Because the environment is so important to us, we're increasing the efficiency of our recycling process by designing products from the start to be sustainable.
Vauxhall's design for sustainability is a key element in our product responsibility. And aims to decrease the waste produced during vehicle production as well as at the end the vehicle's life. Vauxhall's design for sustainability is part of our commitment to the environment and the preservation of precious material and energy resources.
At Vauxhall, we’ve been taking back our vehicles for free and disposing of them responsibly since 2007. Here’s how the process works.
2. Pre-Treatment and Depollution
6. Post-Shredder Technology (PST)
7. Recycling / Recovery / Landfill
Recycle Your Vauxhall
Through our end-of-life vehicle take-back process.
As of 1 January 2007 all Vauxhall cars can be returned by their owner to one of the Vauxhall contract partners for vehicle take-back, at the end of its life. This is a free service, subject to certain conditions (please see below).
We want to make sure that your end-of-life vehicle is recycled in an environmentally friendly way. That's why we ensure that all our take-back locations fulfil the legal requirements of the ELV Regulations by having them certified by independent experts in accordance with the law. Each of our take-back partners, all processes and the documentation of all incoming and outgoing material streams will also be checked by our recycling experts.
Your end-of-life Vauxhall is only applicable for our free take-back if:
- Essential parts or components are not missing
- The vehicle doesn't contain any non-automotive waste
- The vehicle has up to 9 seats or is a Light Commercial Van up to 3.5 tonnes
- The vehicle was finally registered in the EU
- The vehicle was registered less than one month in the EU
- The original vehicle papers have been handed over together with the vehicle
Hand back your end-of-life vehicle to our take-back partner and they'll give you a Certificate of Destruction (CoD), the paperwork you need to de-register your car. Now you can leave safe in the knowledge that your old car will be disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way.