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

Port Pirie Regional Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

  1. Drop off Facility - Crystal Brook Transfer Station
  2. Drop off Facility - Port Pirie Waste Transfer Station
  3. Drop off Facility - Port Pirie Scrap Metal and Bottle Depot
  4. Drop off Facility - Redhill Waste Depot

Drop off locations for Car batteries

3 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Port Pirie SA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Repco Auto Parts /business/11402 17 Wandearah Road Port Pirie, SA, 5540 138.0105370 -33.1910150 Port Pirie SA 5540 138.0105370 -33.1910150
Repco Auto Parts /business/11463 118 Mcdouall Stuart Avenue Whyalla, SA, 5608 137.5294027 -33.0309300 Whyalla SA 5608 137.5294027 -33.0309300
Super Cheap Auto /business/11699 132 134 Mcdouall Stuart Avenue Whyalla Norrie, SA, 5608 137.5289778 -33.0324796 Whyalla Norrie SA 5608 137.5289778 -33.0324796
Repco Auto Parts /business/11402 17 Wandearah Road Port Pirie, SA, 5540 138.0105370 -33.1910150 Port Pirie SA 5540 138.0105370 -33.1910150

Pick up locations for Car batteries

34 pick up businesses match your query on Car batteries

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
E-Cycle SA If required, please telephone or email for indicative p... SA May apply
Toxfree E-cycle Division 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... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Advanced Recycling Technologies Click Business Name for details SA (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 SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Bettatrans Click Business Name for details SA May apply
Morgan Recycling Service to businesses and bulk quantities. SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. SA 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
South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co Pickup services are available for businesses located in... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co A recyclable collection service is available to busines... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
South Coast Recycling & Scrap Metal Co A recyclable collection service is available to busines... SA (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
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre Front lift bins for paper and cardboard recycling are o... SA May apply
Metalcycle Bulk quantities only. SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Trading Metals Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Scout Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details SA Free
Adelaide Eco Bins Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) 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: