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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Anglesea Transfer Station
  2. Drop off Facility - Winchelsea Transfer Station
  3. Drop off Facility - Lorne Transfer Station
  4. Drop off Facility - Deans Marsh Transfer Station

Drop off locations for Car batteries

26 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Torquay VIC

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Battery World /business/10978 25 West Fyans Street Newtown, VIC, 3220 144.3476620 -38.1600660 Newtown VIC 3220 144.3476620 -38.1600660
Century Yuasa /business/11048 25 Rodney Road Geelong North, VIC, 3215 144.3486620 -38.0988100 Geelong North VIC 3215 144.3486620 -38.0988100
Repco Auto Parts /business/11285 54 Buckley Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 144.8964910 -37.8036980 Footscray VIC 3011 144.8964910 -37.8036980
Repco Auto Parts /business/11293 390 Thompson Road Geelong North, VIC, 3215 144.3458610 -38.0990780 Geelong North VIC 3215 144.3458610 -38.0990780
Repco Auto Parts /business/11310 174-182 Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 144.7150730 -37.8766720 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 144.7150730 -37.8766720
Repco Auto Parts /business/11428 447 Ballarat Road Sunshine, VIC, 3020 144.8377540 -37.7782780 Sunshine VIC 3020 144.8377540 -37.7782780
Super Cheap Auto /business/11517 72 Neale Road Deer Park, VIC, 3023 144.7745580 -37.7520140 Deer Park VIC 3023 144.7745580 -37.7520140
Super Cheap Auto /business/11571 Shop 5, 283 Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 144.7188430 -37.8744080 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 144.7188430 -37.8744080
Super Cheap Auto /business/11604 108 Hampstead Road Maidstone, VIC, 3012 144.8804830 -37.7756300 Maidstone VIC 3012 144.8804830 -37.7756300
Super Cheap Auto /business/11632 324 Melbourne Road North Geelong, VIC, 3215 144.3530730 -38.1088480 North Geelong VIC 3215 144.3530730 -38.1088480
Super Cheap Auto /business/11665 Harvester Road Sunshine, VIC, 3020 144.8289740 -37.7826740 Sunshine VIC 3020 144.8289740 -37.7826740
Super Cheap Auto /business/11693 235 Colac Road Waurn Ponds, VIC, 3216 144.3053614 -38.2027530 Waurn Ponds VIC 3216 144.3053614 -38.2027530
Super Cheap Auto /business/11695 Cnr Heaths & Derrimut Roads Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 144.6829900 -37.8774950 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 144.6829900 -37.8774950
Super Cheap Auto /business/11704 377 Williamstown Road Yarraville, VIC, 3013 144.8813110 -37.8240550 Yarraville VIC 3013 144.8813110 -37.8240550
Norstar Steel Recyclers /business/12571 191-205 Dohertys Road Laverton North, VIC, 3026 144.7785550 -37.8278470 Laverton North VIC 3026 144.7785550 -37.8278470
Sims Metal Management - Brooklyn /business/12736 44-60 McDonald Road Brooklyn, VIC, 3012 144.84825611114502 -37.81134357952451 Brooklyn VIC 3012 144.84825611114502 -37.81134357952451
Sims Metal Management - Geelong /business/12741 266 Thompson Road Geelong, VIC, 3215 144.3441370 -38.1081200 Geelong VIC 3215 144.3441370 -38.1081200
Norstar Steel Recyclers /business/13188 17-25 Seperation Street North Geelong, VIC, 3215 144.3481870 -38.1117710 North Geelong VIC 3215 144.3481870 -38.1117710
Wyndham City Council - Wyndham Civic Centre /business/13787 45 Princes Highway Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.6707368 -37.8973601 Werribee VIC 3030 144.6707368 -37.8973601
Pacific Metal Group /business/15062 22-28 Plummer Rd Laverton North, VIC, 3026 144.81284022331238 -37.81805637843322 Laverton North VIC 3026 144.81284022331238 -37.81805637843322
Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre /business/15193 Becks Road Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163
Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station /business/15194 100 Douro Street North Geelong, VIC, 3215 144.3492090 -38.1144144 North Geelong VIC 3215 144.3492090 -38.1144144
Rye Resource Recovery Centre /business/15196 280 Truemans Road Rye, VIC, 3941 144.8586830 -38.3770515 Rye VIC 3941 144.8586830 -38.3770515
Blue Ocean Metal Recycling /business/16146 28 Wattlepark ave Geelong/Moolap, VIC, 3221 144.4088440 -38.1654040 Geelong/Moolap VIC 3221 144.4088440 -38.1654040
Manhari Metals /business/16887 71 Knight Avenue Sunshine North, VIC, 3020 144.8373740 -37.7509480 Sunshine North VIC 3020 144.8373740 -37.7509480
Cleanaway - Brooklyn Transfer Station /business/18015 12 Old Geelong Rd Brooklyn, VIC, 3012 144.82807354810177 -37.818760164505775 Brooklyn VIC 3012 144.82807354810177 -37.818760164505775
Battery World /business/10978 25 West Fyans Street Newtown, VIC, 3220 144.3476620 -38.1600660 Newtown VIC 3220 144.3476620 -38.1600660

Pick up locations for Car batteries

60 pick up businesses match your query on Car batteries

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Norstar Steel Recyclers We can also pick up just over the border in southern N... Vic May apply
Toxfree E-cycle Division Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Sims Metal Management - Brooklyn Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... Vic May apply
Sims Metal Management - Albury Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... Vic May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Markz Rubbish Removal Will travel further if scrap weighs more than a ton. Vic Free
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Norstar Steel Recyclers We can also pick up just over the border in southern NS... Vic May apply
Norstar Steel Recyclers We can also pick up just over the border in southern NS... Vic May apply
Norstar Steel Recyclers We can also pick up just over the border in southern NS... Vic May apply
Norstar Steel Recyclers We can also pick up just over the border in southern NS... Vic May apply
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Transfield Metal Recycling We can pick up but prefer larger quantities are transpo... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Platinum Recycling Pick up of large quantities preferred but can arrange f... Vic May apply
1800RECYCLE YOU CALL - WE COLLECT. eWaste & computer collection and... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Bulls-Eye PC's & Electronics Please contact us via the website, email, Facebook or p... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cash for Cars We offer free removal and pick service throughout the M... Vic Free
Busters Metal Will travel further distance for loads over a ton and f... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle We provide pick up services for commercial quantities. Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
ACE Recycling Group Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Rapid Car Removal We remove and pickup all types, makes, models and condi... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Grampians Recycling Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
GREENCOM Pick up with in 3 days of Metro Areas Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Bluesky Recycling Click Business Name for details Vic Free
ITHouze Australia We can arrange pickup nationally and the goods can be b... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management - Broadmeadows Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... Vic May apply
Sims Metal Management - Noble Park Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... Vic May apply
Sims Metal Management - Seaford Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... Vic May apply
Sims Metal Management - Geelong Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... Vic May apply
Sims Metal Management - Churchill Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... Vic May apply
Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Pick up from South East Melbourne and surrounding subur... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Inner City Metal Recycling We welcome all unwanted metal materials (domestic and c... Vic May apply
Century Yuasa Batteries Must be a business or large organisation to access pick... Nationally Free
Reverse E-Waste Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Imlachs Self Serve Auto Parts Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Toyrolla Spares Cash for Cars Removal We can collect or receive any quantity of cars. Please ... Vic Free
Seafront Scrapmetal & Machinery Pty Ltd Pick-up available for large quantities. Nationally Free
Pacific Metal Group Pick up services are determined on application. Please ... Vic Free
AA Recycling Pty Ltd Call us to discuss your collection requirements. If we ... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Trailers and Scrap Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Blue Ocean Metal Recycling Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
EcoSwish Will travel a further distance for useful quantity mate... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Manhari Metals Click Business Name for details Vic Free
Manhari Metals (trading as Wimmera Scrap Metal) Click Business Name for details Vic Free
Melbourne Junk Removal Free metal drop off 7 days a week. Local collection ava... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... Vic May apply
Andian Waste & Recycling Fees shall apply Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Bulk Quantities for a fee. Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply
Need A Skip Now Customers need to order our bins, which are delivered o... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Country Cart Waste Disposal Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply

The RACV offers an annual collection of used car batteries. To find out more visit racv.com.au

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: