Recycle Your Battery


At some point, the battery in your vehicle will reach the end of its life. Because of the toxic contents batteries contain, you should always recycle your car battery responsibly. Here’s what you can do.

Ask your garage to replace it

If the battery is replaced at your garage, they may be happy to take the old battery from you for recycling.

Take it to a recycling centre

Your local recycling centre will accept most types of household waste, including vehicle batteries, without charge.


Some businesses – such as licensed, authorised treatment facilities (vehicle dismantlers), metal recycling companies and other waste removal / treatment companies – might accept your battery without charge in return for the value of the scrap metal.

Contact your manufacturer

Automotive Batteries


As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we, Vauxhall Motors Ltd, are obliged to collect on request, free of charge and within a reasonable time, our waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. dealer, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities, Civic Amenity Sites, etc. 


If you require support on the take back process of our automotive batteries (starter batteries), please contact us at The necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries will be undertaken.


Industrial Batteries


As a producer of industrial batteries, electrically powered or hybrid vehicles, under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we, Vauxhall Motors Ltd, produce LEV50N 50Ah 3.75V Lithium-ion Cell & LEV75 75Ah 3.75V Lithium Ion Cell 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

All battery producers in the UK must be registered with the government as part of an EU-wide initiative to increase battery collection and recycling, and completely prohibit the landfill or incineration of automotive and industrial batteries. Vauxhall’s battery producer registration number is BPRN00474.

How Car Batteries are recycled