End-of-Life Vehicles, Plant and Equipment
J Watson & Sons is a licensed site for the recycling of ‘end-of-life’ vehicles (ELV). If you have an ‘ELV’, call us to arrange collection or, alternatively, you are welcome to deliver it in to our yard yourself.
‘End-of-life’ vehicles are not just limited to scrap cars, we can recycle any type of vehicle. We recycle trains, planes, boats, commercial vehicles, plant and agricultural machinery.
Large commercial facilities may contain static plant which requires treating in a similar way to vehicles. Site generators are a good example of such equipment.
Legal Position – ELV Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles
The Directive on End-of Life Vehicles 2000/53/EC governs our vehicle recycling activities. The directive reduces waste arising from end-of-life vehicles and prevents pollution by certain heavy metals (such as cadmium, lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium) because of the damage they cause to the environment.
We offer a complete ELV service from vehicle collections through to de-pollution and final recycling including all required documentation. This includes a ‘Certificate of Destruction’ where appropriate.
J Watson and Sons comply with all legislation governing the ELV processes. We are licensed by the Environment Agency to recycle vehicles.
We require the vehicle registration document (Form V5 ), in respect of any vehicles you may wish to be recycled. This will require signing in the relevant section by the authorised keeper, before we can accept delivery.
Often, assets that require recycling are not ready for immediate processing at our yard, they may contain pollutants in the form of batteries, and fluids as well as explosive devices in like airbag systems. Because of this, stringent de-pollution is required.
All fluids must be drained and securely stored in type specific approved tanks. For example, oils, diesel, petrol, brake fluid etc. Batteries must be isolated and removed, explosive systems deactivated.
This process applies to most vehicle types and a surprising amount of machinery and equipment. The de-pollution system helps keep our metal processing activity as clean as possible. It protects our environment from exposure to toxic substances.
De-pollution extends to all of our on site project work. As a consequence, the same processes are carried out on any plant and machinery we may bring back from client sites.