Q: I have 10KG of silver cell batteries. Do you take this material? — From James in Arlington, TX
Refine Silver Oxide Batteries
A: Thank you for your inquiry! YES, Arch does refine the silver from silver oxide batteries.
The first item to note is that we do not accept co-mingled lots, so you will have to separate these batteries out if they are among other items or other types of batteries. We do not accept lithium batteries for example.
Depending on the volume that is sent in for refining, we typically pay $16 to $25, per pound of silver oxide batteries. So for your 10 KG (which converts to 22 lbs) we would pay with a Spot price of Silver being today at $18.32 the following:
(22 lbs of Silver Oxide batteries x $27.93, per pound = $614.46, back to you, had we received your batteries today at our refinery)
Thank you for your question! Please let us know if we can be of service.
Please Note: there is a 5 pound minimum for Silver Oxide Batteries.
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