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
Recycling your Vauxhall with our partner Autogreen
When your Vauxhall reaches the end of the road, recycling it with our partner Autogreen can offer you peace of mind − and a financial reward.
Visit Rewarding Recycling to value your vehicle* for recycling, and get a free, instant and no obligation quote. If you want to go ahead, simply contact a Vauxhall retailer and arrange to take your vehicle down for collection. You’ll need to take your V5 vehicle registration document and proof of ID – one photo ID (driving licence or passport) and a utility bill with an address that matches that shown on the V5.
Once your vehicle has been collected from the retailer, you’ll receive your Autogreen payment direct to your bank account via a BACS transfer. You’ll also get a certificate of destruction via email. This proves that the vehicle is no longer your responsibility.