Can You Scrap Alkaline Batteries?

alkaline batteries for scrap

Batteries. What are they, and what types are out there to make money off of? Many people ask about household batteries, also known as alkaline batteries, and if they are worth any money. The answer is relatively simple…not that we know of. Some items actually cost money to get rid of, and alkaline batteries are one of them. You have to pay to get rid of some newer absolyte and lithium-ion batteries as well. You can find that type in your drills or in larger backup power systems. You may be able to get some money for your scrap nickel-cadmium batteries, though.

Suggested Reading: Ni-Cad Batteries

The easiest type to scrap are lead-acid batteries. These batteries are the most common for scrap purposes and can be found in various items. From cars and trucks to backup power systems, these batteries will be your easiest and most efficient way to cash in and make money.

Don’t forget to check with your local or municipal recyclers for their battery recycling options. Some local dumps have recycling for batteries, and you can drop them off free of charge to ensure that they are recycled correctly. Most scrap yards will not accept alkaline batteries, so be sure to have another option available if you want to recycle them. You can collect whatever ones you have and drop them off at your local recycling yard.

Scrap ya later!

– Tom