Our environmental commitment to end of life vehicles and battery disposal.

End of life vehicles

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Nothing is forever!

One day a Dacia reaches the end of its service life. Although it is not suitable for daily use any more, it is not worthless and still has a value.

Every old vehicle contains expensive raw materials that can be recycled into the product cycle again. In line with the requirements of the EC End of Life Vehicle Directive, Dacia owners are offered the possibility to dispose of their vehicle at the end of its useful life, free of charge.


The End of Life Vehicle Directive applies to all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with up to nine seats and up to a total permissible weight of 3.5 tonnes.


Free take back is currently available for all vehicles regardless of age as from from the 1st January 2007.  As defined in the law, free take back will be provided if:


  • The vehicle is delivered to a Dacia appointed take back facility
  • The vehicle contains all its essential components, in particular the engine, transmission, coachwork, wheels or catalytic converter (if originally fitted)
  • That no waste has been added to the vehicle (for example: household and garden waste, extra tyres etc...)

Dacia has selected CarTakeBack to provide free take back to last owners of vehicles of the Renault, Alpine and Dacia brands.

The CarTakeBack Network covers all regions of the UK. All take back and treatment facilities operate in conformity with the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) requirements.  Vehicles will be treated to meet the recycling and recovery targets as set by the EU Commission.

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Car battery disposal

All battery producers in the UK are required to be registered with the Government. Dacia UK is classified as a battery producer in the UK. Our battery producer registration number is BPRN00438.

You can return your lead-acid starter battery to any Dacia dealer when a new one is purchased or installed, or you can recycle it at one of the following:

  • Civic amenity and recycling centres
  • Local authority battery collection schemes
  • Licensed End of Life vehicle authorised treatment facilities
  • Licensed metal recycling sites

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