Industrial Scrap Metals (ISM) is a metal recycling business based in Westmead, outside of Durban in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Industrial Scrap Metal operates from two yards in Westmead, Pinetown, KZN, South Africa where ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal is brought, processed and sold.

A Positive environmental Impact on Landfill sites

ISM is making a significant impact on the environment by diverting material away from landfill sites. We recycle where ever we can and this attitude is core to our operational philosophy.

We purchase our products from various industries such as engineering and motor vehicle workshops, demolition contractors, smaller scrap metal dealers as well as the public.



ISM receives scrap metal from various companies and individuals which goes through several different types of processing from simple sorting and cleaning to cropping or baling to shredding. These metals are also sorted into different types and grades. .

These processes are required to obtain usable dimensions for our customers. These metals can then be used in either electric arc furnaces or basic oxygen furnaces.

  • Recycling scrap metal protects the environment by:
  • Reducing the use of raw material
  • Reducing the impact of landfill on the environment
  • Reduction in air pollution
  • Reduction in energy as less energy is required to use recovered material to produce steel
  • Reduction of domestic and commercial waste


All metals that are purchased are sorted and processed. During this phase we try to salvage any materials for re-sale. All re-sale items are priced per kilogram on a market related basis.

These include:
  • Pipes
  • Round bar
  • Plate
  • Channel / angle iron

Products that are not able to be sold as re-useable metals are recycled after sorting into the type of metal and grade, processed and either sold into the local market or packed into containers for export.

Physical addresses:
Head Office, 16 Swanfield Road, Pinetown, KZN
2 Swanfield Road, Westmead, Pinetown

Postal address:
P.O. Box 15355, Westmead 3608

Tel: +27 31 700 2152, +27 31 700 2198
Fax: +27 31 700 5968