Car Batteries Recycling Hotline

Used car batteries, as well as other used lead-acid batteries are hazardous waste and should be disposed of appropriately through recycling programs. Lead-acid batteries also include batteries in motorcycles, boats, emergency lighting and air conditioners.

A national network of Battery Recycling Centres has been established by Century Yuasa for environmentally responsible collection and recycling of used lead-acid batteries.

Most car workshops, scrap metal dealers and service stations will accept used car batteries for recycling. Check with your car battery vendor when purchasing a new battery.

Some states and councils provide Household Hazardous Waste or Chemical Collection programs that take used lead acid batteries for recycling.

If your workplace or business has large quantities of car batteries to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or pick up service options.

Council services for Car Batteries

Australian Capital Territory has listed the following locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

  1. Drop off Facility - Mugga Lane Resource Management Facility
  2. Drop off Facility - The Mitchell Resouce Management Centre

Drop off locations for Car batteries

12 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of City ACT

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Act Nowaste - Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre /business/7491 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080
Battery World /business/11000 95 Grenville Court Phillip, ACT, 2606 149.0890850 -35.3510930 Phillip ACT 2606 149.0890850 -35.3510930
Century Yuasa /business/11044 Unit 4/41 45 Tennant Street Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1864050 -35.3328210 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1864050 -35.3328210
Super Cheap Auto /business/11506 95 97 Nettlefold Street Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0630900 -35.2430900 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0630900 -35.2430900
Super Cheap Auto /business/11558 151-155 Gladstone Street Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1833170 -35.3247630 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1833170 -35.3247630
Super Cheap Auto /business/11679 Anketell Street Tuggeranong, ACT, 2900 149.0667660 -35.4145100 Tuggeranong ACT 2900 149.0667660 -35.4145100
Canberra Mitchell Resource Management Centre /business/13656 Flemington Rd Kenny, ACT, 2911 149.1453868 -35.2170510 Kenny ACT 2911 149.1453868 -35.2170510
Sims Metal Management /business/15122 47 Alderson Place Hume, ACT, 2609 149.1656569 -35.3299190 Hume ACT 2609 149.1656569 -35.3299190
Suez Environnement (SITA Australia) /business/15768 41 Alderson Place Hume, ACT, 2620 149.1599340 -35.4006210 Hume ACT 2620 149.1599340 -35.4006210
MRI ACT pty Ltd /business/15858 78-80 Townsville St Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1823900 -35.3302340 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1823900 -35.3302340
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd /business/16426 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494
Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT /business/16843 27 Mulley Street Holder, ACT, 2611 149.0495750 -35.3314690 Holder ACT 2611 149.0495750 -35.3314690
Act Nowaste - Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre /business/7491 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080

Pick up locations for Car batteries

26 pick up businesses match your query on Car batteries

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Toxfree E-cycle Division Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Suez Environnement (SITA Australia) Click Business Name for details ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
MRI ACT pty Ltd Minimum quantities and charges apply. ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Dennis Maddock Recycling Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. ACT May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
ITHouze Australia We can arrange pickup nationally and the goods can be b... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Century Yuasa Batteries Must be a business or large organisation to access pick... Nationally Free
Seafront Scrapmetal & Machinery Pty Ltd Pick-up available for large quantities. Nationally Free
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Capital Waste Skips Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... ACT May apply

About Car Batteries

  • Used car batteries and other lead acid batteries contain lead, lead compounds, and/or sulphuric acid, all of which are hazardous. Seventy thousand tonnes of lead-acid batteries are finished with each year, and they are 98% recyclable.

Importance of Recycling Car Batteries

  • Each car battery contains around 2-3 litres of sulfuric acid, as well as lead, and lead compounds, all of which are toxic.
  • Car batteries can be re-conditioned or recycled into new products made from the lead, sulphuric acid and polypropylene. Recycling of these batteries uses less energy than refining primary ore and removes lead from the environment.
  • Car Batteries can be recycled into a range of products from plant pots, to laundry detergents and new batteries.

Further Information

To find out more about car battery recycling see Planet Ark's Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Factsheet.

Or visit the following websites: