Car Battery Drive

The Firefighters Charity Fund (FFCF) has negotiated VERY special rates for the recycling of Car Lead Acid Batteries with various metal recyclers and set up accounts with them, which will provide a direct bank deposit to the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb and our beneficiaries.

Here’s the process:

  1. No need to drain batteries
  2. Transport in an open vehicle, ute or trailer
  3. At the Sims weigh bridge state that the account is for “Firefighters Charity Fund” (at Sims use the account code FIR 005)
  4. Proceed as directed to unload
  5. Weigh out at cashier station
  6. Ensure cashier notes your name on the receipt i.e. “delivered by”
  7. Take a photo of the receipt with your phone and send it to or 0438 734 634 so it can be credited to your fundraising total

If you have any problems contact FFCF’s Mick Whitty 0400 677 476

Please note:

Our accounts are only valid in Victoria. If you need an account set up in another state please contact Mick.

If you would like to recycle other metals e.g. steel or copper, you can do so via the same process and accounts.

The ATO treats this as a sale between the Charity Fund and the recycler, who have been provided with our ABN and business details. As such no tax receipt (usable for a tax deduction) for your donation of batteries can be issued – sorry!


Ranked 1, 2 & 3 according to the rate offered.

1. Kidd Metal Pty Ltd (the best negotiated rate – preferred recycler)
5 Kinder St
M-F 8am – 4.30pm, Sat 7am – 12pm

2. Norstar Steel Recyclers 
37 Redgum Drive
Dandenong South
M-F 7am – 4pm

Norstar Steel Recyclers
41/49-51 Banbury Rd
7.30am – 4pm

Norstar Steel Recyclers
160-162 Colchester Rd 
Bayswater North
7.30am – 4pm

Norstar Steel Recyclers
191-205 Dohertys Rd
Laverton North
6.30am – 4.30pm

3. Sims Metal Management
44-60 McDonald Rd
7.30am – 4.30pm

Sims Metal Management – Broadmeadows
1904 Hume Hwy
7.30am – 4.30pm

Sims Metal Management
442 Princes Hwy
Noble Park
7.30am – 4.30pm

Sims Metal Management
45 Wells Rd
7.30am – 4.30pm

Sims Metal Management
266 Thompson Rd
North Geelong
7.30am – 4.30pm