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Why should you recycle your car?

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Scrap Cars are often referred to as ELVs (end of life vehicles). ELVs represent around 8 million tonnes of waste across Europe alone. Without the proper handling by an approved Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) there is a massive risk to the environment.

Why should you recycle your car?

Recycling car parts is hugely beneficial to the environment as it prevents the need for a new part to be manufactured, making significant energy and resource savings worldwide. It is estimated that recycled parts save 80 billion barrels of oil each year in manufacturing and transport processes, while also increasing the lifespan of countless existing vehicles. There are a large number of car parts that are recyclable, for example, vehicles that are written off may have parts that are still usable. These parts can be recycled depending on the condition. Recycling parts allows customers to find parts for their vehicle, which perfectly function, at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Car recycling Process


ELVs are brought to our depollution bays to allow our specialists to drain all hazardous materials from the vehicle. These fluids are then stored safely before being shipped to processing plants.


All car parts are assessed and removed, parts in good condition are then cleaned and restored to roadworthy condition. The amount of reusable parts removed from a vehicle will depend on the age and condition of the part. All recycled parts sold at Traynors comes with warranty, giving all our customers peace of mind. Car parts that cannot be reused are removed from the vehicles and disposed of safely.


At this stage only the body of the vehicle remains, which is mostly steel, it is then crushed and processed for metal recycling. Around 5% of a vehicle cannot be recycled.

In conclusion, recycling efforts play a crucial role in helping the environment and saving consumers money. Ensure your old vehicle is brought to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) so that all possible parts can be recycled which will greatly benefit our environment.

Traynors are experienced vehicle recyclers with over 45 years of experience, so if you’re considering scrapping your car give us a call today on 028 38891242 and we will be happy to give you a quote.

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