Battery Recycling

battery recyclingAt Battery Business we re-cycle several tonnes of batteries every week - here are 3.5 tonnes of batteries waiting to be collected from our head office in Warriewood.

We test and recondition batteries wherever we can but if they can't be saved they are collected by EPA licensed operator and transported according to industry guidelines to an EPA licensed recycling plant.

Lead acid batteries go through a crushing and separation process. 

Lead is 99.98% recyclable. It is separated into lead paste and hard lead metals.

These lead products are then sold back to battery manufacturers so they can be turned into new batteries. 90% of recycled lead goes to making new car and truck batteries.

The acid is neutralised and recycled and the plastic is recycled.

Chances are when you buy a new battery the lead in it has been used a few times before in other batteries around Australia!