The large lead-acid batteries used in cars and trucks can be taken to an automotive parts store where they will recycle the battery for you.
These auto parts retailers will accept old car batteries for recycling.
Alternatively your local county recycling center may accept old car batteries as part of their hazardous waste collections. Check out your local county website for more details.
Sell used car batteries as scrap metal
Many scrap metal companies in New Jersey will pay you for car batteries that you drop off at their facility for recycling. Each car battery is worth about $5 as scrap metal although prices do fluctuate depending on the market value of the metal on the commodities market. Below are some scrap metal businesses that we are aware of who will pay you to recycle used car batteries. You may be able to find a scrap metal company in your local yellow pages or online at yellowpages.com that provides a more convenient recycling location near to where you live. Not all scrap metal yards accept car batteries so call ahead to confirm before making a wasted trip.
Accepts aluminum beverage cans. Also pays for copper, brass, aluminum, cast iron or steel scrap metal.
3113 Route 50
Tel: (609) 965 2900
Tel: (888) 398 4274
Mon. - Fri. 7:30 to 16:30
Sat. 7:30 to 12:30.
For more details regarding which metal items they will accept see the American Recycling website
Boro Auto Wrecking Company Inc.
Accept car batteries, auto bodies, ferrous (iron and steel) and non ferrous metals for recycling.
2271 Hamilton Boulevard
Tel: (908) 756-3585
Federal Metals & Alloys
Pays you for any car batteries, aluminum beverage cans and non-ferrous (not iron or steel) metal items delivered to their facility. This includes, copper, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, lead, zinc, gold, silver and platinum metals.
Contact Sherry using the details below for more information and the latest prices.
4216 S. Clinton Avenue
Tel: (908) 756 0900
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 to 16:00
Sat. 9:00 to 13:00.