To make it as easy as possible for you to recycle or scrap your car, smart 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.*
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 car batteries, industrial and portable batteries.
As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd. 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 via your chosen Mercedes-Benz Retailer. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive 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 https://www.recycle-more.co.uk.
From 1 January 2010, businesses that place hybrid batteries or electric car batteries onto into the UK market have an obligation to arrange for the treatment and recycling of these batteries. If you have an electrical car battery or a hybrid battery, please contact your nearest Mercedes-Benz smart Retailer.
A hybrid car battery is similar to other batteries, except it is rechargeable. There are three major types of batteries which can be used in a hybrid car; lead-acid, nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) or lithium-ion (Li-ion).
Furthermore, the wheel arch linings of our vehicles are made of 100% recycled plastic. The advantages are obvious: environmental compatibility and recyclability.
As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd. produce Lithium-ion 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 via your chosen Mercedes-Benz Retailer. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.