If you have an old vehicle that you no longer can use, you may want to consider recycling it. Make sure you obtain a real value for your old car or truck instead of a computer-generated price. The recycler should appraise each vehicle individually to make the transaction more equitable. By speaking to a scrap recycler directly, you are more apt to receive a higher price.
Is the Auto Recycler Licensed?
The recycler should be licensed by the following agencies:
- The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
- The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Obtaining a Certificate of Destruction
An auto recycling company in Perth who is licensed is endorsed as an end-of-life vehicle de-pollution centre. Once you scrap your vehicle for recycling, you should be given a certificate of destruction. Once the document is issued, you are removed as a registered keeper of the car from the DVLA’s database.
How Recycling Vehicles Benefits the Environment
Some of the immediate advantages of recycling vehicles include the following:
- Steel is repurposed from the autos’ frames
- Petrol and diesel fuels are correctly disposed
- Greenhouse gas is reduced, as not as much steel needs to be manufactured
By reusing steel from a vehicle, auto manufacturers are saved from the dangerous process of refining iron ore and employing coal in the production of steel. In turn, greenhouse gases are reduced, which also protects limestone. Limestone is destroyed when coal is mined. If coal is not mined, the limestone is not disturbed. Overall, when steel is recycled, it uses almost 75% less energy than creating steel from virgin materials.