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

Byron Shire Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

  1. Drop off Facility - Byron Resource Recovery Centre

Drop off locations for Car batteries

15 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Mullumbimby NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Battery World /business/10985 19 Three Chain Road South Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2622340 -28.8200560 South Lismore NSW 2480 153.2622340 -28.8200560
Battery World /business/11006 Shops 1 & 2, 125 127 Minjungbal Drive Tweed Heads South, NSW, 2486 153.5438240 -28.2024120 Tweed Heads South NSW 2486 153.5438240 -28.2024120
Century Yuasa /business/11051 2/22 Habib Drive Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2631650 -28.8231860 Lismore NSW 2480 153.2631650 -28.8231860
Repco Auto Parts /business/11210 11 13 Kerr Street Ballina, NSW, 2478 153.5555260 -28.8676380 Ballina NSW 2478 153.5555260 -28.8676380
Repco Auto Parts /business/11241 Lot 1, Jonson Street Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 153.61101150512695 -28.6421914231169 Byron Bay NSW 2481 153.61101150512695 -28.6421914231169
Repco Auto Parts /business/11251 97 Barker Street Casino, NSW, 2470 153.0459760 -28.8649220 Casino NSW 2470 153.0459760 -28.8649220
Repco Auto Parts /business/11334 42 Carrington Street Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2766350 -28.8101260 Lismore NSW 2480 153.2766350 -28.8101260
Repco Auto Parts /business/11370 Cnr King & Brisbane Streets Murwilumbah, NSW, 2484 153.3955860 -28.3287400 Murwilumbah NSW 2484 153.3955860 -28.3287400
Repco Auto Parts /business/11421 Unit 4 32 Greenway Drive E Tweed Heads, NSW, 2486 153.5348890 -28.2043400 Tweed Heads NSW 2486 153.5348890 -28.2043400
Super Cheap Auto /business/11502 Lot 1 Pacific Hwy, Cnr North Creek Road Ballina, NSW, 2478 153.5540470 -28.8512840 Ballina NSW 2478 153.5540470 -28.8512840
Super Cheap Auto /business/11594 Cnr Mckenzie & Brewster Streets Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2850900 -28.8107320 Lismore NSW 2480 153.2850900 -28.8107320
Lismore City Council - Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre /business/13230 313 Wyrallah Rd East Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2854470 -28.8428970 East Lismore NSW 2480 153.2854470 -28.8428970
Ballina Shire Council Waste Management Centre /business/13627 167 Southern Cross Drive Ballina, NSW, 2478 153.55183124542236 -28.83948601118946 Ballina NSW 2478 153.55183124542236 -28.83948601118946
Stotts Creek Recovery Centre /business/15679 Leddays Creek Road Stotts Creek, NSW, 2487 153.4986193 -28.2861311 Stotts Creek NSW 2487 153.4986193 -28.2861311
Cowboys towing & Scrap Metal /business/15819 303 Stokers road Stokers Siding, NSW, 2484 153.40274333953857 -28.394458363951696 Stokers Siding NSW 2484 153.40274333953857 -28.394458363951696
Battery World /business/10985 19 Three Chain Road South Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2622340 -28.8200560 South Lismore NSW 2480 153.2622340 -28.8200560

Pick up locations for Car batteries

62 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
Sims Metal Management - Albury Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... NSW 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 NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Computers for Young and Old Collections are free, Sydney and surrounding areas are ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Ezy Waste Group Pty Ltd T/A Ezy Waste n Recycle We provide a pickup service for any ongoing Waste & Rec... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Remondis Australia (Taren Point) PTY Pick up provided ONLY through the Remondis skip bin ser... NSW May apply
Advanced Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd bulk quantities only will provide bins for service re... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Griffiith Recycling Must Have Existing contract, Bulk quantities only, Fees... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Watts Batteries We collect in the following areas: Sydney Newcastle ... NSW Free
Greg McCauley Scrap Metal Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Hornsby Scrap Metals Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
ACE Recycling Group Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Tip Fast Pickup service available clients customers and general ... NSW May apply
Car Removal We can pickup cars any where in Sydney at no costs to o... NSW Free
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. NSW May apply
Rubbish Away Can pick up / remove all types of scrap and rubbish rem... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cash For Cars Click Business Name for details NSW Free
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
Cooke's Metal Recyclers P/L Minimum amounts apply for pick up, please call. Smaller... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Century Yuasa Batteries Must be a business or large organisation to access pick... Nationally Free
Sell and Parker Metal Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Reverse E-Waste Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
C&D Scrap Pick up must be pre booked. NSW May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
NSW Paper Recyclers Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
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... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Palerang Council Fortnightly 240L bin Commingled Recycling Collection fr... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Scrap Metal Man All past present and future customers are welcome to bo... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cowboys towing & Scrap Metal We are the preferred contractor for the southern and ru... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Wagga Scrap Metals Bulk Quantities only Please ring for further informati... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Eco Metal Recyclers Details available on request - please contact us for de... NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Southern District Metal Recyclers Each pickup is different and will be assessed for quant... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Ezy Waste Group Pty Ltd T/A Ezy Waste n Recycle We provide a pickup service for any ongoing Waste & Rec... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Mid Coast Rubbish Removal We operate from Port Macquarie and service the whole mi... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Eurobodalla Scrap Metal & Towing Cars are free removal. Any pick up out side Batemans Ba... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
St George Metal Recovery Free Bin Service requires customers to have a forklift.... NSW May apply
A,B.C Recycle Have materials ready unless arrangement has been made p... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
EWaste Express Large or small quantities of eWaste. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... NSW May apply
Gold Coast Resource Recovery We collect any quantity over 5 batteries, and will orga... NSW May apply
All Trash Oz Pty Ltd We pick-up all recyclable material over 1 cubic metre. NSW May apply
The Sydney Rubbish Truck We pick up any quantity of residential and commercial w... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
SOHO EXPRESS Pick Up. Please call with details of the equipment to ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Mr Metal Recycling We have a fleet of different sized trucks capable of re... NSW 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: