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Battery Recycling

All battery producers in the UK are required to be registered with the Government as part of an EU-wide initiative to increase battery collection/recycling and completely prohibit the landfill/incineration of automotive and industrial batteries. Volkswagen Group UK Ltd is registered as a Producer of Batteries under Registration Number BPRN00504.

Vehicle Batteries

When an automotive (starter) battery in your vehicle reaches its end of life, it can be delivered to the facilities listed below for disposal.

  • Garages
  • Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres
  • Local authority battery collection schemes (please check with your local council)
  • Licensed Scrap yards
  • Authorised Treatment Facilities (car dismantlers etc).

To find out the easiest way to dispose of your battery please search the “Recycling near you” directory (http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/banklocator/banklocator.aspx/)

If requested, Volkswagen Group UK Limited can arrange for the automotive batteries it has produced to be collected from the types of sites listed above. Should you wish to arrange a collection, please contact your local TPS centre.

Electric powered or “hybrid” vehicles

From 1 January 2010, businesses that place hybrid/electric vehicle batteries onto the UK market have an obligation to arrange for the treatment and recycling of these batteries. If you have such a battery and need advice, please contact us on 01908 548584 or email environment@vwg.co.uk.

Portable Batteries

Volkswagen Group UK Ltd is a member of the ERP producer compliance scheme. To find your nearest portable battery disposal facility and find out more about the benefits of battery recycling, please visit (http://www.erp-batteries.co.uk/).