Ferrous metals are those metals that include iron and all iron derivatives.
Ferrous also refer to a group of metals that are naturally attracted to
magnets. Iron, nickel, cobalt, neodymium, and praseodymium are all ferrous in
UCG Recycling is the largest processor of iron & steel scrap on the West
Rand and is a major supplier to most local foundries & mills.
Ferrous scrap is sourced from mostly industrial suppliers & various dealers
within the Gauteng region.
The metal is graded, sorted & processed to suit each customer’s furnace
applications or reusable steel requirements.Highly trained & experienced
personnel thoroughly inspect all materials and all harmful trace elements are
detected and contaminated materials removed.
We operate 4 main processes for cleaning, sizing & upgrading ferrous
materials: shearing, baling, cropping & gas cutting.
Our 550-ton hydraulic Shear produces clean-cut grades of ferrous scrap
for mill consumption.
Our Baling press produces high quality 650 x 750mm or 300 x 300mm new
black bales for critical quality specifications.
Cropping is the most labour intensive of our activities & produces
specifically sized dense in-feed material for foundry applications.
The Gas-cutting facility allows oversize materials to be prepared quickly
Punchings, primarily used for ballasts, are sorted & packed into
Ferrous pricing is based on the Rotterdam Metal Exchange as indicated in the