With an average lifespan of 3 to 5 years, car batteries go through a lot of work to keep your car running through freezing nights and long road trips. In addition to car batteries, larger vehicles also need to cycle through new energy cells throughout their lifetimes. Getting your hand on old vehicle batteries could mean you have access to a significant increase to your bottom line when bringing the battery in for scrap recycling. Whether you are a hobbyist or large automotive repair shop, you can benefit from bringing your batteries to Harry's Metals for scrap metal recycling. When it comes to car batteries, you aren't supposed to just throw them out in the first place. Disposing of them, like other batteries, is different. Your best bet for some returned cash would be to bring them to Harry's Metals for auto battery recylcing.
Batteries contain different types of elements, including metal plating, lead, and acids. For your safety, it is best to bring the entire battery to our scrapyard and allow us to safely separate and dispose of harmful elements. However, getting your batteries to the scrapyard can be problematic if they get knocked over and potentially short into a fire.
Keeping batteries upright and tightly wrapped together helps to prevent them from shifting around during transportation. Additionally, the batteries should be in a sturdy plastic tray or cardboard lined pallet to be able to hold any spillage. If you have stacks of batteries, you can separate them with cardboard lining. Keeping your batteries safe is your responsibility as a driver. Improper packaging may lead to cracked or broken batteries which may result in voided or reduced compensation. If this sounds complicated and you need clarification or reassurance on the process, just give our scrap yard a call. We will help make sure you prepare as best as you can, so you can get as much money as you can!
It really depends on the type of battery you are recycling and the price in the market at any given time. Most scrapyards will pay you based on the weight of your batteries, factoring in costs needed to process them for extraction of valuable metals and components. Averages vary around the nation, with estimates ranging from 0.21 - 0.41 cents per pound, which could bring a 30 - 50-pound battery anywhere from $6 to $20 per battery. At Harry's Metals, we are constantly monitoring the market and staying up with costs so we can provide you with the right prices and best value for your scrap batteries.
However, the most accurate way for you to determine the value of your batteries is to call us directly. Contact Harry's Metals near you and find out how much your batteries are worth today!