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Scrap car recycling

There are laws in place to reduce the impact that scrap cars can have on the environment. All CarTakeBackĀ branches in Ireland are licensed by the authorities to recycle scrap cars.

CarTakeBack are passionate about recycling! To look after the environment, our scrap car recycling centres use the latest methods to safely remove harmful materials from your car, then dispose of them in the safest way. Making sure that the waste oils, tyres and batteries are disposed of correctly, they would cause serious environmental damage if they ended up down the drain or in landfill. CarTakeBack recycling centres reuse parts when possible and recycle as much of your scrap car as they can – the metal, glass and plastics are separated for recycling.

Car shells on racking ready for the metal to be recycled

How a car is recycled

When a car arrives at the scrap car recycling centre there’s a lot that goes into depolluting and recycling it. Fluids such as fuel, brake fluid, even windscreen wash have to be safely removed from the vehicle, ensuring that no excess chemicals leak into the environment. Airbags have to be securely detonated. Any parts that are in a good condition are salvaged for reuse, to get the maximum life out of them.

It’s now ready to be crushed, this is usually done to make vehicles more efficient to transport for further recycling. The cubed or crushed vehicles are then safely transported to a shredder plant. These shredder facilities process the vehicles into smaller pieces and separate the metal, glass, plastics and fabrics, which can then be recycled for use in various ways. At this point there is just 5% of the vehicle leftover that can’t be recycled, which becomes top cover for landfill.

Recycling electric vehicles

This process is just for a regular petrol or diesel vehicle, but as you might guess, there’s even more involved in decommissioning an electric vehicle! Not only do the high voltage batteries need to be safely disconnected and removed from an electric or hybrid car, but various other high voltage systems and powerful magnets also need to be carefully made safe, before taking the rest of the car apart.

View all of our happy customer reviews

5/5 stars based on service ratings from our customers

Great service

Looked up CarTakeBack online after a friend recommended it. Great service. Fast, efficient, friendly, great price paid.

- Deirdre Fallon

Excellent

Friendly and knew all the information to hand and shared what they needed to share about the process. Guy that collected the car was very friendly and professional.

- Micheal

On time

Very professional and good to deal with

- Paddy

No hassle collection

Would definitely recommend this service no hassle what's so ever, applied on line got a quote a few days later got a call off them, ran through everything with me gave me a date and time for collection of my car and they arrived on time, paid me cash on the day and a couple of days later got my scrap certificate in the post!!

- Michelle

Quick

Very quick and efficient. Friendly and easy to talk to. Simple and quick. Very straightforward.

- B Keogh

Excellent service

Car collected very quickly by a lovely driver. Payment for the car was prompt and I could email with any questions which were answered immediately.

- Margaret from Naas

Very easy

Great service with pickup from home, very easy from start to finish

- L Kenny

Excellent

Excellent service and staff šŸ‘ šŸ‘

- Joe Curran

Fantastic service

Would highly recommend people to use this great way to dispose of their end of life vehicles. Without the hassle, CarTakeBack do everything for you.

- J.Smyth

Professional

I would highly recommend CarTakeBack. Everything was done in a professional manner from the moment I contacted them. Car was collected, I got paid and I received the necessary paperwork a few days later.

- Mr Sean Wall

Great

Was a good experience talking to customer service told me everything I needed to know. Car collection was fast and efficient. Great overall service & experience

- Alan

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