Battery Recycling.

All battery producers in the UK must be registered with the Environment Agency as part of an EU-wide initiative to increase battery collection and recycling, and reduce the risk of releasing hazardous substances into the environment. BMW Group UK Ltd is registered as a Producer of Batteries under Registration Number BPRN00557.

Under the 2009 Waste Batteries and Accumulators regulation, BMW and MINI vehicle owners can dispose of their waste automotive, portable and Industrial batteries (from electric/hybrid vehicles) free of charge.

Vehicle Batteries.

To replace the battery of your vehicle, it can be returned to your BMW or MINI Retail Centre where a new battery is installed. The old battery will be recycled in accordance with the regulations. Alternatively, it can be delivered to one of the following facilities for recycling, in accordance with their policy:

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

To find your nearest recycling facilities visit

Any battery removal, storage and transportation must be managed by a qualified expert.

Electric of PHEV Vehicle Batteries.

From 1 January 2010, businesses that place hybrid/PHEV vehicle batteries onto the UK market have an obligation to arrange for the treatment and recycling of these batteries. If you need advice on how to action this, please contact your local BMW or MINI Retail Centre.

Any battery removal, storage and transportation must be managed by a qualified expert.

Portable Batteries.

BMW Group UK Ltd is a member of the Ecosurety producer compliance scheme to ensure that the recycling targets of portable batteries are met.

You are able to recycle your portable batteries at your nearest collection facility. To find your nearest portable battery disposal facility please visit

To find out more about the benefits of battery recycling, please visit