Scrap Car Recycling
The End of Life Vehicle Regulations
introduced tough new laws for businesses which handle scrap cars,
with the aim of protecting our environment. All scrap cars
now have to be treated to remove any hazardous materials including
oils, batteries and tyres, which would cause serious environmental
damage if they ended up down the drain or in landfill.
Only when cars have undergone this treatment process, can the
car shells be processed at metal recycling facilities.
Traditionally only the metal has been recovered due to its value,
however, in order to meet the higher recycling rates required by
the regulations, the glass and plastic material, which used to end
up as landfill, is now separated for recycling.
Unfortunately, despite severe penalties, not all businesses have
this respect for the law and continue to put our environment at
All CarTakeBack scrap car recycling centres bear the 'Recycling
Compliance Seal' to demonstrate their compliance.
Find out more about the Recycling Compliance Certification scheme
When you choose CarTakeBack to recycle your scrap car to the
highest standards, you can feel proud that you are doing your bit
to help protect the environment »