Battery recycling

car battery recycling

Easy for you, right for the environment

Forgotten or just carelessly discarded, old 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 2017 financial year we recycled 199,883 battery units and 2,909 tonnes up from the previous year of 153,774 battery units and 2,230 tonnes.

Disposing of your old batteries

If you have an old 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.

97% of each 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 car battery to good use

The lead is melted down and reused for new batteries. The sulphuric acid is neutralised or converted into the less harmful common ingredient, sodium sulphate – present in many household detergents and fertilisers. And the polypropylene (plastic) casings are recycled and used for new battery casings and other manufacturing.