Car recycling isn’t something that many people consider, until they need to. Having your car recycled responsibly by a reputable business is vital, if you don’t, you could be damaging the environment. But what does a responsible car recycling service actually involve?
Recycling at home has never been easier – we know rinsing out that tin and putting it in the right bin ensures it will be recycled properly. But what about that tonne of metal, glass, plastics and pollutants on four wheels outside?! We rinse, crush and separate our domestic recycling and the basic process of recycling a car is actually quite close to that, but obviously there’s a little more to it…
Cars don’t just get crushed into a cube! Every scrap car should first undergo a thorough depollution process to remove all of the toxic materials, which will then be disposed of safely or recycled where possible. Then, as much of the car as possible is recycled to reduce landfill and meet best-practise standards.
As you might guess, there are some tricky additional steps needed to safely decommission a hybrid or electric vehicle compared to a standard petrol or diesel car! Not only do the high voltage batteries need to be safely disconnected and removed, but various other high voltage systems and powerful magnets need to be carefully made safe before taking the rest of the car apart. This technology may seem quite normal to most of us as drivers, but due to years of use a car usually has before it’s considered ‘end-of-life’, the recycling of electric cars is relatively new to the scrap industry.
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