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

Huon Valley Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

  1. Drop off Facility - Cygnet Waste Management Facility
  2. Drop off Facility - Southbridge Waste Management Facility
  3. Drop off Facility - Geeveston Waste Management Facility

Drop off locations for Car batteries

13 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Huonville TAS

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Battery World /business/10984 164 Campbell Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3236440 -42.8752640 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3236440 -42.8752640
Repco Auto Parts /business/11219 8 Gordons Hill Road Bellerive, TAS, 7018 147.3723862 -42.8655944 Bellerive TAS 7018 147.3723862 -42.8655944
Repco Auto Parts /business/11270 24 26 Derwent Park Road Derwent Park, TAS, 7009 147.2936080 -42.8387650 Derwent Park TAS 7009 147.2936080 -42.8387650
Repco Auto Parts /business/11309 167 Argyle Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3226654 -42.8760070 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3226654 -42.8760070
Repco Auto Parts /business/11326 58 Channel Highway Kingston, TAS, 7050 147.3053070 -42.9754160 Kingston TAS 7050 147.3053070 -42.9754160
Super Cheap Auto /business/11527 Tasman Highway Cambridge, TAS, 7170 147.4646930 -42.8351860 Cambridge TAS 7170 147.4646930 -42.8351860
Super Cheap Auto /business/11562 18 Derwent Park Road Derwent Park, TAS, 7009 147.2930334 -42.8390986 Derwent Park TAS 7009 147.2930334 -42.8390986
Jackson Street Waste Management Centre /business/12636 Jackson Street Glenorchy, TAS, 7010 147.25451946258545 -42.841139593501744 Glenorchy TAS 7010 147.25451946258545 -42.841139593501744
Sims Metal Management - Derwent Park /business/12745 35 Lampton Ave Derwent Park, TAS, 7009 147.2925510 -42.8351660 Derwent Park TAS 7009 147.2925510 -42.8351660
Barretta Waste Management Facility /business/15992 1922 Channel highway Barretta, TAS, 7054 147.2634690 -43.0431720 Barretta TAS 7054 147.2634690 -43.0431720
Eastern Shore Batteries /business/16180 96 Clarence St Bellerive, TAS, 7018 147.3794670 -42.8753160 Bellerive TAS 7018 147.3794670 -42.8753160
Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station /business/16184 126 Mornington Rd Mornington, TAS, 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520 Mornington TAS 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520
Tassie Wrecker Auto Recycling - Hobart /business/18296 19 Greenbanks Road Bridgewater, TAS, 7030 147.2314600 -42.7234870 Bridgewater TAS 7030 147.2314600 -42.7234870
Battery World /business/10984 164 Campbell Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3236440 -42.8752640 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3236440 -42.8752640

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: