Scrapping Your Car? Remember why to Use a Registered ATF
Make sure you check that your potential buyers are registered Authorised Treatment Facilitie (ATFs). Taking this precaution now could help to save you a lot of time, hassle, and even money further down the line.
There are 3 main reasons why you should only sell your car to registered ATF companies:
- Registered ATFs are required to keep a record of your details for 3 years
- Only registered ATFs can issue a genuine Certificate of Destruction (CoD)
- Registered ATFs will depollute and recycle your car correctly and legally, in accordance with guidelines set by the Environment Agency (or SEPA, NRW, NIEA)
Protecting the Environment
You don’t have to be a tree-hugging, Green Party supporting eco-warrior to see the sense in recycling car materials in accordance with government guidelines. It really is a no-brainer. If you scrap your car at a registered ATF:
Car materials can be re-used for other purposes
According to Future Mobility Now
, around 80-95% of a vehicle’s materials can be put to use for another purpose – that’s a lot of waste that can be avoided! Of course, recycling materials also has the benefit of energy savings, as it is more energy efficient to re-use materials than manufacture new ones.
Potentially hazardous materials are kept safe
Cars contain a wide range of materials and substances, including lubricants and chemicals, that can cause environmental damage and pose a health risk. ATFs are able to deal with these materials correctly, so that the environmental impact is reduced. This is particularly important with tyres, as large numbers of tyres can represent a serious fire risk. One particular case in Wales that involved waste tyres being stored on a farm illegally was described as “One of the worst fire hazards in the country
It doesn’t cost you anything!
Remove My Car have a network of highly competitive registered ATFs and we will try to match or beat any price for your scrap car. You get a great price, excellent service, and the car is disposed of correctly – who could ask for more?
Now that you know why you should use registered ATFs, you’ll need to find them and find out how to scrap a car. Or you could just save yourself the time and hassle and use Remove My Car?
We have already found the most reliable and competitive registered ATFs in your area. When you sell to us, you can be sure that your car will be disposed of legally at a registered ATF and that we will provide you with all the help and support you need regarding documentation. Even better, we will aim to beat or match any like-for-like price and if anything goes wrong, we will cover your payment ourselves.