Price List – Recycle Battery Prices

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.

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.

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.

UBG Pricelist Metro Perth October 2021

UBG Pricelist Metro Perth December 2021

The price was last updated in December 2021 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.

Regional WA Pricing Matrix – October 2021

Regional WA Pricing Matrix – December 2021

The price was last updated in December 2021 due to a increase in the LME Lead price.


Used Lead Acid Battery 12 Month Price Movements

The Graph below shows the LME Lead price (excluding GST) for the past 12 months in Australian Dollar terms and the price we receive from our battery recycler.

Graph showing LME Lead Price and Battery Rescue's price received from recycler in $A for May 2022

Recent Changes in Recycler’s Prices Paid (excludes GST)

May 2022 Small increase in price paid by our recycler to $583/Tonne. There is no change in our prices since December 2021 as the difference in price is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

April 2022 Small decrease in price paid by our recycler to $575/Tonne. There is no change in our prices since December 2021 as the difference in price is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

March 2022 Small increase in price paid by our recycler to $577/Tonne. There is no change in our prices since December 2021 as the difference in price is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

February 2022 Small increase in price paid by our recycler to $570/Tonne. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

January 2022 Small increase in price paid by our recycler to $561/Tonne. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

December 2021 Small increase USD Lead LME Price resulted in a small increase to $557/Tonne. The prices we pay have been updated as the price received has increased by more than 5% since the last price adjustment in October.

November 2021 Small increase USD Lead LME Price resulted in a small increase to $546/Tonne. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

October 2021 Significant decline in the USD Lead LME Price and hence the price paid by our recycler has dropped to $525/tonne. The pricelists for Metro Perth and Regional WA have been updated below.

September 2021 Moderate increase in USD Lead LME Price and hence the price paid by our recycler $590/tonne. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

August 2021 Sharp increase in USD Lead LME Price and hence the price paid by our recycler. Our Metro & Regional price lists have been updated accordingly to reflect new price paid of $565/Tonne.

July 2021 Small increase USD Lead LME Price and decrease in USD to AUD exchange rate combined for a small increase to $495/Tonne. There is no change in our prices for the month as the decrease is within the plus or minus 5% threshold.

June 2021 Sharp increase in USD Lead LME Price and hence the price paid by our recycler. Our Metro & Regional price lists have been updated accordingly to reflect new price paid of $484/Tonne.

May 2021 Modest increase price in USD Lead LME Price and hence the price paid by our recycler. June 2021 Sharp increase in USD Lead LME Price and hence the price paid by our recycler. Our Metro & Regional price lists have been updated accordingly to reflect new price paid of $484/Tonne. of $435/tonne that was set in December.

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.

* 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.

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