In the spirit of full transparency, Battery Rescue have chosen to publish their recycle battery prices because we want to create a business model where everyone in the battery recycling supply chain is paid fairly. To ensure an adequate return on our BTS Containers we have a sliding scale for prices paid based on annual volumes collected.
Note that prices paid will fluctuate according to the price paid by the 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 Battery Recycler’s price increases or decreases by more than 5% then the customer price schedule below will be updated. The Graph below shows the LME Lead price for the past 12 months in Australian Dollar terms.
Recent Changes in Recycler’s Prices Paid
December & January saw significant declines in the LME Lead price from $3212/tonne to $2759 that has contributed to the recent decline in the price paid by our battery recycler, Ramcar* (formerly Enirgi Group). The other significant factor is that Ramcar has over the last 6 months, been decreasing the price they pay to the market place. In May this year the price paid was 24.5% of the LME Lead Price. This percentage has gradually decreased since and as of January 2020 sits at 19.4%.
* 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 January 2020 due to a decrease in the LME Lead price. March’s prices have remained the same.
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 January 2020 due to a decrease in the LME Lead price. March’s prices have remained the same.
Historical Battery Recycling Prices
Battery Rescue’s past battery recycling prices can be found here.