How Much Is A Scrap Car Battery Worth

How Much Is A Scrap Car Battery Worth?

Do you have a scrap car and want to sell its battery for some cash? Then a question must be: how much is a scrap car battery worth? The answer, unfortunately, isn’t as straightforward as you might hope. Here’s what you need to know about the value of your scrap car battery.

  • Batteries in good condition can sometimes be refurbished and sold in the market. Hence, you will be able to get a higher price for a battery in good condition than for those that are completely dead.
  • Car batteries come in various sizes and weights. The heavier the battery, the more lead it contains. Lead, which is the primary valuable component in scrap batteries, makes up about 60% of its weight. Therefore, you will get paid more if you have a heavier battery.
  • The price of scrap car batteries depends on global demand and supply, so the value you get today might be different from tomorrow.

Average Prices

A typical car battery weighs around 30-40 pounds. In Canada, most of the auto recycling companies and scrap yards pay CAD 0.60 to CAD 0.80 per pound so you will get anywhere from CAD18 to CAD24 for your battery.

Here is how you can calculate a scrap car battery price:

Weight in Pound × Battery Per Pound = Est. Price you will get

Some scrapyards or auto recycling companies like Scrap Car for Cash also provide a discount on a new battery purchase. They might not give you cash but you will be able to get a new battery at a super discount.

Scrap Car Batteries

To get the best price for a scrap car battery, consider the following tips:

  1. Check the current market prices for batteries, lead, and other metals.
  2. Contact multiple scrap yards and recycling centers and compare the prices they offer. Try to sell the battery to the scrap yard or recycling company that pays you more.
  3. If you have multiple batteries, some recyclers offer better rates for bulk quantities.
  4. Try to sell junk batteries directly to a smelter, because smelters often pay higher prices since they deal directly with raw materials.


You will not get much money by scrapping your car battery, it’s a responsible way to dispose of it and earn a few bucks on the side. 

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