Scrap Car Removal
After scrap car removal, your scrap car is moved to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) where the car is depolluted. Depollution is the removal off harmful products, fluids, and parts. After depollution has been completed, the remaining parts of your car can be recycled or scrapped safely and in accordance with Environment Agency guidelines.
During depollution, any parts of the car considered to contain mercury are removed. These parts include the fuel filler cap, oil filter cap and the wheels. After this, the scrap car is drained of all its fluids such as oil and antifreeze. These hazardous waste products must be labelled and disposed of correctly.
Scrap Car Removal and Airbags
Airbags contain explosive elements which must be removed prior to scrapping. Deploying the airbags releases these explosives and once this is complete, fluids are drained and mercury removed, the car is ready to scrap!