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Are you aware that Scrap Metal and Aluminum Supply Business in Nigeria is a huge goldmine? What usually comes to your mind whenever you see those young boys mostly from the Northern hunting for scrap metal and aluminum in your neighborhood? You always say in your mind “what an hungry scavengers”? My brother, you better think again! Those guys you see as hungry are in reality making serious dough while you are there whining in pity. 

Pile of Scrap Metal and Aluminum

You don’t have to roll yourselves in dirty to be in this business. You can do it in corporate way if you like but the important thing is that you are going to make plenty of money. So, drop whatever you are doing right now and come close to me, I want to show you exactly how to do this business and make N400,000 monthly without staining your cloths.

This post is going to be short and straight to the point so that after reading it, you would be on your way to start your own scrap metal and aluminum business anywhere you are in Nigeria without wasting time. I am not asking anything from you except to tell others about You never can tell how many lives you are going to change.

What are the potential in this business. 

We are looking at How to start scrap metal supply in Nigeria as another great source of income for serious entrepreneurs and sure it is. With this method I want to show you, you would not only be making money but creating jobs for other youths around you.

With the completely collapse of iron mining ores in the country. steal manufacturers and rolling companies have no other options than to turn to waste metal and aluminum as great alternatives which is even cheaper. As a result, more ordinary people are making a living supplying these materials to them and keeping the environment clean at the same time.

If you can gather metal, copper, or aluminum in good quantity through any reasonable means, be sure of good money. You wouldn’t even need to transport is because the companies you supply will come picking it themselves. Yours is to take your profit after sales. The metal is measured in weight and each weight has a given price. Below are the prices:

1 Ton of metal = N35,000 – N40,000

10 Tons or Trailer load of metal = N350,000 – N400,000

1 Ton of Aluminum = N130,000

10 Tons of Aluminum = N1,300,000

These things are picked freely as waste everywhere in Lagos and other cities. If you set out to gather it yourself, you will surely gather up to ten tons within a month and sell between N350,000 to N1.3 million depending on the type of metal you gathered.

What are the types of metals to supply?

Anything called aluminum and iron metal scraps is a good deal. Start going around now to look for the following types of waste metal 

Scrap machinery from construction companies. 
Electrical equipments.
Scrap aluminum zink of all type.
Scrap electrical wires of all type.
Scrap auto spare parts of all type.
Scrap ship or plane parts
Scrap beams, rods.

Scrap Metal and Aluminum Being Offloaded

The following companies buys this materials in great quantity at anytime of the year. All you have to do is to get them in quantity and call their attention to it, they will come over for it or you take it to them if you like.

METAL RECYCLING INDUSTRIES LIMITED – has now installed a state of the art, METAL RECYCLING and SMELTING Plant in OGUN STATE of the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA with a capacity of handling over 100 Metric Tons of Metals per day. The Factory is located at SHAGAMU – IKORODU Road in Ogijo Dist where land was purchased, the factory building and infrastructure set up, Machinery and Equipment of a most modern processing and Smelting plant imported, installed.

Nigerian Foundries Limited

Head Quarters &:Otta Plant. Nigerian Foundries Ltd (NFL) is the leading ferrous foundry group in
sub-sahara (excluding South Africa) with a total installed capacity of
8,500 metric tons per year. It has two plants, one in Ilupeju Lagos
State and one at Sango-Otta, Ogun State.
NFL started as a small grey iron foundry at Ilupeju in 1969 by
the Barberopoulos brothers making municipal castings and water pipeline

Km-38 Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lynson Chemical Avenue, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

How to source for the metals –

You need to get some hands to assist you in this business. Recruit some young and jobless boys in your community and engage them in scavenging the material while you pay them some amount of money. It could be in 30/70% formula – you take 30% while they take 70%. This way, they’d be in business and you will be making good money off them. 

You will need a Scrapyard. That is a place where the metal and aluminum are converged for onward supply. A piece of land will do for this. Once you have your team of boys and a place to gather your metals together, you are good to go. There is absolutely no other things required, just as simple as these.

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  • Anonymous September 5, 2013

    kan i get d phone nos f dis dt i kan supply them wen i start.pls i nid reply

    • Darlinton Omeh September 5, 2013

      Do you really their phone number or to go down there and negotiate real business with them? But if you insist on the phone numbers, we can give you

      • fineboy or egoigbo August 4, 2017

        i am in to scrap business i am in Aba Abia state i deal in aluminum, corper i need a buyer direct from company here is my number if anyone is intrested 08063414643

        • Tim March 29, 2018

          Hello, please the following scrap metals are needed in large quantities in Lagos

          1. Copper
          2. Condem Iron
          3. Aluminium (engine, radiator, windows, wheel, can)
          4. Car Battery (dry and wet)
          5. Zinc
          6. Brass

          Compressed and uncompressed.

          Kindly quote price per kilo/ tonnes, if interested and revert.

          Tel /whatsapp: 08027404084

      • Olatunde December 29, 2017

        am Olatunde i have a various size of pipe in Abuja for sale in large volume kindly any inrested buy should call my line 08036529341

    • Alumgreen August 16, 2016

      Anonymous; we would like to buy Aluminium Cans. If you can supply, please let me have your phone number. Thanks.

  • Anonymous October 3, 2013

    please am seriously in need of dia phone number if you can help

  • Anonymous February 2, 2014

    I am already into the business thank u for more enlightingment

  • Anonymous March 7, 2014

    What of contacts in abuja

  • Ofo Chizoba March 8, 2014

    i can buy the same aluminum scraps for N 180,000/ton because i am an end user

    • Anonymous December 26, 2014

      pls my name is tunde urovwose and i wil like us to talk on this subject b'cos i have up to 3tons to sell pls

      • Alumgreen August 16, 2016

        Anonymous; we would like to buy Aluminium Cans. If you can supply, please let me have your phone number. Thanks.

      • ceo August 31, 2016

        If your have aluminium scrap for sale kindly reach me on 08079593679 for immediate purchase.

    • Amaechi Okafor March 20, 2016

      Ofor chizoba, send me your contact so that I will supply you.

      • Uche May 10, 2016

        I need aluminium scrap, whats your price per ton

        • Paul Onyii May 29, 2016

          We have over 200 tonnes of aluminium. Kindly respond with your phone number. Thank

          • Mercauly July 16, 2016

            please can u give me ur phone number, i hav also got some tonnes of aluminum and industrial metalsso i can contact u. Or please call me on . Thanks in anticipation

          • Alumgreen August 16, 2016

            Paul; we would like to buy Aluminium Cans. If you can supply, please let me have your phone number. Thanks.

          • ceo August 31, 2016

            If your have aluminium scrap for sale kindly reach me for immediate purchase.


      Hi Ofo,

      I am Nguemalieu Stephane from Cameroon.

      I supply pure and srap metal from Cameroon.

      Please sen me your contact I want to discuss with you.

      This is mine +237 695 39 70 11


      Nguemalieu Stephane

    • Paul Onyii May 29, 2016

      I have over 200 tonnes of aluminium(boat) Kindly get back back with your phone number.

      • Chukwudi S Madu February 8, 2018

        Send me ur contact via this number:08063816031 and other details i need to know such as price,qty,location & ur preferred mode of delivery.Thanks

    • Omosola March 21, 2017

      If you are in need of Aluminum scrap (Windows and roofing) contact me +2348033757002

    • Chandan August 10, 2017

      Hi, I Supply Furnace with Complete Plant for Melting all non ferrous metals, like Aluminium, Lead & Copper, Please save my Number + 91 9711362206 (India)

    • james September 11, 2017

      what is your contact and address

    • Elijah Elie September 16, 2017

      How do I contact you for aluminum scrap supplies, I am in Port Harcourt Rivers State. 08034909505

      • Emeka October 14, 2019

        I have 3 numbers of 33 liters (4 gauge) tank built for filling station use and 1 number of 45 liters for sale. Location Omagwa River State

    • ali July 11, 2018

      Respected Sir,
      Good day to you!

      With ref to your esteem organization via web platform, We inform you that we are the regular supplier for said below material from USA.

      Clean Aluminium Auto Tense (Ask for Price)
      Aluminium Combo (Engine Scrap) / USD775/MT CNF Karachi, PK
      Regular Combo (Engine Scrap) / USD645/MT CNF Karachi, PK
      Transmission Scrap / USD680/MT CNF Karachi, PK
      Clean Aluminium Wheel / USD2015/MT CNF Karachi, PK

      Custom duty at Karachi port is around PK.45/Kgs all in for (auto scrap/ Torn pcs)

      Custom duty at Karachi port is around PK.78/Kgs all in for (complete engine/
      Complete Transmission scrap)

      POL: Miami Port, USA
      POD: Karachi, Pakistan
      Equipment: 40′ HC
      Weight: 24mt/40′ HC
      Transit Time: 35-40 Days

      Payment term:
      30% advance and balance on copy of HB/L, Packing List, Commercial Invoice, Weight Slip
      100% L/C at sight on order of 150MT

      We are exporting same material to Korea, India around 30-35×40’HC per month. Please contact with us if our offer is workable.

      If you intent to buy please feel free to contact with us for your destined quote.

      Hope to to have a fruitful reply for a clean and healthy business.


      Usman Ali
      Director (Asia Pacific)
      Everest Impex
      USA, Pakistan
      W.App/Call: +92 3227 8782 50
      Plaza#39, 3rd Floor,
      Main Cavalry Ground,
      Lahore – Cantt, Pakistan

  • Anonymous March 12, 2014

    Let's have ur contact info

  • Anonymous July 4, 2014

    hello all, is there a possibility that i can get such metal smelting companies in ibadan or oyo state?

    • Darlinton Omeh July 5, 2014

      Yes there is, just ask people around especially those aluminum and metal scrapers, they'll show you.

  • Anonymous September 12, 2014

    May I have idea what it takes to start scrap metal deal. Reaga

  • Samuel October 4, 2014

    Scrap metals that recycling companies will buy are aluminum, copper and iron. Also, some will pay for chromium and tungsten.Scrap metal has become an increasing commodity. You can obtain cash for junk cars at local scrap yards. Collecting the right pieces and selling them to a scrap metal dealer is simple. You can turn junk into cash by picking up scrap metal and selling it to dealers.

  • Anonymous January 3, 2015

    where can i buy scrap ships i have a scrap site in lagos ill cut them my self

  • Anonymous January 8, 2015

    This is a good business am about to approach my banker to advance me some money to start ,i plan to supply the product to the company in ikorodu.
    Thanks for the information

  • Anonymous March 10, 2015

    good research but pls do u have an idea of the export potentials

  • Anonymous May 18, 2015

    I buy i bulk. I can buy all the stock and I am from India. Call me at +91-9433111124 or mail me at

  • mikeduke June 9, 2015

    thank you for this information can you tell me the amount i need to start this business

  • Olajumoke Adewumi June 22, 2015

    Thanks for the article. How can I get a buyer in Zaria, kaduna state? Also where is the company of these smelters located so one can consider possibility of going down to negotiate with them as suggested?

    • Darlinton Omeh June 22, 2015

      The best thing is ti find out from scrap metal traders there in Zaria and Kaduna because I'm not familiar with the North. Most of the places I know are here in Lagos

      • Mr Ayo December 5, 2017

        I have aluminum utensils making machines for sale.You can contact 08127057168.

    • damilola Damilola May 9, 2016

      If you have waste Can in large quantities please contact me on 08031919662

    • Alumgreen August 16, 2016

      Olajumoke; we would like to buy Aluminium Cans. If you can supply, please let me have your phone number. Thanks.

    • Dave July 15, 2019

      I have contacts of buyers of scrap in Zaria, Kaduna. Contact me blustock at hotmail

  • mark itodo December 8, 2015

    Pls i am interested in this business in bini…i jst graduated and i stay in bini…pls reply

  • Jomaru January 25, 2016

    I have two big barges for sale as scrap in lagos waters kindly contact me on my email:

  • Mr. Duru February 27, 2016

    Hi Mr. Darlinton please call me with my mobile number, i am so much interested in buying.

  • Nathaniel Azu March 4, 2016

    Good morning,
    Hello Mr Darlington,
    I have dumps in the East where CANs are gathered on daily basis. But i need good buyers urgently. How urgent can you link me with good buyers,any state in Nigeria is fine by me.
    I hope to hear from you very very soon Mr Darlington.

  • Nathaniel Azu March 8, 2016

    Good day,
    I deal on empty CAN drinks in the East. I need reliable buyers. Kindly contact me. Please bargain with the best and trending price.

    • Ayeni Ben March 10, 2016

      Mr Nathaniel Azu, how do we contact you without putting down ur phone number. Pls tell us d no of tonnes you have and ur phone no. I can help you market ur aluminium cans then you pay me a commission. If interested my mobile no

    • padmore Anomnachi May 15, 2016

      i am in owerri, I buy only aluminum cans my name is Padmore , 0803 311 9321

    • Deep Sharma June 27, 2016

      here my company is interested to buy all aluminium scraps in any form, even cancoke or pot etc. we’ll be continue with suppliers, if we receive good scraps. plz contact me on my mail id

      • mr ocy October 2, 2019

        pls am ocy by name can u whatsapp me for me understanding +60186647502 ps my number and can also be reached on whatsapp

  • adedayo March 19, 2016

    Contact me urgently if you have interest. We have a great number of telecom cabinet and metal scrap to sell within the next few days in Lagos. Request for my details

  • Ibrahim March 21, 2016

    If anybody can help me to fiend good supplier in Nigeria
    I need to buy aluminum scrap and send to Egypt
    I buy aluminum scrap from Ghana but I need to buy also from Nigeria
    My Mobil what’s up

    • mr ocy October 2, 2019

      can we chat about your proposal
      +60186647502 is my contact number

  • NWAIGBUDU GOODRICH March 31, 2016

    If I turn my scrap into ingot or billet how much will it go for, since it is going to be easier to transport, easy production. Goodrich

    • Chandan August 10, 2017

      if you melt that you can better than scrap as like other Recycling Plants there.
      Hi, I Supply Furnace with Complete Plant for Melting all non ferrous metals, like Aluminium, Lead & Copper, Please save my Number + 91 9711362206 (India). I have supplied many Plant in Nigeria as well as other countries.

      • cecil Ita August 22, 2017

        i am interested , what tonnage of complete plant for melting all non ferrous metals ,eg aluminium, lead & copper with the furnace do u have , please i need to know the capacity you have.
        my phone no. +2348033910030

  • Ade April 13, 2016

    Can someone recycling those accident and burnt vehicles on high way too

  • mercy mo April 19, 2016

    can i recycle pure water sachet am in portharcourt with empty drink cans link me to buyers in ph.

  • MR YUSUFF GANIYU April 20, 2016

    goog business ,please more of that from your stable.

  • Gracelove chijioke April 28, 2016

    Thank you so much for what you have been doing to help us. Are there companies that recycle copper wires. If there are how do I get them. I reside in Abuja

  • Aloy May 17, 2016

    Good day Mr Darlinton, Pls I want to have a private conversation with u in respect to Scrap vessel. How do I contact u?

  • Chike May 20, 2016

    I need supply of Aluminium Scraps monthly. So if interested kindly contact me so we discuss further. Please note that your price have to be very competitive price.

    Pls Call: 08091117469

    • Deep Sharma June 27, 2016

      how much scrap u can give to our company. my company in ogun state agbara.

      • Amara November 23, 2017

        our company can supply you up to 20 tons every month. Contact me 0806-692-4817

      • Mr Ayo December 5, 2017

        I have aluminum pot making machines for sale.If interested can contact 08127057168

  • Opeyemi May 20, 2016

    I am seller of wire nails scraps if are interesting in buying pls call my no

  • Anonymous May 20, 2016

    Dear Darlinton Omeh,
    We buys scrap or condemed vehicles from individuals .If there is any for sale contact

  • James Aduko June 7, 2016

    Thanks very you very much for your incitive ideas and enlightenment. Please me clarify this. Are motor parts (body)part of the scraps?

  • Hercules Cisson June 15, 2016

    Hello I’m from The U.S. I am thinking about getting into the business of buying copper from you. do you have a price list that I can look at? Please respond back to my email. thank you

    Herc. C.

    • mr ocy October 2, 2019

      hello i come in contact with your reuest and , Guess what? i think i have what you are looking for , can you whatapp me with this number to send you picutre ?
      ocy is the name

  • Eddy June 15, 2016

    I buy Aluminiun Cans I am based in Benin and distance is not a factor…if you have in Large quantity please contact me via email

    @ Mr Darlington, Please I need a local furnace fabricator to melt into ingots

  • Deep Sharma June 27, 2016

    how much cancoke u hv in ur stock. our company will buy. whats app plz

    • Samuel Inabuaye July 11, 2016

      i am interested in selling to you sharma as i will like to sell directly to a recyling company. contact me on

  • lummy June 28, 2016

    anyone with exports knowledge pls…..pls drop your number

  • Chinedu July 3, 2016

    I have over 20 thousand tones of scrap metal in Enugu pls contact if interested.

    • Akin July 5, 2016

      Pls may have your phone number and other contact details

    • Wale July 15, 2016

      Do you still have the scrap metal now or sold already. How much are you willing to sell a ton?

    • Alumgreen August 16, 2016

      Hi, we would like to buy Aluminium Cans. If you can supply, please let me have your phone number. Thanks.

    • Chukwudi S Madu February 8, 2018

      Chinedu send me ur number via this contact:08063816031 if ur scrap materials are still available.Thank you.Chuks from Jos.

  • AZUBUIKE EHORO July 11, 2016

    I am in port harcourt,i have alluminum scraps how do i contact you.My tp hear from you shortly.

  • BABAFEMI July 24, 2016

    We are urgently in need of about 1,000 tons of used copper wire scraps.

    Kindly contact us immediately


    • Azeez Tajudeen October 31, 2017

      I have larger quantity of used copper wire purchased from the scrapped NITEL.
      Pls, how much do you buy per ton?

      • lizenry June 12, 2018

        if you are serious about selling your copper wire we buy it seven hundred and fifty thousand per tonne contact my on this number 08028339049

  • McXaflaktim March 1, 2017

    Pls, i need anyone who can supply Aluminium Profile and Can drinks in large quantity around Lagos and Sango-Otta, to pls contact me on 08141256525 or 08053637472. Also the price they would offer per kilo or per ton.

  • McXaflaktim March 2, 2017

    pls is there anyone who knows or have an idea of where to get dead vehicle/inverter batteries to purchase in large quantity, pls call this number or whatsapp 08141256525. Thanks

  • Rose Robby March 4, 2017

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  • MikeUmoh April 25, 2017

    We are running an Aluminium Roofing Company Here in Delta State and we have up to 10 tons of Aluminium scrap for sale.
    Contact me now and your current purchase price per KG

  • Michael Ogbodo August 7, 2017

    I have scrap copper for sale. Am an RF engineer and have copper cable offcuts for sale as scrap. I base in lag. Buyers can contact me with 07057472200

  • Kate August 9, 2017

    How do i get the contact of the company dealing with weast nylons and plastic water bottle

  • Nelson Imoh August 11, 2017

    I have scrap vessels of 8790 gross tonnage and 3000 gross tonnage for sale. vessels are floating the one that is 8790 can sail on her own to anywhere in the world. intended and interesting buyers to contact +2348069059743

  • Dan September 22, 2017

    I have tonnes of tire wire,tire powder(carbon black) and tire oil for sale, I am in ibadan Oyo state. My contact is 08128273732

  • Samuel October 18, 2017

    Am am dealing on scrap currently in Anambra state I have up to 4 tones to sell now.

  • Jane Bronze October 24, 2017

    I have aluminum cans for sale in Abuja. pls, contact me by email if you are interested.

  • salisu mohammed October 25, 2017

    i need scrap Hms for export

  • Prudence November 28, 2017

    Please I am into this scrap metal bussines in Lagos and I have a lot of metals for sale but don’t know who to sell to,please contact me if you want to buy my scrap metals or link me to anyone or company who wants to buy.

  • Uzomah Collins January 29, 2018

    I am into scrap of any kind. Currently I have scrap vessels and scrap equipments..if interested you can call for more information.. 08137230699

  • Uzomah Collins February 6, 2018

    I have 40ft container for sale… Neat n clean…

  • Omolola Ayo Adewunmi February 27, 2018

    I buy aluminium in large quantity…location is Lagos…reach me on 08098110999. Lola

  • Munni March 4, 2018

    I buy scrap cartons in bulk, please contact me if you have any for sale. 08082084958

  • igwe chukwuemeka March 17, 2018

    My name is Igwe Chukwuemeka, Please how do i get contacts in Port Harcourt

  • We need in large quantity /metric tons of condemned waste engine oil, diesel oil at very good price. Kindly contact us urgently

  • We also supply aluminum and brass ingot bar from 10kg etc per a bar for exports and local aluminum smelting plant and Foundries. Kind contact

  • Uzomah Collins April 7, 2018

    If you are in need of aluminium caste, alloy wheels ,cans or any type of aluminium and also copper and battery… look no further.. we have them in stock for you… 08137230699

  • Blessing Owen April 19, 2018

    My company is in need of brass of whatever kind in large large quantity.
    You can reach me on 07037951009

  • Blessing Owen April 19, 2018

    we are in need of brass of what so ever kind in large quantities. You can reach us on 07037951009

  • Idowu May 7, 2018

    Am interested in them,my contact is 08027733360

  • Kelvin May 18, 2018

    I have a complete 50 meters ware house for sale,well stand with iron steel sanctions roofed with aluminum.
    Pls I need urgent buyer now 09091783221

  • Emeka May 30, 2018

    Good day friends plz I need who I can be selling empty can drinks to in large quantity. Am in abia state. Here is my number 07030484645 . Tnx

  • ROSEMARY June 7, 2018

    Hello everyone. Hope you’re all doing well? May GOD bless our efforts as we strive to provide for ourselves and our love ones, amen.
    I ve scrap vessels for sale in lagos. Contact me on this mobile numbers : 08186573434, 08066217543 .
    Thank you.

  • Kayy Iyiorah June 20, 2018

    We require metal scrap supplies in huge quantity.

  • Ude agu July 18, 2018

    I have about 30 tones of aliminun and copper ,brass,can,iron, stainless, intrested buyer call on 08109961760

  • ali September 1, 2018

    We are the direct seller and yard owner in USA for

    Regular Combo Engine Scrap
    Regular Aluminum Engine Scrap
    Transmission Scrap
    Clean Aluminum Auto Tense
    Alloy Wheel Scrap

    We already exporting to TIN CAN, NIGERIA

    Please contact for more detail, Pricing and PIC.


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    92 322 7878 250

  • Ikenna September 10, 2018

    I have aluminum ingots in port Harcourt I need buyer with good price

  • Ayobabs joy September 17, 2018

    I’m into Scrap of any kind Currently:heavy weight machine like :Airplane Scrap and Vessels Scrap, tractors Scrap..bullldozer Scrap and Crane Scrap equipment and l have textile company to Sell as Scrap in nigerian me if you are interested +23407036227043 joymax

  • Victoria Ozurumba February 6, 2019

    I really want to know about this business. I based in lagos and graduated 3 years ago. I really need something to do. please any one who is really willing to educated me on this. my number is 08131138068.

  • DedonTelecomms May 1, 2019

    515,000 tones of SPECIAL IRON for sale. call 07089530088

  • UZOMAH COLLINS October 9, 2019

    Good day every one.. We have tire scrap in very large quantity.. Both, caterpillar and passenger vehicle tire.. Hit us up if you are ready as our prices are competitive.. Thanks for the audience.. 08137230699

  • Emeka October 14, 2019

    I have 3 numbers of 33 liters (4 gauge) tank built for filling station use and 1 number of 45 liters for sale. location Omagwa River State. Call 07084433994

  • kamal November 24, 2019

    thanks very much for your advice, i realy apreciate your advice , im a nigeria that is just wasting my time in abroad . i hope i can come back home and doing scrap business now

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