We are an Authorised
Treatment Facility that
depollutes, processes and
recycles End of Life vehicles
Where possible we reuse
all used all car parts
Vehicle Recycling : Manchester
Barlow Street Auto Salvage are an Authorised Treatment Facility that depollutes, processes and recycles End of Life vehicles (ELV). We endeavour to try and minimise the amount of waste generated from the Vehicle Recycling and ELV disposal process, whilst also reducing any adverse environmental impacts during the vehicle dismantling practices.
The car depollution process basically involves the recovery of all positive components and fluids that may be recycled and re-used (e.g. fuels, oils, coolants, ferrous and non-ferrous metal components, etc), and also the removal of all those negative elements of a vehicle that are potentially harmful to the environment (e.g. tyres, mercury switches, airbags, etc).
End of Life Vehicles Recycling
END OF LIFE VEHICLE owners are responsible for ensuring they dispose of their End of Life vehicle in accordance with the 2003 ELV Directive. It is important that these vehicles are only destroyed at a registered Authorised Treatment Facility so that their car, van or vehicle can be recycled legally, without causing any harm to the environment.
At present, approximately 75% of an END OF LIFE VEHICLE is recovered (by weight) via the conventional scrap metal recycling process. However, the recycling and recovery targets set by the ELV Directive are far more stringent, aiming for 85% by January 2006 and 95% by January 2015 - and these targets will only be achieved through the increased recycling, recovery and re-use of a vehicle's components (in other words, by fully de-polluting each vehicle before scrapping it).