The materials found in batteries are nonrenewable but can be recycled an indefinite amount of times.
SUEZ provides a battery recycling service across Australia for the collection of used lead acid batteries (ULAB’s) from vehicles as well as common household batteries.
Batteries contain harmful substances including mercury, cadmium and lead. These chemicals and materials can be dangerous if mixed with other waste streams and cause damage to the environment if placed in landfill.
To help keep batteries out of landfill and encourage the public to recycle batteries, SUEZ offers a national battery recycling service for businesses. The different types of both single-use batteries and rechargeable batteries that we collect are listed below.
Acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories.
SUEZ collects commercial quantities of ULABs used in vehicles, generators and other machinery for recycling. Residents and small businesses can drop-off ULABs directly at our Resource Recovery Facilities (link page code 0.3.10 ) located across Australia.
What happens to batteries?