When a "starter" battery in your vehicle reaches the end of its life and needs to be recycled, you have a number of options as follows:
If the battery is replaced at a garage, they may be happy to take the old battery from you for recycling;
Alternatively, you could use your local Civic Amenity Site/Recycling Centre which will accept most types of household waste (including vehicle batteries) from local residents, without charge;
If you have an electric powered or "hybrid" vehicle, there are specific obligations for producers/importers of such vehicles that are intended to help you deal with the batteries that power these vehicles when they become waste.
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 and need advice, please contact us on 01603 732193.
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. Our battery producer registration number is BPRN 00146.
To comply with the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Regulations in the UK, Lotus Cars have appointed CartakeBack.com Ltd to provide last owners of qualifying end of life Lotus vehicles with access to a natinal network of Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs). Cartakeback ATFs will provide last owners with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction and ensure that vehicles are de-polluted and disposed of in a legal and environmentally sound manner.
For more information or to find your nearest Authorised Treatment Facility, please visit the cartakeback website at www.cartakeback.com.