The UK’s roads are seeing a resurgence of old bangers. As scrappage costs continue to rise, more drivers are abandoning their cars on the roadside. According to an article by the Telegraph, the number of reported abandoned cars in 2016 was 147,616, nearly three times more than 2012’s 40,876.
There’s no point in holding on to an old and unwanted car but you also have a responsibility to dispose of it properly. When your car can no longer function on the road, have it scrapped by a professional company. We’ve listed the major benefits you’ll enjoy when you opt for car scrap services.
Extra garage space
The old junk vehicle isn’t only an eyesore it also occupies valuable space on your property. Once you take your car to a company that provides scrapping services, you can use the newly freed-up space in your garage for the vehicle you bought to replace the old one. If the junked car was stuck out in the back yard, you can use the space to put up a trampoline, a swing set or to expand your garden.
Benefits the economy
Scrapping or recycling your car benefits the economy because it’s more cost-effective to recycle metal as opposed to mining ore. This is because the metal only needs to be melted and reshaped so that it can be reused. When the recycling industry is able to save on production costs due to the use of scrap vehicles, they can allocate their budget to prioritise other important things, such as better employee benefits, perhaps.
Great for the environment
According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, recycling scrap metal lowers greenhouse emissions by 300 million to 500 million tons. If you’re environmentally-conscious, scrapping your vehicle helps preserve natural resources by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Producing new metals discharges larger amounts of greenhouse gasses than manufacturing products out of used metal. Thus, scrapping your vehicle also helps you reduce your carbon footprint.
When your car is scrapped, the metal is recycled, lessening the need for more metal to be produced in the future.
Scrap Your Car with LKM Recycling
At LKM, we offer total waste management solutions to our clients, including fast and efficient car scrapping services. As an authorised treatment facility, we are DVLA compliant and well-poised to carry out services that meet the Environment Agency’s standards of safety, quality and sustainability.
Contact us today to get a free quote for your scrap vehicle.