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, industrial and portable batteries.
Start-up Batteries (Automotive batteries)
If you simply wish to replace the start-up battery in your vehicle, it can be taken to your nearest Mercedes-Benz Dealer where a new one can be installed and we will take care of the old one. Alternatively, your old battery can be taken to one of the following facilities for recycling:
Portable batteries i.e. sealed batteries that can easily be carried and found in items such as car remotes, alarm controls, torches, mobile phones, MP3 players, calculators can be taken to your nearest Mercedes-Benz Dealer for collection. Other collection points are available at places such as large supermarkets and shops, DIY stores as well as civic amenity sites.
Electric powered or “hybrid” vehicle batteries (Industrial Batteries)
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, please contact your nearest Mercedes-Benz Dealer.