END OF LIFE VEHICLES

Volkswagen Group UK has partnered with Autogreen Ltd to provide a Government approved national network of certified dismantling facilities. They will take care of the environmentally friendly recovery your car once it has reached the end of its life.

To find your nearest Volkswagen Group UK appointed recycling facility visit rewardingrecycling.co.uk or call 0800 542 2002.

We also take back a large range of used parts from vehicle repairs and remanufacture on an industrial scale. These parts are sold across the world with a full manufacturer's guarantee under the name Genuine Parts.

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 here.

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 email environment@vwg.co.uk.

Electric or hybrid vehicle and other industrial batteries

Businesses that place industrial batteries onto the UK market have an obligation to arrange for the treatment and recycling of these batteries. SKODA UK produce NiMH, Li-Ion and lead-acid industrial batteries. If any of our customers or end users (as defined in the regulations) require us to take back industrial batteries they should contact us at environment@vwg.co.uk and provide the following information:

  1. Your name and address including where appropriate your registered company name, number and address.
  2. Confirmation that you are an "end user of industrial batteries" within the meaning of the Regulations.
  3. The make, chemistry type and, where visible, the serial number of the battery that you wish to dispose of (the "waste battery").
  4. Where appropriate and it is known, the vehicle identification number (VIN / Chassis number) of the vehicle the waste battery is fitted or from which it was taken.
  5. Other relevant details relating to the request including the present location and condition of the waste battery. A photograph to help assess the condition of the battery would be appreciated.
  6. If different from (1), the name and telephone number of the person who should be contacted to arrange for the collection or delivery of the waste battery.

On receipt of these details we will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

Portable batteries

Volkswagen Group UK Ltd manage their producer compliance obligations through Clarity www.clarity.eu.com/.

To find your nearest portable battery disposal facility and find out more about the benefits of battery recycling, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.

Industrial batteries

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we ŠKODA UK produce NiMH, Li-Ion and lead-acid industrial batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at environment@vwg.co.uk. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

Automotive batteries

As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we ŠKODA UK are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities, Civic Amenity Sites, etc. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market. If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact us at environment@vwg.co.uk. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.