End-of-life vehicles contain mant chemicals that can be harmful to our environment, either as a source of pollution or as contrbutants to the build up of 'greenhouse' gasses within the erath's atmosphere.
At Metro Salvage we carefully remove these harmful chemicals and dispose of them, inline with the government instructions and guidlines.
We are all doing our bit by re-cycling part of our house hold waste, but car recycling takes expert knowledge and specialist equipment. You can help by contacting us whenever you have a vehicle to dispose of. The following is just a few steps that we undertake to make sure a vehicle is safe to dispose of.
1. Remove Electrical Sources
First of all we remove any electrical power sources from the vehicle, usually this is just a standard car battery. We store the old batteries safely before we send them to be re-cycled.
2. Drain Hazardous Chemicals
Next the vehicle is moved to a depollution bay where fluids can be drained safely. We re-cycle anything we can and safely store any other liquids until they are collected for safe disposal.
3. Remove Tyres
We remove any remaining tyres from the vehicle, some tyres aren't very worn and can be re-used on another vehicle. We perform rigourous tests and measurements to make sure the tyres are safe.
Any worn or damaged tyres are stored and shipped to a specialist handler for disposal
4. Remove Usable Parts
Next we examine the vehicle to see if there are any parts we can salvage for re-sale. Any useable parts are removed, cleaned and tested to make sure they are safe for use in another vehicle. These parts can be anything from a full engine to speakers for an in-car stereo.
You can read more about depollution and the governments targets for the future from Defra, The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
If you are the owner of an end of life vehicle, the law holds you personally responsible for it's safe disposal. If you'd like us to collect, safely depollute and dispose of your car salvage for you contact us or fill out this form to scrap your car and get a fast response.