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As specialists in scrap car removal, we are often asked: “What happens to my car next?”. The answer is this – as part of our scrap car removal service, we take your scrap car to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). There, your car undergoes a process called ‘Depollution’, which is performed by trained ATF staff in their specialised bays. Depollution is vital, as it involves the removal of parts, materials and fluids that pose a potential threat to the environment. Once depollution is complete, the remaining parts of your car can be recycled or scrapped safely and in accordance with Environment Agency guidelines.
During depollution, several procedures are performed on your scrap car. Removal of the battery is usually the first step, followed by the removal of the fuel filler cap, oil filter cap, wheels and any parts believed to contain mercury. Next, your vehicle is put onto a frame so that staff can drain fluids from your scrap car. Removal of fluids such as lubricants and oil is incredibly important as they are all potential contaminants. Even after they have been removed from your car, they have to be marked as hazardous waste and disposed of correctly.
After the fluids have been removed (and the catalyst, if your car has one), your car is almost ready for recycling. All that remains is to deal with the air bags in your scrap car. Removal of air bags is not always necessary, but they do need to be deployed. If the air bags cannot be deployed in their current position, removal and later deployment is required. This is because air bags contain explosive elements. Finally, when the airbags have been deployed, your car is ‘depolluted’ and ready for recycling.
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