Scrap Car Recycling
Scrap car recycling is the process of deconstructing a ELV to extract valuable and recyclable components. By taking a car to a scrap yard (or having it collected), owners ensure cars are properly recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.
ELV scrapping must be done through a registered scrap car recycler, such as SL recycling, who can ensure the car is properly managed and recycled in environmentally considerate ways. Only Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) are legally approved to deal with scrapping.
Benefits of Scrap Car Recycling
The big appeal of scrap car recycling is that owners can receive money for their car. This means that although their ELV cannot be resold, they can still make money from it, namely from the scrap metal and reusable components. As car scrapping is a competitive market, scrap car prices are offered at competitive rates.
The latest government target of recycling up to 95% of a scrap car means a huge amount of valuable material is diverted from landfill. Recycling ELVs has many positive knock-on effects for the environment, helping to preserve finite materials, reduce negative impact on ecology of mining resources, and save energy in the production of virgin materials. In fact, recycling one tonne of steel (used in production of most cars) preserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 12 pounds of limestone.
Many car parts are taken out during scrapping, some of which can be reused, such as batteries. Not only is this less wasteful as it ensures components are used to the full, but it also helps to reduce the demand on new car production with environmental benefits.
New Material Creation
All sorts of materials and products can be created from car recycling. Examples include: flooring for children’s playgrounds and sports pitches can be made from tyres; jewellery can be made from precious metals found in catalytic converters; clothing accessories can be created from recycled interiors containing leather; rubbish bins or garden furniture can be made from plastics found in the dashboard.
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When a car comes to the end of its life, it must be properly dealt with, including compliance with relevant authorities. Authorised scrap car recyclers often deal with the required paperwork for their customers, reducing any hassle for car owners. Here at SL Recycling, we issue a Certificate of Destruction to the DVLA for our customers, making the process of scrap car recycling simple for our customers.