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Recycling

Product Lifecycle - Recycling

Careful selection of recycled and recyclable materials, optimised construction techniques and the labeling of plastic parts with their material type all mean our vehicles can be recycled as efficiently as possible.

Volkswagen Group United Kingdom has partnered with Autogreen (Rewarding Recycling) to provide a Government-approved national network of take back points and certified dismantling companies. The Rewarding Recycling process will ensure that your vehicle is disposed of in a responsible and lawful manner, and that all necessary paperwork is completed in accordance with UK legislation and that all of this is fully auditable route for compliant vehicle disposal. To find your nearest Volkswagen Group-appointed recycling facility or to arrange collection, please call 0800 542 2002 or visit www.rewardingrecycling.co.uk.

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 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

As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 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.

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 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 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

We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial 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

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