HOW MUCH ARE SCRAP CAR BATTERIES WORTH?
It depends on weight. Some scrap collectors may offer rates per battery. But mostly rates are given per tonne.
Car batteries contain lead which is the main metal of value. Prices could fluctuate throughout the day. You’ll sometimes be paid more if you deliver your batteries. You could receive a higher rate if you have larger quantities to recycle.
WHO CAN SCRAP CAR BATTERIES?
Everyone. If you have an old car battery & feel like cashing in, we’ll try and get you the best rates. Mechanics and repair garages can often acquire dead batteries which they can sell. Mobile scrap collectors and scrap dealers can also use our price finder to locate the best rates for re-sale. Car breakers can benefit significantly because of the quantities of lead acid batteries they produce.
GETTING PAID FOR RECYCLING CAR BATTERIES
You’ll normally be paid by sameday Bank Transfer. Make sure you keep your receipt or ticket. Payments onto your bank card or cheques may be available at some locations. If your Scrap Car Batteries are being collected, make sure you get paid before the buyer leaves with your goods.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
PHOTO ID + BANK DETAILS
Drivers Licence or (Passport + Recent Utility Bill)
Account Number & Sort Code
ARE CAR BATTERIES HAZARDOUS WASTE?
Yes. They contain acid which is a hazardous material.
Who buys Scrap Car Batteries?
Primarily refiners, scrap dealers & mobile collectors will purchase Scrap Car Batteries.
DELIVERING SCRAP CAR BATTERIES
If you have a one small battery, some buyers won’t collect due to the cost of fuel, time & manpower involved. However buyers may still offer you a price taking these factors into account. Another way would be to deliver your goods to a licenced site. You could be paid a higher rate too.
But if collection is required, we do have members who can help you too.
Have you recycled car batteries at Scrappie? Let us know how you got on. We read every comment as we’re always looking to improve. Also, we’ll give away £50 in our monthly draw to one lucky user.