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.
When an automotive (starter) battery in your vehicle or the high voltage battery if your vehicle is a Hybrid reaches its end of life, it can be delivered to the facilities listed below for disposal:
- 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 Ltd. can arrange for the automotive or the high voltage batteries it has produced to be collected from the types of sites listed above. Should you wish to arrange a collection, please telephone 01908 548 584 and ask to speak to a member of the environment team.
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.
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 www.erp-batteries.co.uk.