The de-pollution process
Vehicle end of life
When a vehicle has reached the end of its useful life and is presented at one of our contracted sites it will be de-polluted as follows.
- The draining of all fluids and gases
- The removal of the battery, wheels and tyres
- The neutralisation (activation) of the air bags
- NB: Any saleable parts will be removed and sold.
The vehicle will then be crushed and transferred to a site where it will be shredded into tiny pieces. Separation techniques are used to recover metallics, for re-cycling new ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
The remaining material known as shredder residue can be further treated and sorted for the recovery of glass and other materials, which are then used in an increasing number of applications such as an aggregate for road building.