What happens to my car when it is scrapped?

Scrap cars in yard

Cars can have value as a source for spare parts but also the metal itself has value.  Over 2 million cars were scrapped last year we explain below what happens with your car when you scrap it.

Once we have collected your scrap vehicle, it will then be transported to Assington Autos fully licensed Authorised Treatment Facility Site for the depollution (environmentally approved scrap process). The depollution process involves removing hazardous materials that can contaminate the earth. We drain and remove such materials as oils, acid, coolants, anti freeze and refrigerants. The fluids are disposed of in a controlled way.  We also remove items listed below

  • Battery – Battery acid is dangerous and contains lead
  • Tyres  – This is a controlled waste material and must be stored correctly
  • Petrol  – Explosive and hazardous
  • Airbags – These can be potentially explosive
  • Seat Belts and Tensioners – Again potentially explosive and are classed as a hazardous material
  • Filters & Fluids – As mentioned earlier, oils, lubricants, coolants and filters are removed due to being hazardous waste
  • Switches that contain mercury

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Glass removal is carried out and rubber removal. Also any useful or remaining specialist parts like bumpers are removed. Also any other bulky non metal items are removed. it is then time for a crusher where cars are compacted into the familiar cube we all know. Cars can also be shredded into smaller pieces for economical transportation.

Assington Autos are committed to following the strict guidelines as laid out by the environmental agencies and are Environment Agency & DVLA-Approved

Scrap your car today with Assington Autos