Sell Your Old Car Batteries and Other Scrap Lead-acid Batteries
What do you do with old car batteries?
Junks, cores, used batteries, dead batteries, scrap batteries — whatever you call them, we work hard to recycle used batteries.
You could say we’re the greenest option you can find.
Interstate Batteries offers fair, timely scrap prices, on-time payment and your own recycling professional. You can contact us at any point in the recycling process because we want to make sure your scrap selling experience goes smoothly.
Does your organization have multiple locations that need battery recycling? We’ve got you covered! Let us set you up as a Recycle National Account (RNAC). RNAC benefits include:
- Centralized recycling program
- Standardized pricing
- Nationwide pickup and delivery coverage
- Full cradle-to-cradle tracking to EPA-approved smelters
- Recycling certificates for all orders
Most importantly, when you sell old car batteries to Interstate, you’ll know you’re doing it right.
The responsibility for proper battery handling lies with the shipper — that’s you! — but don’t worry. You’ll get our step-by-step guidance on how to pack your pallets of used batteries. Plus, you can contact the dedicated recycling professional assigned to you to ask any questions that might come up.
We are the pros at recycling sealed lead-acid batteries.
Since we started selling long-lasting car batteries, we’ve collected old batteries for recycling. With decades of battery recycling experience, we’ve done more than perfect the way to secure a pallet of batteries. (For instance, did you know you can stack car batteries up to three high? It’s true. We’ll show you how with our recycling guides for every person who sells old batteries for cash with Interstate®.) We set standards for the recycling industry, advised regulatory agencies and led the way by collecting more scrap batteries than anyone.
As a result, lead-acid batteries are one of the most recycled products in America today.
When you sell old car batteries to Interstate, you become part of this recycling success story.
Interstate Batteries offers fair prices for your old car batteries.
To get cash for used car batteries, you need to recycle a lot of car batteries. As in, more than 1,000 pounds. Also, car battery scrap prices fluctuate every day — because of the lead inside.
Lead is a valuable metal. Like barrels of oil or pounds of steel, lead is a commodity traded on a worldwide market. It’s like the stock market, and lead prices change daily. Our recycling professionals study the market, tracking fair prices so they can make you a competitive offer to buy your old batteries.
Meanwhile, you get the benefit of working with an Outrageously Dependable® company known for fast, easy payments.
Even better, we’re the recycling experts. Recycle with us, and we show you step by step how to safely ship used car batteries and how to comply with federal regulations when you ship.
Did you know that the Department of Transportation (DOT) holds third-party shippers like you responsible for how well the pallet wrap is secured and for making sure lead-acid batteries are the only batteries on the pallet? If you ship batteries without following DOT requirements as well as federal, state and local regulations, those government agencies could hit you with penalty fees or legal responsibility.
When you sell old batteries to Interstate, you’re in good hands. You’ll get
- Illustrated instructions
- Battery identification diagrams and pictures
- Your own recycling professional to answer any questions
Interstate Batteries offers more than a fair price for your old car batteries. We offer you peace of mind.
Are you ready to sell your thousands of pounds of used batteries to a smart and safe recycling partner?
The best part is, you’ll get personalized support. You’ll talk to the same person, your own account manager and recycling professional when you sell old car batteries to Interstate Batteries. Whether it’s your first 1,000 pounds or your 1,000th truckload, we’re dedicated to helping you recycle.
Together, we can keep our communities green.
You can rest assured knowing that our packing instructions, shipping labels and pallet tracking practices follow safe handling practices. Our shipping and battery handling processes have been developed and refined across decades of recycling batteries. Even some inspectors will recognize our top-quality handling practices when they see a pallet wrapped the way we teach shippers to do. We want to make selling used batteries to recycle easy for businesses like yours.
You don’t have to guess, especially when it comes to complying with federal regulations. We want to help you meet shipping requirements. If you’re ever unsure how to pack your old car batteries or about recycling, call us. We’ll assign your own account manager to help you at every step along the way.
If you represent a government entity or business that uses up thousands of pounds of car batteries, call us. We can set up a solution designed specifically for you — one with competitive lead prices and easy processes to make recycling even easier for you.
Why does Interstate buy used car batteries?
Car battery recycling is the right thing to do — for the industry and the environment. The average car battery weighs 40 pounds, and every bit of it can be recycled. In fact, your current car battery is made of mostly recycled car batteries.
The plastic case, the liquid electrolyte, even the lead metal itself all comes from old batteries.
Recycling the lead in batteries is crucial to our car-loving society.
For one thing, mining for lead is expensive and difficult to do safely. On the other hand, America has a network of lead recycling facilities, companies dedicated to safely recycling car batteries. Which makes the raw materials cheaper. Recycling used car batteries keeps prices down for new car batteries while protecting the environment.
Battery recycling is so important that Interstate Batteries makes it a standard part of what we do every day. You’ve seen our giant green trucks in your neighborhoods. They’re driving new car batteries to the local repair shops and partners with our “Sold Here” signs — and at every stop, they pick up used car batteries for recycling.
We pick up these raw materials, taking them out of America’s communities and sending them to battery recycling facilities across the country.
We also buy thousands of pounds of used car batteries from scrap battery sellers and businesses like yours.
All to keep car batteries one of America’s most recycled products.
We recycle more than old car batteries. Call us today.
Yes, Interstate Batteries recycles lithium-ion batteries, including used EV batteries. If you have 1,000 pounds or more of old household batteries, including li-ion packs, NiCd, NiMH and even used alkaline batteries, we have solutions for you. Old car batteries are just the start.
(If you are selling old car batteries to us, do not add these other batteries to your pallets. The shipping process for old car batteries is different, and they must stay separate.)
Talk to your account manager about all the old batteries you have. We have solutions ready. We can help you identify your mixed batteries so you can sort them accurately. If you have less than 1,000 pounds of them, we can show you the right steps to take.
The point is, we really are your battery recycling experts.
Green is more than our color. We’ve been recycling old car batteries since 1952. Today, we lead the recycling industry with best practices that set a new standard for scrap shippers. All the while, we collect more scrap batteries for recycling than anyone else in the US.
Sign up to work with one of our recycling professionals.
We look forward to helping you make the world greener.