Car battery recycling

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Easy for you, right for the environment

Forgotten or just carelessly discarded car batteries are extremely hazardous to the environment. We do our bit by making sure old batteries don't end up as toxic waste.

In the 2020 financial year we recycled 200,365 battery units and 3,094 tonnes. We are on track to exceed that that total by around 20% in 2021.

97% of each car battery can be recycled

Every time we remove a battery from a car, it's sent off to an environmentally-sound and government-approved recycling plant where 97% of the battery is recycled and put to a variety of uses. 

We’ll put your old battery to good use

The lead is melted down and reused for new batteries. Recycling of these batteries uses less energy than refining primary ore and removes lead from the environment.

The sulphuric acid is neutralised or converted into the less harmful common ingredient, sodium sulphate – present in many household detergents and fertilisers. Polypropylene (plastic) used for casings is recycled and used for new batteries, plant pots and other manufacturing.

Other car battery recycling near me?

If you have an old car battery (or two) lying about, you too can do the right thing by the environment.

Contact your local council and ask about their household hazardous waste collection services. Many councils host one day household chemical clean out events for safe disposal of many materials.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) hosts regular free Chemical Clean Out events in different council areas. Up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a singular item will be accepted.

Most car workshops, scrap metal dealers and service stations will also accept used car batteries for recycling.