In the spirit of full transparency, Battery Rescue publish the price we pay for your used / waste lead acid batteries. Our metro Perth and Regional WA price schedules can be found below.
Battery Collection Service for WA Businesses
Our used battery collection and recycling service, delivers a safer, convenient service that meets your regulatory requirements, while reducing your environmental impact. For details on our Western Australian Regional & Mining battery collection service.
To ensure an adequate return on our BTS Containers we have a sliding scale for prices paid based on annual volumes collected. Also the price paid will fluctuate according to the price paid by our Battery Recycler. This is largely a function of the London Metals Exchange (LME) price for lead and the $US/$A exchange rate and is updated by the recycler at the beginning of each month. If the price we receive from the recycler increases or decreases by more than 5%, then our customer price schedule below, will be updated.
The Graph below shows the LME Lead price for the past 12 months in Australian Dollar terms and the price we receive from our battery recycler.
Recent Changes in Recycler’s Prices Paid
April 2021 Significant drop in the USD Lead LME Price with corresponding drop in price paid by our recycler. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold of the last price of $435/tonne that was set in December.
March 2021 There was small increase in the USD Lead LME Price which translated to an increase paid by our recycler. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.
February 2021 There was a small decrease in the USD Lead LME Price and an increase in the Australian Dollar to USD exchange rate. This resulted in a small decrease in the price paid by our recycler. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.
January 2021 A reasonable increase in the USD Lead LME Price was countered by a surge in the Australian Dollar to USD exchange rate, resulting overall in a small increase in Australian Dollar terms. There is no change in our prices for the month as the increase is within our plus or minus 5% threshold.
December 2020 This month’s price increased by a further $30/T due to an increase in the Lead LME Price. There was a strong surge in the LME Lead price of over $400/tonne (USD $300), from November 1st to the 30th, however the increase in the average monthly price was only $142/tonne (this is what the Recyclers set their price from). If the LME Lead Price stays at current levels of A$2785 for December, there will be a further significant increase next month.
November 2020 This month’s price decreased by a further $30/T due to an drop in the Lead LME Price.
October 2020 The price paid by Ramcar this month decreased by $30/T due to an drop in the Lead LME Price.
September 2020 The price paid by Ramcar this month increased by $25/T due to an improvement in the Lead LME Price.
August 2020 Small increase in LME Lead Price and recycler’s price. No change in Battery Rescue’s price paid.
July 2020 The price paid by Ramcar this month increased by $30 due to an improvement in the Lead LME Price.
May 2020 unfortunately more pain on the battery price front. A steep drop in the USD Lead LME Price combined with an improving $A to $USD exchange rate, saw a $88 drop in the price paid by our recycler. Contributing to the steep decline was a further reduction in the percentage of the LME Lead price paid by Ramcar, down to 15.6%. Of the $88 drop, $41 was due to the declining LME Price and $47 due to Ramcar’s price reductions.
April 2020 saw a further decline in the price paid by Ramcar of $57/tonne for used lead acid batteries. This is despite the LME price for lead in Australian dollars remaining largely unchanged with the previous month. The price decrease is mainly due to a lack of competition, with the only other significant Australian recycler, Hydromet, closing their doors for 1 month, due to the Corona Virus.
* Ramcar own and operate the largest used lead acid battery recycling facility in Australia, located in Wagga Wagga, NSW. They acquired the operation from the Enirgi Group in 2018.
Recycle Battery Price Schedules
Used Battery Price Schedule for Perth Metro
This price schedule applies for Perth Metro locations as far north as Bullsbrook, south to Mandurah and east to Chidlow.
The price was last updated in December 2020 due to a increase in the LME Lead price.
Used Battery Price Schedule for Regional WA
This price schedule applies for regional locations such as mine sites and is based on the customer arranging and paying for the transport of the Battery Transport & Storage (BTS) Containers to and from their site, to Battery Rescue’s nominated yard.
The price was last update in December 2020 due to a increase in the LME Lead price.
Historical Battery Recycling Prices
Battery Rescue’s past battery recycling prices can be found here.