Waste Concerns after Car Servicing in South Norfolk

Have you ever wondered what happens to the parts removed from your car at the end of your car servicing? Many items taken from cars are classified as special waste which needs to be disposed of in an appropriate way. This way not only has to be correct in terms of environment, but has to be in line with legal requirements. At Surlingham Garage we are registered with the Environment Agency and hold a Waste Producers Licence, meaning that once we remove any part of your car from batteries to exhausts, we are able to dispose of it safely.

Waste Management Procedures

After work carried out during car body repairs, items that are removed such brake and clutch fluid and waste oil are all considered to be special waste that needs to be disposed of carefully and correctly. Depending on the waste that is created, there are specialist companies who we employ to help us dispose of this waste. Below is a quick overview of what is considered waste and how they are dealt with.

Removed Items Safety Kleen

Brake and clutch friction material (Safety Kleen contracted to remove)

  • Brake and clutch friction material (Safety Kleen contracted to remove)

  • Brake and clutch fluid (Safety Kleen contracted to remove)

  • Mixed oil and fuel filters (Safety Kleen contracted to remove)

  • Antifreeze / Coolant (Safety Kleen contracted to remove)

  • Mixed fuel (Safety Kleen contracted to remove)

Supplied by Safety Kleen

Brake washing (Safety Kleen to supply and maintain equipment)

  • Brake washing (Safety Kleen to supply and maintain equipment)

  • Oily parts washing (Safety Kleen to supply and maintain equipment)

Waste Collection from Virridor

Paper, packaging, metal and non hazardous waste stored in wheeled bin, collected weekly and recycled where possible.

  • Paper, packaging, metal and non hazardous waste stored in wheeled bin, collected weekly and recycled where possible.

Batteries

Batteries stored in a leak proof container and collected by registered waste collector.

  • Batteries stored in a leak proof container and collected by registered waste collector.

Tyres

Collected daily from registered waste collector.

  • Collected daily from registered waste collector.

Waste Oil

Collected by us and stored in a bunded tank for heating the workshop with a very clean burning /efficient Thermobile waste oil heater (Licence to operate heater approved by South Norfolk District Council).

  • Collected by us and stored in a bunded tank for heating the workshop with a very clean burning /efficient Thermobile waste oil heater (Licence to operate heater approved by South Norfolk District Council).

Costs of Waste Disposal

Obviously, all of this costs money. We are committed to our environmental responsibilities and we do have to make a small charge on most jobs for waste disposal. This is a non profit exercise which simply covers costs incurred by us.

Servicing 3.00 - 4.80 (inc VAT) depending on waste

Car Tyre 2.22 (inc VAT) each

Battery 2.10 (inc VAT) each

Want to know more?

If you would like further information about how Surlingham Garage helps protect the environment against pollutants caused by car servicing, please feel free to get in touch. Simply send us an email using our handy contact form, or call the number above and we will be happy to speak with you.

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