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

Burnie City Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

  1. Drop off Facility - Burnie Waste Management and Resource Recovery Centre

Drop off locations for Car batteries

8 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Burnie TAS

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Repco Auto Parts /business/11238 106 Wilson Street Burnie, TAS, 7320 145.9055460 -41.0546350 Burnie TAS 7320 145.9055460 -41.0546350
Repco Auto Parts /business/11271 13 Oldaker Street Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.3602030 -41.1768170 Devonport TAS 7310 146.3602030 -41.1768170
Repco Auto Parts /business/11445 27 Victoria Street Ulverstone, TAS, 7315 146.1737560 -41.1565880 Ulverstone TAS 7315 146.1737560 -41.1565880
Super Cheap Auto /business/11523 Cnr Marine & Edwards Street Burnie, TAS, 7320 145.9101980 -41.0590600 Burnie TAS 7320 145.9101980 -41.0590600
Super Cheap Auto /business/11548 20 Oldaker Street Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.3594700 -41.1761820 Devonport TAS 7310 146.3594700 -41.1761820
Burnie City Council Waste Managment and Resource Recovery Centre /business/12498 289 Mooreville Road Burnie, TAS, 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940 Burnie TAS 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940
Spreyton Waste Transfer Station /business/15991 Bay Drive (off Mersey Road) Spreyton, TAS, 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948 Spreyton TAS 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948
Nor-Co Batteries /business/16178 42 Wenvoe St Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.3603861 -41.1843898 Devonport TAS 7310 146.3603861 -41.1843898
Repco Auto Parts /business/11238 106 Wilson Street Burnie, TAS, 7320 145.9055460 -41.0546350 Burnie TAS 7320 145.9055460 -41.0546350

Pick up locations for Car batteries

18 pick up businesses match your query on Car batteries

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
PGM Refiners Pty Ltd 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 Tas (Metro Area Only) May apply
Resource Community Pick Up Service Must be reusable goods. Resource Workers will evaluate ... Tas (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. Tas May apply
Tassie Wrecker Auto Recycling - Hobart Pick up service for industrial non ferrous scrap and a ... Tas (Metro Area Only) Free
Tassie Wrecker Auto Recycling - Launceston Pick up service for industrial non ferrous scrap and a ... Tas (Metro Area Only) Free
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Sims Metal Management - Bell Bay Commercial bin and pick up service available. Non-comme... Tas May apply
Sims Metal Management - Derwent Park Commercial bin and pick up service available. Non-c... Tas 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
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally 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: