Scrap Car Battery Prices
Use our UK Price Checker for scrap car batteries / lead acid. Find the latest rates listed below, from trusted buyers nationwide. Scrappie also displays average guide prices for scrap lead acid batteries per metric tonne (MT), per kilogram (KG) and per pound (LB).
Scrap Lead Acid Car Batteries
Average Price: £450 MT
Description: Scrap car batteries, or lead acid batteries, come from cars that contain lead and acid and need to be recycled to prevent environmental harm. Check for a Pb symbol to symbolise lead.
Unit J Oxney Industrial Estate, Oxney Road, Peterborough
Cambridgeshire, PE15YP Call 07525 081681
|AVS Cumbria Metals
Cumbria, CA14 4RG Call 01900 66196
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Frequently Asked Questions
Scrappie is here to help you whether you're a scrap dealer, tradesperson, or a member of the public with scrap car batteries for sale. Here are just some of the answers to the most popular questions.
How Much Are Scrap Car Batteries Worth?
Today, average scrap car battery prices are: £450 MT / £0.45 KG / £0.20 LB.
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What are Scrap Car Batteries?
Scrap car batteries are used or no longer functional batteries removed from vehicles. These batteries were once part of cars, trucks, or other automotive applications. Due to their material composition, scrap car batteries have intrinsic value and can be recycled for their metals. Recycling these batteries is an environmentally friendly practice and can fetch a reasonable price.
Who Can Sell Scrap Car Batteries?
Anyone with scrap car batteries can sell them. This includes individuals, auto repair shops, mechanics, and businesses that deal with automotive parts. Selling scrap car batteries is a way to not only dispose of unwanted items but also earn money from the valuable metals they contain.
How to Sell Scrap Car Batteries?
Selling scrap car batteries can be a straightforward process. Identify the batteries, prepare them by removing any non-metal parts, find a buyer such as local scrap yards, recycling centres, or online platforms like Scrappie, arrange transportation, and receive payment based on weight and battery type. Scrappie can help you find reputable buyers and streamline the selling process.
Where Can I Sell Scrap Car Batteries?
You can sell scrap car batteries at various locations, including local scrap yards, recycling centres, online platforms like Scrappie, and some auto wreckers and salvage yards.
When Should I Sell Scrap Car Batteries?
The ideal time to sell scrap car batteries is when you no longer need them or when they are no longer functional. Selling promptly when metal prices are favourable can also help declutter your space and put money back in your pocket.
Why Should I Recycle Car Batteries?
Recycling car batteries is environmentally responsible and has several benefits, including resource conservation, energy savings, economic gain, and reducing environmental impact. It's a win-win situation, benefiting both your wallet and the environment. Scrappie can assist you in finding the right buyers and making the recycling process convenient and efficient.
Do I Sort My Scrap?
If you have different types & grades of scrap metal, try and sort them as best you can before arriving at the scrap yard. This will save you time and effort at the dealers location. Make sure there are as little contaminants attached to your metal to get the best rate.
How Do I Get Paid?
In accordance with the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, cash payments are banned. You’ll normally be paid by same day 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 is being collected by a buyer, make sure you get paid before the buyer leaves with your goods.
What Do I Bring To The Scrappie?
Driving Licence or Passport + Recent Utility Bill
Account Number & Sort Code
Can I Deliver To a Scrappie?
If you have a small quantity of material, many buyers won’t collect & pay due to the cost of fuel, time & manpower involved. Your best bet would be to deliver your goods to a licenced site. You’ll most often be paid a higher rate too. Some yards might ask you to wear a hi-visibility vest and hard hat to enter the site.
To prevent potential damage or leakage during transportation, it's important to make sure the battery is securely fastened. This helps avoid any shifting of the battery. Cover the terminals with insulating material. Do not allow metal to contact between terminals.
Additionally, it's advisable to have an emergency kit in your vehicle, which should include a first-aid kit and a container of bicarbonate of soda. This bicarbonate of soda can be used to neutralise acid in case of any spillage.
When transporting the battery, it's best to adopt a cautious driving approach, avoiding sudden stops or sharp turns that could potentially dislodge the battery. Always drive with the window open for ventilation in case escaping fumes.
If you encounter any problems during the transportation process, such as leaks or damage to the battery, it's essential to stop at a safe location and seek professional help. Never attempt to handle battery issues yourself to ensure safety and proper handling.
Weighing In Your Scrap Car Batteries?
Your car batteries will often be weighed in front of you so you can see the weight for yourself and you'll get paid. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask your scrap merchant. They are there to help.
Are Free Scrap Metal Collections Available?
Sometimes it might not be economical for you to deliver your scrap metal to a local yard. Reasons such as time, effort, means of transport or simply because you have a small quantity to recycle.
Why not just give it away? To find a free scrap collector near you, click here. Licenced local collectors will pick up your free scrap car batteries from your home or business and deliver them to the site when they have a full load.