No matter what state your car may be in the majority of the vehicle can be recycled and reused. At Giveacar we can guarantee that all of our salvage partners will reuse at least 85 % of your donated car in accordance with the European End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. So if you are environmentally conscious and are worried about the environmental impact of unnecessary new car production Giveacar is a great way to ensure your unwanted car is reused.
There are a lot of components within a donated car that can be used again in the same function. For example, the battery can be removed easily and placed into another car. The same goes for things like the tyres and the seats. Recycling these types of components makes it easier for people who would simply like to fix their car to do so. This reduces the demand for new cars, which will reduce new car production and the negative impact this production has on the environment.
The majority of the not-so-easy to remove parts can also be recycled and reused. This includes the metal used to construct the shell of the car. During the scrappage process these metals will be separated and repurposed ready to perform a new function. The metal used to construct cars is very valuable. This is what allows you to create such a large donation just by scrapping your car.
Car Recycling Standards
It is of the utmost importance that a vehicle is recycled to strict environmental standards. This is why Giveacar only uses treatment facilities authorised by the Environment Agency when scrapping cars. All of our salvage partners ensure that the hazardous materials present in a car will be dealt with appropriately. This includes minute parts, such as the mercury light switches, as well as various chemicals, such as the engine oil and remaining fuel. This way we can guarantee that these potentially dangerous materials won’t simply be left to pass into the earth.
When using Giveacar you are not just making a difference to your chosen charity, you are also helping to promote environmental wellbeing.
If you would like to recycle your car through Giveacar, please click the button below to go to the online form. A member of the Giveacar staff will be in touch soon after to organise the collection. Alternatively, you can phone us on 020 0011 1664.