In Australia, approximately 70,000 tonnes of lead-acid batteries reach the end of their life every year. These batteries can be recycled, with 99% of the battery components being extracted and used for the manufacturing of new batteries.
Car batteries, also known as lead-acid batteries are classified as hazardous waste. They must not be placed in general waste or recycle bins, as the acid will leak and cause harm to the waste handlers and the environment.
Safe transport & disposal
When transporting a battery, handle it very carefully and ensure the acid doesn’t leak out.
You should never attempt to burn batteries – this releases dangerous fumes and can cause an explosion.
Car Batteries Disposal
Will SUEZ accept my car batteries ?
SUEZ provides a number of services for the safe disposal of car batteries. Please contact Customer Service on 13 13 35 for the site locations and acceptance criteria.
What else can I do with my car batteries ?
Residents may be able to dispose of their chemicals free of charge through one of the following services;