So, you are finally weary of store credits and promotions and want to become “your own boss” when it comes to a recycling battery for money. Well, you come to the right piece, so read below and layout your plan—it is so doable you can pinch yourself.
Is Recycling Battery Profitable—Is A Possible Venture Business, At Hand?
In all transparency, the importance of recycling your batteries can not offer any more an understatement that what is already happening in the market today.
Yes, you must recycle your batteries for the sake of this planet that we live on, but you do not need to get broke in doing the process over, friend—the recycling of a battery is, indeed, a profitable business venture.
In saying all of that above, though—what does it mean when you say “profitable,” and how so?
You see, on a global scale of things, battery products arrive at our stores and households in all sorts of sizes, forms, and shapes—with a wide array of function and applications in the offering.
OF COURSE, YOU KNOW THEM OPERATING INSIDE THESE PRODUCTS
• Playthings and children’s toys
• Electronic devices for home use and household needs
• Smartphones and Cellular phones
• Vehicles from a car, golf cart or a boat
• And, much more
But, of course, “nothing lasts forever” (as the old cliché goes) and for all of the “gifts” that a battery can bring, they carry within them inherent weaknesses, as well.
WEAKNESSES SUCH AS
• A warranty period indicating a considerable lifespan that is definite (depending on estimation).
• Limits within their designation or function—some are becoming no more than what covers as single-use (and you throw them away).
• And, other products are in constant threat to become leaky, spilling old and decrepit garbage inducers that take up more space than they ought to take.
Without doubt, the batteries themselves are helpful (to say the least of them), but many fall prey to corrosion and degradation, all the same—even the ones that “re-chargeable” prove no exception to this rule.
With the above dramatic exposition of a battery’s faults, we need to get one thing clear—what happens when a cell does not get a recycle session?
BATTERIES THAT DO NOT UNDERGO RECYCLING
• Become susceptible (over time) to “wear and tear” not limiting to issues of corrosive gases, spilling and leaking of acid, overheating parts, and much more to come.
• Become a product that many a scrapyard care to enjoy possessing—they can use it for composition work (making their products from the scrap) or recondition that battery for you (for whatever good it will do).
• End up to become a waste of a product and is either going to undergo a recycle (or a reconditioning) or as hazardous and toxic fuming landfill garbage wreaking havoc to the rest to Earth and brethren (us).
Okay, that last part may be more of a stretch—but it is not exactly wrong, either.
Lead poisoning from dead and old batteries is a “real and valid” issue—and one that attacks so many areas of life.
• Outskirts of cities
• City Areas
• Nationwide Industries
So, by now, you know—get those batteries at a recycle operation and do your part for humanity.
All right, okay, fine—but show me the money (catch the reference?).
Below are some tips (that you may wish to employ) when you want to consider recycling batteries as a business—you know, for money.
PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
Battery Industry Offerings
• Get a head start by focusing on your battery services and what you want to offer as a service
• And, answer some key questions along the way, narrowing down your priorities
• Do you want to collect batteries for recycling?
• Do you want to put those batteries up for sale for other companies to buy
• Do you want to do small-scale recycling yourself?
AND, OF COURSE
A Place In The Market
• Regardless of your choice, focus on the market of battery material you want to put a lid on—in particular, you cannot dismiss sellable materials for batteries
• First, consider the importance of easily accessible materials for your cells—the more comfortable for you to obtain (again and again), the more sustainable.
• Second, consider the importance of returns, as in “how much of the materials am I going to get back for another recycling session?”—If you can get 50 percent or even 80 percent, this is nice.
So, as with most products and equipment, battery recycling is quite profitable, providing that you meet essential criteria for what business and the sustainability of the company.
How Much Money Can You Get For Recycling Batteries?
As a consumer, you are probably going to get around .25 USD by part if you are selling off your battery in a scrapyard—they value some pieces, not so many others (and their market is beyond cells, too).
Now, if you are focusing on a battery business, you cannot go wrong with either a lead-acid or a lithium (or lithium-ion) material—non-dismissible market areas, right here.
• Lead-acid material is in many batteries in designation for cars, boats and another vehicle type of applications
• Lithium and Lithium-ion materials are in many cells in appointment to cellular phone and on Android or smartphone applications.
NOW, IN TERMS OF “BANG FOR THE BUCK”
• All three materials prove themselves as sustainable and quite profitable.
• Lead-acid seem to be ahead in terms of how much materials are returnable after a process of recycling.
• Lithium-ion and lithium, however, seem to be more cost-effective during the process of recycling, which saves energy in a plant.
Does AutoZone Or Walmart Give You Money For Old Batteries?
The answer to the question above is a likely no, as their business are designations of what we know as “auto-part” stores.
IN COMPARISON TO SCRAPYARDS, THESE AUTO-PART STORES
• Sell products at retail price
• Investigate and advice on a product’s condition
• Even charge specific fees for the recycling of different batteries
However, if you are into it, they do give out a considerable number of benefits.
• Exchange credits for other items in the store.
• Stackable loyalty points that favor customers by the time a sales promotion comes in.
Sure, it is not recycling batteries for money (per se), but rewards come in different forms, right?