Benefits of Scrap Car Removal
For many years, scrapping a car meant that it would be taken to the local scrap yard and left, often stacked on top of other broken vehicles. Left for long periods, the dangerous fluids still inside a car would seep out into the ground causing toxic waste like mercury and anti-freeze to contaminate the water supply.
Fortunately, things have drastically changed and having your car collected by an environmentally accredited scrap dealer is the safest and most environmentally-friendly way of disposing of your vehicle. For further information about scrapping your vehicle please see the Government website (https://www.gov.uk/scrapped-and-written-off-vehicles).
Recycling the steel alone from a car provides the industry with over 15 million tonnes of steel per year and is 26% more energy-efficient than producing completely new steel. That reduces the need of iron ore and the impacts of mining on the environment. It also keeps 800,000 non-ferrous metals out of any landfill and in regular use. Recyclers also manage to save an estimated 85 million barrels of oil from scrapped cars annually that would have been used in the manufacture of new or replacement parts.
Many cars were manufactured with mercury auto switches which would also contaminate the ground. Now recyclers drain all dangerous fluids from the vehicle before it is shredded to prevent any escaping into the environment. Over 2,100 pounds of mercury were collected in 2007 alone by over 6,000 separate recyclers from ‘end-of-life’ vehicles and there are an estimated 40 million vehicles with mercury auto switches still in use today.
Top prices paid for your scrap car
Not only does the environment benefit from having your car legally scrapped, so do you! Massey Metals will provide you with a competitive quote on any scrap metal and scrap car removal in Chester and dispose of your vehicle the correct way.
For an instant quote, please call us on 01244 67 67 67 or complete the form on this page.
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