Recycling your Ford

RECYCLING YOUR FORD

When your Ford comes to the end of its life we will accept it free of charge when delivered to one of the appointed take back stations. We are working in partnership with CarTakeBack to provide this service, in strict accordance with the End of Life Vehicle regulations (EU Directive2000/53/EC).

 

THE END OF LIFE VEHICLES DIRECTIVE

Introduced in 2007, the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (2000/53/EC) requires manufacturers to meet all or a significant part of the cost of processing End-of-Life vehicles with nil or negative market value for all vehicles of their brand(s). Manufacturers and their contracted partners must also reach strict reuse, recovery and recycling targets – 85% of vehicle weight as of 2006 and 95% from 2015.

  • Provided your Ford meets the following conditions, we will accept it when delivered to one of our appointed take-back facilities at no cost to yourself.

    • The vehicle is a passenger vehicle with a maximum of nine seats and weighs 3.5 tonnes or less
    • It is complete, i.e. contains the essential components, including engine, transmission, coachwork, wheels and catalytic converter (where fitted)
    • It is free from additional waste (e.g. garden/household waste, additional tyres)
  • Introduced in 2007, the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (2000/53/EC) requires manufacturers to meet all or a significant part of the cost of processing End-of-Life vehicles with nil or negative market value for all vehicles of their brand(s). Manufacturers and their contracted partners must also reach strict recycling targets – 85% of vehicle weight as of 2006 and 95% by 2015.

    Find your nearest take-back facility.

    For your nearest location, either call the Ford Relationship Centre on 0845 841 1111 or find a Take-Back facility here.

    Alternatively, you can call the Cartakeback.com customer information line on 0845 257 3233 or visit their website for further information.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

  • Billions of batteries that are thrown away each year contain toxic metals like Cadmium, Mercury, Lead or Lithium, which are hazardous if they aren’t disposed of properly.

    That’s why Ford manufacturers and Dealers are always working to help reduce the environmental impact of batteries. By organising collection systems, for example. Or producing and designing batteries that are more recyclable and contain fewer toxic materials in the first place.

    Today, about 90% of lead acid batteries are recycled, typically for remanufacturing or reprocessing, and the UK Market has its own collection system to minimise environmental impact. 

    How to dispose of car batteries?

    Battery producers also support collection systems, so customers can take portable automotive batteries (and accumulators) to specified collection points, without any charge.

    You can handover any batteries for free at the take-back points. For further information please contact CarTakeBack, our Official UK Recycling Partner.

    For Lithium battery collection, please contact the CRC on 020 3564 4444.

  • Every year, more than 3 million tonnes of used tyres are generated in the European Union. 2.5 million tonnes of these are either recycled or recovered.

    Most EU manufacturers have adopted a legal framework that means the tyre manufacturers or importers are responsible for collecting unwanted tyres.

    How to dispose of tyres?

    The tyres can be disposed at no cost, whatever their brand, within the individual system.

    You can find the collection points in the in following link.

  • Ford Motor Company supports the End of Life vehicles disposal through specified Authorised Treatment Facilities (AFT). The facilities adhere to the proper licenses for handling, treating and disposing of hazardous materials.

    Ford Motor Company also provides detailed dismantling information to AFT’s through the International Dismantling Information System (IDIS). Access to this system is free of charge for all ATF’s in countries covered by IDIS.

    For any further information, AFT’s can contact either the CRC or ELVEU@ford.com

  • Ford Motor Company provides detailed dismantling information to AFT’s through the International Dismantling Information System (IDIS) link: https://www.idis2.com/

    System access is available free of charge for all ATF’s in countries covered by IDIS. 

    For any further information on IDIS or if you would like to become our Authorized Treatment Partner you can contact ELVEU@ford.com

  • What is an End of Life Vehicle (ELV)?

    End of Life Vehicles (ELV) are motor vehicles that are categorised as waste. Their components and materials are also classed as waste. Waste is anything that you discard, intend to discard or are required to discard. This includes material sent for recycling or reuse.

    All provisions of the end-of-life vehicle legislation apply to all cars and light goods vehicles that have a maximum of 9 seats and weigh up to 3,500kg.

    How much will it cost for me?

    Free if the conditions below are met.

    What are the conditions?

    CarTakeBack.com will accept end of life vehicles when delivered to one of their appointed take-back facilities which meet the following conditions:

    • The vehicle is a passenger vehicle with a maximum of nine seats and weighs 3.5 tonnes or less
    • It is complete, i.e. contains the essential components, including engine, transmission, coachwork, wheels and catalytic converter (where fitted)
    • It is free from additional waste (e.g. garden/household waste, additional tyres)

    What documents should I take with me? What documents will be issued?

    You are required to take photographic identification and your Ford vehicle registration certificates with you to any of the CarTakeBack.com’s Authorised Treatment Facilities.  Typically, the Certificate of Destruction will be issued after 24 hours and sent to you by email or post. The Certificate of Destruction ensures that the vehicle will be treated and disposed of legally and environmentally correctly.

    What happens at the Authorised Treatment Facility?

    1. Certain components such as tyres, batteries, glass and liquids will be removed.

    2. Any re- useable parts or systems that can be remanufactured will be removed.

    3. Non-metallic parts are removed and/or dismantled.

    4. The bodyshell will be crushed and compacted the body and recycling recovery processes will follow.

    5. Finally, the Certificate of Destruction (CoD) will be issued to you.

    Where is the nearest take-back facility?

    For your nearest location, either call the Ford Relationship Centre on 0330 066 95 85 or find a Take-Back facility here.

    Alternatively, you can call the CarTakeBack.com’s customer information line on 0845 257 3233 or visit CarTakeBack.com website for further information.