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

Shire of Northam has listed the following locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

  1. Drop off Facility - Inkpen Road Waste Management Facility
  2. Drop off Facility - Old Quarry Road Waste Management Facility

Drop off locations for Car batteries

1 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Northam WA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Shire of Dowerin /business/12836 13 Cottrell St DOWERIN, WA, 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617 DOWERIN WA 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617
Shire of Dowerin /business/12836 13 Cottrell St DOWERIN, WA, 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617 DOWERIN WA 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617

Pick up locations for Car batteries

21 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 WA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Connop Metal Pick up in bulk quantities only unless we have a few pi... WA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Wanneroo Metal Recycling Pick up for businesses with large quantities. WA (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. WA May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Local Bins Pick up is offered on bulk quantities only in south wes... WA (Metro Area Only) May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Total Green Recycling Pickup available for commercial quantities only WA 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
West Tip Waste Control Our Skip bins range from 2 to 30 cubic meters. We can a... WA May apply
Spider Waste Collection Services We can collect for residential, businesses and local co... WA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally WA May apply
Batteries Plus Click Business Name for details WA (Metro Area Only) Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Auscon Metals & Machinery Click Business Name for details WA Free

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: