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Kia Recycling | Kia Motors UK

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Dispose of your vehicle at the end of its life

At Kia, we're as innovative as they come. And that goes for the full life cycle of our vehicles - from design through to recycling. Eco-friendly treatment and disposal for end-of-life vehicles is one of our environmental targets. That's why we apply Design for Recycling (DIR) guidelines. We have selected partners across Europe who can recover and recycle as much material as possible. They dispose of harmful substances safely, in accordance with Directive 2000/53/EC.

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. has appointed Autogreen Ltd to provide a Government-approved national network of certified authorised treatment facilities (ATF’s). They will take care of the recovery, treatment and recycling of end-of-life Kia vehicles. To find your nearest Kia Motors -appointed recycling facility, click here. Autogreen was launched specifically to manage the entire legislation as required by the End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive, so have experience of the industry, and have built a trusted relationship with many car manufacturers.

Battery Recycling

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. Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. is registered as a Producer of Batteries under Registration Number BPRN01250.

Vehicle Batteries

When your Kia automotive (starter) battery in your vehicle reaches its end of life, it can be delivered to the facilities listed below for disposal:
  • • Garages
  • • Civic amenity and recycling centres
  • • Local authority battery collection schemes (please check with your local council)
  • • Licensed scrap yards
  • • Authorised treatment facilities (car dismantlers etc.)

  • To find the easiest way to dispose of your battery please search the "Recycling near you" directory

    If requested by any Kia customers or end users KIA Motors (UK) Ltd. can arrange for the automotive or the high voltage batteries it has produced to be collected free of charge from the types of sites listed above. Should you wish to arrange a collection, please email

    Electric or hybrid vehicle batteries

    Businesses that place industrial batteries onto the UK market have an obligation to arrange for the treatment and recycling of these batteries. Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. produces Li-Ion and lead-acid industrial batteries. If any Kia customers or end users (as defined in the regulations) require Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. to take back industrial batteries they should contact us at and provide the following information:
    • • Your name and address.
    • • If different, the name and telephone number of the person who should be contacted to arrange for the collection of the waste battery.
    • • The vehicle identification number (VIN / Chassis number) and Registration number of the vehicle the waste battery is fitted to or from which it was taken.
    • • Confirmation that you are an "end user of industrial batteries" within the meaning of the Regulations.
    • • The make, chemistry type and, where visible, the serial number of the battery that you wish to dispose of (the "waste battery").
    • • Other relevant details including the condition of the waste battery. A photograph to assess the condition of the battery.

    • On receipt of the above details Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. will agree the necessary arrangements to collect, free of charge for the return, treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

      Portable Batteries

      To find your nearest portable battery disposal facility and find out more about the benefits of battery recycling, please visit