Recycle Your MG

Recycling your MG

When your MG eventually reaches the end of its life and becomes an ‘End of Life Vehicle’ (‘ELV’), as responsible vehicle manufacturers we have a duty to make sure you have easy access to a recycling facility (‘free take back centre’), where it can be safely and effectively depolluted and recycled at no cost to you, in line with the End of Life Vehicle Regulations. 

The End of Life Vehicle Regulations were designed to reduce the impact that scrap cars have on the environment, and were introduced in two stages:

1)     The first set of regulations came into effect in 2003 and require ELVs to be depolluted before destruction. This involves the removal of fluids, tyres, battery and hazardous materials, before any of the remaining parts or materials can be reused or recycled. Depollution can only be carried out at an ‘Authorised Treatment Facility’ (ATF) holding the appropriate environmental permit. The 2003 regulations also require ATFs to issue a last owner with a Certificate of Destruction, as proof of deregistration of the ELV.

2)     The second set of regulations came into effect in 2005, and require that producers (i.e. vehicle manufacturers and professional importers) establish national networks of ATFs to provide free take back of their ‘own marque’ ELVs. For the vehicles dealt with by these networks until 2015, producers had to achieve an 85% reuse, recycling and recovery target by weight of each vehicle, as did ATFs not forming part of a producer’s network. From 2015 onwards, that target has risen to 95%, meaning only 5% of each ELV processed ends up in landfill.

MG Motor UK Limited have selected - who operate the largest network of ATFs in the UK – as their official partner to ensure that all last owners of MG vehicles have a trouble free and efficient route to a free take back service. All MG ELVs scrapped through will be correctly and safely processed and treated to the 95% target, and all last owners of ELVs which are processed in this way promptly issued with a Certificate of Destruction in line with ELV Regulations.

To access the CarTakeBack/MG Motor free take back service, please click here:  or call 0330 066 95 85 to speak to their Customer Services team who are on hand to help and advise you.


Dismantling & Recycling manuals:

For information on how to safely dismantle and recycle your MG6, click here 
For information on how to safely dismantle and recycle your MG3, click here
For information on how to safely dismantle and recycle your MG ZS, click here


Battery recycling:

All battery producers in the UK are required to be registered with the Government as part of the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, in order to increase battery collection/recycling and completely prohibit the wholesale landfill/incineration of automotive and industrial batteries. MG Motor UK Limited is registered as a producer of automotive starter batteries and industrial traction batteries which are used for propulsion or to aid propulsion of an electric or hybrid vehicle.

When an 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 out the easiest way to dispose of your battery please search the "Recycling near you" directory

If requested, MG Motor UK Limited can arrange for automotive batteries it has produced to be collected from the types of sites listed above. Should you wish to arrange a collection, please contact CarTakeBack via their website

When an industrial traction battery which was manufactured by MG Motor UK Limited reaches its end of life, MG Motor UK Limited can, upon request arrange for it to be collected from an ‘end user’, as defined under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009: If you are classed as an end user and you wish to arrange a collection, please contact CarTakeBack via their website