End-of-life vehicles, battery recycling & packaging recycling

End-of-life vehicles

To make it as easy as possible for you to return your vehicle, Mercedes-Benz in the UK has partnered with Autogreen Ltd to provide a Government approved national network of certified dismantling facilities for end-of-life vehicles. They will take care of the environmentally friendly dismantling and recycling of your vehicle once it has reached the end of its life.*

To find your nearest Mercedes-Benz appointed recycling facility visit www.rewardingrecycling.co.uk or call 0800 542 2002.

Waste Batteries

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 Retailer 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:

  • Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres
  • Local Authority Battery Collection Schemes
  • Licensed End of Life Vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities
  • Licensed Metal Recycling Sites

Portable batteries

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 Retailer for collection. Other collection points are available at places such as large supermarkets and shops, DIY stores as well as civic amenity sites.

To find your nearest recycling facilities for automotive and portable batteries visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.

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 Retailer.

Packaging

You can find information regarding the return, collection and recovery systems available to you for packaging at www.recycle-more.co.uk.

Information regarding packaging markings and their potential for recovery or recycling can be found by visiting https://www.recycle-more.co.uk/catalogue/Symbols-on-Packaging.

* Autogreen's network of Authorised Treatment Facilities and take-back points will take registered Mercedes-Benz vehicles. These sites will not charge for the disposal of these vehicles if the vehicle is complete, i.e. the vehicle must include its essential component parts, including but not limited to its engine, transmission drive, coachworks/chassis, catalytic converter, wheels, and must not contain waste. As part of Autogreen’s Rewarding Recycling Programme they may be able to provide you with a value for your vehicle’s recycled parts and metals.

End of life vehicle legislation makes provision for the free take back of all vehicles up to a maximum gross vehicle weight of 3.5T. However if your vehicle exceeds this weight, Autogreen may consider the take back of your vehicle subject to applicable terms and conditions.