Recycling Your Car
Car recycling is a great way to get rid of a scrap car. No matter what state your scrap car may be in the majority of the vehicle can be recycled and reused. At Giveacar, we guarantee that all our salvage partners reuse at least 95 % of your scrap car. This is in accordance with the European End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. Giveacar ensures your scrap car is reused and recycled. A great option for the environmentally-conscious or if you are worried about the environmental impact of car production.
Donate and recycle your car for charity. Call us on 0207 736 4242 or fill out our donation form.
Lots of components within a scrap car can be used again in the same function. For example, the battery can be removed easily and placed into another car. Recycling scrap cars reduce the demand for new cars. In turn, this reduces car production and the negative impact on the environment.
Components that aren’t repurposed are recycled. This includes scrap metal taken from the shell of the car. Reusing and recycling means there is value in all scrap cars even if it may be an MOT failure. Take a look here to see how the scrap value is determined and we are able to generate a donation just by scrapping your car.
Car Recycling Standards
Car recycling and scrappage is maintained by a series of strict environmental standards. Giveacar only uses Authorised Treatment Facilities that are regulated by the Environment Agency. All of our salvage partners ensure that the hazardous materials present in a scrap car will be dealt with appropriately.
Giveacar turns car recycling into a donation for charity. You are not just making a difference to your chosen charity, you are also helping to promote environmental wellbeing by scrap car recycling.
The Scrap Car Process Explained
End of life vehicles are taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). They go through the following three stages:
When a vehicle goes through the depollution process all hazardous materials and components are removed in accordance with the Environment Agency standards. Depollution is important because end of life vehicles have various elements with the potential to harm the environment. Once a vehicle has been through the depollution process parts are passed on to specialists. These are broken down to reuse.
The vehicle is then dismantled. This process involves recycling:
- Catalytic Converters
- Car Tyres
Once the vehicle has been depolluted and dismantled it’s time for destruction. Once the vehicle has been deconstructed, the metal shell of the car is crushed and sent to a metal mill. When a vehicle is destroyed it will go through the following processes.
- Magnetic Separation
Since 2000, the End Of Life Vehicles Directive set and met an initial target of recycling 85% of end of life vehicles. Due to its success, the target increased to 95%. Authorised Treatment Facilities are required by law to make the process of recycling an end of life vehicle as efficient as possible. Scrap car owners are entitled to a free method of disposal when the vehicle reaches the end of its life. The owner shouldn’t have to pay for the removal of their vehicle. However, there are some companies that purchase vehicles to take to ATFs themselves. They try and charge to collect your scrap car.
Where Can I Recycle My Car?
When recycling a car with Giveacar, we provide free collection. We ensure that disposing of your end of life vehicle is free. To cover the costs of processing your vehicle we do take an admin fee, but this comes from the value of the vehicle and is not a charge to you.
We arrange scrap car recycling all over the UK. And collection is free. Take a look below at some of the locations that we collect from:
Donate and recycle your scrap car today. Call us on 0207 736 4242.