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At Mainline Salvage, we're passionate about responsible car recycling. It's not just about giving your old banger a new life; it's about protecting the environment and ensuring the safe handling of hazardous materials.

But what exactly happens to those materials – the engine oil, battery acid, and coolant – when you opt to sell your car for scrap?

Here's a breakdown of our responsible approach:

Draining the Fluids: The first step involves the safe and complete drainage of all fluids in your car. This includes engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and any remaining gasoline. Our technicians are trained in proper handling procedures to minimise spills and ensure these fluids don't contaminate the environment.

Battery Removal: Car batteries contain lead and sulfuric acid, both hazardous materials. We carefully remove the battery and send it to a dedicated recycling facility where it can be processed and its components reused.

Safe Storage and Transportation: All drained fluids and removed batteries are stored in designated containers that meet strict environmental regulations. These containers are then transported by licensed hazardous waste haulers to certified recycling or disposal facilities.

Partnering with Experts: We work closely with reputable recycling and disposal companies to ensure all hazardous materials are handled safely and in accordance with environmental regulations.

Why choose responsible vehicle recycling?

Improper disposal of car fluids and batteries can have serious environmental consequences.

These materials can contaminate soil and water supplies, posing a risk to human health and wildlife.

By choosing a responsible salvage yard like Mainline Salvage, you're making a conscious choice to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable future.

What happens to the rest of your car?

The remaining parts of your car undergo a meticulous dismantling process.

Usable parts are carefully inspected, cleaned, and categorised for resale. Steel and other metals are sent to metal recycling facilities where they are transformed into new products. This minimiss waste and promotes the use of recycled materials.

Recycling your car with confidence

You can rest assured that your car will be dismantled and recycled in a way that protects the environment and prioritises safety when choosing Mainline Salvage.

Have lots of vehicles to recycle?

No problem!  You can streamline your fleet with Mainline’s bulk car scrappage scheme.  This is a nationwide scheme which is fast, flexible and convenient.  Our diverse recovery vehicle fleet includes hiabs and transporters that carry up to 8 vehicles at once, making bulk collections a cost-effective recycling option.

Ready to give your car a responsible send-off?

Contact us today! We'll guide you through the scrap vehicle collection and recycling process and ensure your car is recycled in an eco-friendly and responsible manner.

Call us on 01902 871111.  Get a scrap value for your vehicle online at https://www.mainlinesalvage.co.uk/scrap-my-vehicle