You might think that scrap yards are only for selling old refrigerators and even recycling old glass jars and bottles. Since there are usually 21 pounds of lead in a car battery, you can potentially earn about $7 per battery when the lead scrap rate is 0.33 cents per pound.
Similarly, you may ask, do scrap yards pay for batteries?
Call Before Going. Many scrap yards do not accept other types of batteries because they are too difficult to recycle. Some scrap metal yards only buy lead batteries in bulk and if you can not bring a bulk amount to your scrap yard, the iScrap App can help you schedule a pick up with your closest scrap metal yard.
What is the current price of scrap?
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|Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal||Market Price||Your Price *|
|Scrap Rod Brass||$1.82 lb.||$1.70 lb.|
|Scrap Soft Lead (clean)||$0.75 lb.||$0.68 lb.|
|Scrap Wheel Weights||$0.30 lb.||$0.20 lb.|
How much is a used battery for a car?
The cost of a car battery. According to CostHelper, a typical car battery costs between $50 and $120, while premium batteries cost $90 to $200. Service providers on Angie's List that we spoke with say the average battery cost runs in the $75 to $120 range.