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

East Arnhem Regional Council has not listed any locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

Drop off locations for Car batteries

8 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Elcho Island NT

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Battery World /business/164 273 Bagot Road Coconut Grove, NT, 0810 130.8545630 -12.4001890 Coconut Grove NT 0810 130.8545630 -12.4001890
Century Yuasa /business/11046 Unit2/32 Benison Road Winnellie, NT, 0820 130.9351432 -12.4203910 Winnellie NT 0820 130.9351432 -12.4203910
Repco Auto Parts /business/11393 878 Stuart Highway Palmerston, NT, 0830 130.9642560 -12.4546400 Palmerston NT 0830 130.9642560 -12.4546400
Repco Auto Parts /business/11425 35 Stuart Highway Stuart Park, NT, 0820 130.8405740 -12.4489500 Stuart Park NT 0820 130.8405740 -12.4489500
Repco Auto Parts /business/11466 426 Stuart Highway Winnellie, NT, 0820 130.8765590 -12.4259470 Winnellie NT 0820 130.8765590 -12.4259470
Super Cheap Auto /business/11511 1 Olive Place Berrimah, NT, 0828 130.9677620 -12.4556370 Berrimah NT 0828 130.9677620 -12.4556370
Super Cheap Auto /business/11546 Bagot Road, Cnr Fitzgerald Road Millner, NT, 0810 130.8560800 -12.3924240 Millner NT 0810 130.8560800 -12.3924240
Darwin Recycling P/L /business/17834 9 Jolly St Woolner, NT, 0820 130.85228703439327 -12.434093280702097 Woolner NT 0820 130.85228703439327 -12.434093280702097
Battery World /business/164 273 Bagot Road Coconut Grove, NT, 0810 130.8545630 -12.4001890 Coconut Grove NT 0810 130.8545630 -12.4001890

Pick up locations for Car batteries

17 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
Aspitech Direct collection services available. Working with most... NT (Metro Area Only) 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 NT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Advanced Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd bulk quantities only will provide bins for service re... NT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Darwin Recycling P/L We pick up quantities and have an 8 tonne carrying truc... NT (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. NT 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
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: