To make it as easy as possible for you to recycle or scrap your car, smart in the UK has partnered with Autogreen Ltd to provide a Government approved national network of certified dismantling facilities for end-of-life vehicles. They will take care of the environmentally friendly dismantling and recycling of your vehicle once it has reached the end of its life.*
How to scrap a car?
Your smart may have experienced its best years – but that doesn't mean that it's reached the end. Thanks to state-of-the-art recycling technologies it is possible to reuse most of the materials in the vehicle, to save valuable raw materials and to greatly relieve the strain on the environment.
The recycling process can be divided into four phases as explained below.
1. Vehicle take-back.
Once you have identified your nearest vehicle take-back depot from the list provided you can return your vehicle there, complete and free of waste.
2. Removal of service fluids
All service fluids such as oils, brake fluid and coolants, windscreen washer fluid and refrigerant are removed and correctly recycled or disposed of.
In the first step in the obligatory disassembly the battery, oil filter, catalytic converter and wheels are dismantled or removed and sent for recycling. Pyrotechnical elements (e.g. airbags) are disposed of in accordance with legal requirements. After this the parts that can be reused either directly or following reconditioning are removed.
The remaining body is supplied to a shredder company where it is separated into different fractions and then returned as far as possible to the materials cycle.