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Recycling.

What Will Your MINI Be Next?

You already know that all MINIs are designed to be different, but did you know that they’re also designed to be recycled? Because sustainability is every bit as important to us as style, all of our cars are made with easy-to-dismantle bodywork and recyclable materials.

And if it’s time to recycle your MINI, you might qualify for our free take back scheme. We’ve partnered with Autogreen Ltd to provide a Government-approved national network of certified dismantling companies.

Autogreen Ltd can advise whether your MINI qualifies and direct you to your nearest take back facility. If you want to dispose of your car all you need to do is call 0800 542 2002 or visit www.rewardingrecycling.co.uk to arrange collection. Autogreen will recycle the vehicle for you, free of charge (terms and conditions apply).

Don’t Lose It, Reuse It.

Recycling Body

Body.

After being dismantled the parts of the MINI body are sorted and shredded with a recycling and recovery rate of up to 95%.  These materials are then made into all kinds of good stuff in everything from energy production to smelting. Of course, many of them go into other MINIs. It’s our very own circle of life. 

Recycling Glass

Glass.

Front and rear windscreens, as well as the windows of the scrapped MINI are sent to sheet-glass recycling plants. Recycled glass is used a lot in the glass industry, so it’s quite possible that a different driver will one day be looking that same glass in the windscreen of a brand new MINI. 

Recycling Catalytic Glass

Catalytic Convertors.

When we say that your MINI is precious, we really mean it. Precious metals are extracted from MINIs during the recycling process. The platinum contained in the catalytic converter is then used in the production of new converters. 

Recycling Battery

Batteries.

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 UK Ltd is registered as a Producer of Batteries under Registration Number BPRN00557. Under the 2009 Waste Batteries and Accumulators regulation MINI owners can dispose of their waste automotive, portable and Industrial batteries (from electric/hybrid vehicles) free of charge.  

Car Batteries.

To replace your MINI’s battery, just head to your local MINI Centre where a new battery can be fitted. The old battery will then be recycled in accordance with the regulations. Alternatively, your battery can be delivered 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

To find your nearest recycling facilities visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.

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

Electric or PHEV Batteries.

From 1 January 2010, businesses that put hybrid/PHEV vehicle batteries onto the UK market have an obligation to arrange for their treatment and recycling. If you need any help or advice regarding this, please contact your local MINI Centre.

Portable Batteries.

To ensure that the recycling targets of portable batteries are met BMW Group UK Ltd is a member of the Biffpack Transform producer compliance scheme. This means you can recycle your portable batteries at your nearest collection facility.

To find your nearest portable battery disposal facility please visit https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/batteries-1.

To find out more about the benefits of battery recycling, please visit https://www.recyclenow.com.

Packaging.

The UK Packaging Regulations place a responsibility on every organisation who supplies packaging to a customer to provide them with certain information.  BMW UK Ltd is a member of the Biffpack Transform Producer Compliance scheme to ensure that Packaging Regulation obligations are met and is registered with the Environment Agency as a packaging user under Registration Number NPWD103287.  

To find out more about Packaging Recycling and Consumer Information Obligations, please visit https://www.biffa.co.uk/business-waste/our-services/producer-responsibility-compliance-schemes/biffpack-packaging-compliance/consumer-information-obligations.

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Looking To Recycle Your MINI?

If you would like to recycle your MINI for free, please visit our recycling partner website, and select a collection time that suits you.

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