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

West Tamar Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your car batteries.

  1. Drop off Facility - Exeter Waste Transfer Station
  2. Drop off Facility - Beaconsfield Waste Disposal Site

Drop off locations for Car batteries

12 drop off businesses match on Car batteries within approx 60km of Beaconsfield TAS

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Repco Auto Parts /business/11271 13 Oldaker Street Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.3602030 -41.1768170 Devonport TAS 7310 146.3602030 -41.1768170
Repco Auto Parts /business/11329 41 Canning Street Launceston, TAS, 7250 147.1400989 -41.4428089 Launceston TAS 7250 147.1400989 -41.4428089
Repco Auto Parts /business/11382 217 Invermay Road North Launceston, TAS, 7248 147.1341310 -41.4184290 North Launceston TAS 7248 147.1341310 -41.4184290
Super Cheap Auto /business/11548 20 Oldaker Street Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.3594700 -41.1761820 Devonport TAS 7310 146.3594700 -41.1761820
Super Cheap Auto /business/11592 45 61 Charles Street, Cnr William Street Launceston, TAS, 7250 147.1339530 -41.4346030 Launceston TAS 7250 147.1339530 -41.4346030
Sims Metal Management - Bell Bay /business/12744 Norfolk Street Bell Bay, TAS, 7253 146.8571250 -41.1325350 Bell Bay TAS 7253 146.8571250 -41.1325350
Launceston Waste Centre /business/15987 Remount Road Mowbray, TAS, 7248 147.1508796 -41.4033835 Mowbray TAS 7248 147.1508796 -41.4033835
Spreyton Waste Transfer Station /business/15991 Bay Drive (off Mersey Road) Spreyton, TAS, 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948 Spreyton TAS 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948
Nor-Co Batteries /business/16178 42 Wenvoe St Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.3603861 -41.1843898 Devonport TAS 7310 146.3603861 -41.1843898
Island Batteries /business/16182 83 - 87 Invermay Rd Invermay, TAS, 7248 147.1373778 -41.4267063 Invermay TAS 7248 147.1373778 -41.4267063
CMA Ecocycle /business/17921 256 Georgetown Road Rocherlea, TAS, 7248 147.1220200 -41.3747480 Rocherlea TAS 7248 147.1220200 -41.3747480
Tassie Wrecker Auto Recycling - Launceston /business/18297 144 Forster Street Invermay, TAS, 7248 147.1230410 -41.4262280 Invermay TAS 7248 147.1230410 -41.4262280
Repco Auto Parts /business/11271 13 Oldaker Street Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.3602030 -41.1768170 Devonport TAS 7310 146.3602030 -41.1768170

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: