw materials – this represents a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emissions!
    They are lightweight and compact (compared to glass, for example), making them easy and efficient to transport.
    Over the past 25 years, aluminum cans have become about 30% lighter. Thinner, stronger sections are now being used with less metal, less energy and more savings in weight. An average aluminum can (without its contents, of course) weighed 16.55 grams in 1992. By 2005 the aluminum can weigh about 14.7 grams