Can I trade in my old car battery?
If you have a good relationship with your local auto parts store, they may let you swap your dead battery for a traded-in one sitting on a pallet. Township recycling centers may take used batteries, and my local auto salvage yards sell charged batteries for $25 to $30.
Do you get money for your old car battery?
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. You can find your closest scrap yard by checking online for “local scrap yards.”
Will AutoZone buy my old battery?
Yes, AutoZone will give you a core credit for used batteries. They will basically take anything you bring them in terms of marine or car batteries.
Does O’Reilly give you money for old batteries?
If you do have any old lead-acid automotive batteries sitting around, bring them in to an O’Reilly Auto Parts store for recycling and we’ll give you a $10 gift card* for each one, even if they weren’t purchased from us.
Is it better to buy a new battery or charge the old one?
If your car battery is around 4 years old or more, you probably should consider just replacing it with a brand-new one. Even if you do recharge a battery this old, it will likely lose its charge again very soon. The deterioration the battery has experienced reduces its ability to hold a charge and perform as needed.
How much are old batteries worth for scrap?
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. However, the most accurate way for you to determine the value of your batteries is to call local scrapyards directly.
Does Walmart buy old car batteries?
Walmarts battery core charge program is an initiative for customers to return old car batteries for recycling. If returning a car battery purchased from Walmart in-store, customers can receive a $5-$20 battery core charge refund received in cash or store credit.
What do I do with old car battery?
Batteries are potentially a valuable source of recyclable metal. All batteries in California must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler, or an authorized recycling facility.
Can I throw my car battery in the ocean?
At last, this is the most important reason why you should refrain from throwing the car battery into the ocean. It’s illegal to do so for a variety of reasons like: Chemicals of the battery lead to soil & water pollution. The chemicals turn water into acidic water that kills flora and aquatic animals.