Millions Of Incorrect Vehicle Disposals
Figures have been revealed that show there are 100,000 cars on the road in London alone - one hundred thousand London scrap cars . However many of these cars are not actually driven to the increasing cost of running a vehicle. With the second hand car market currently in limbo as prices rise and fall many are looking into scrapping their vehicle, both for cash and ease.
Vehicles are usually designed to have a road life of around ten years, this figure however is currently falling due to the rapid advancements in the automotive sector. If you're looking at Scrapping your vehicle in London, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere else in the country it's vital that you use a registered firm who can dispose of it correctly.
It's estimated that 13 million vehicles are currently being held in unregistered dumps after being disposed of incorrectly - that's a big error in scrap car disposal don't you think?. Tyres and car fluids are the main source of concern for authorities as if disposed of incorrectly can have a massive effect on both the environment and health. One litre of oil incorrectly disposed of has the potential to infect 100 million litres of water that it is exposed to.
Firms that dispose of vehicles and materials correctly have been accredited by councils and local health authorities and should be able to show you their credentials. Dismantling and bailing (scrapping) a car is a lengthy and meticulous process. Almost 70% of a vehicles weight is made up of ferrous materials that must be disposed of correctly following procedures set by the Government and the EU.
Harvested For Usable Stock
Once the vehicle has been removed of all hazardous and disposable parts it will be harvested for parts that can be reused. Previously on metal parts would be taken, however the advancement in the production of plastics has meant that even bumpers and wing-mirrors can be taken and fitted to other vehicles. After all usable materials are taken from the vehicle it will then be declared as scrap and crushed or disposed of at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) and ensures that scrap cars do not end up as hazardous waste as determined by the Environmental Agency..