Recycling

Recycling for a brighter future

a Wooden car in a tree

Volkswagen Group United Kingdom has partnered with Autogreen Ltd to provide a Government-approved national network of certified dismantling companies. They will take care of the environmentally friendly recovery of your car once it's reached the end of its life. To find your nearest Volkswagen Group-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.

Old catalytic converters have valuable metals like platinum and rhodium extracted and used in new ones. And to add to the economic recycling of end-of-life vehicles, we have developed and tested the VW-SiCon process. This allows the shredder light fraction to be processed and put to optimal usage.

The first large-scale industrial plants to use the VW-SiCon process are being built or are in the planning stages. So the recovery target of 95% for end-of-life vehicles now seems to be almost attainable.

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

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

Electric or hybrid vehicle and other industrial batteries

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

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