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Back On the Road

LJ Scrap Back On The Road

We are very pleased to announce that, from Monday 1st June, LJ Scrap is back on the road again.

Firstly, we sincerely hope that all of our customers, contacts, friends, and their families, have stayed safe and well over the last couple of uncertain months. It’s been a difficult time for everyone and we’ve been playing our part by putting our operations on hold and observing a strict lockdown.

But with lockdown restrictions now easing, we will be back on the roads of Essex from 1st June, providing customers with our usual high standard of service.

It won’t quite be business as usual, of course, as we are putting strict measures into place in order to comply with Government guidelines and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers. These measures will include the following:

  • Appropriate PPE worn by all of our operatives.
  • Our vehicles and equipment regularly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Socially distanced collections.

So wherever you are in Essex, don’t hesitate to call LJ Scrap for a fast, efficient and professional vehicle scrapping service. We are here to help residents and businesses within the Essex region to convert their unwanted vehicles into instant payment and at the very best rates.

If you’ve been stuck with your old or unwanted vehicle over the lockdown, then now is the time to call us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and showing why LJ Scrap is still first for vehicle scrapping in Essex.

Putting your safety first,

The Team at LJ Scrap

LJ Scrap Back On The Road

What happens when your car is recycled

What Happens When Your Car Is Recycled

The process of recycling a motor vehicle is not as straightforward as many people think. Various vehicle parts are recycled in different ways and there are also hazardous materials that need to be removed.

At the start of the process, wheels, tires, battery and catalytic converter are removed. Then fluids such as engine coolant, oil, transmission fluid, air conditioning refrigerant, and petrol/diesel are drained.

Parts that may have some value, such as electronic modules, alternators, starter motors, infotainment systems, etc, may be removed if they are still serviceable and can be re-used. The process of removing these higher value parts from the lower value vehicle body has traditionally been done by hand, although a technique that is on the increase is the ‘mechanical removal’ of these parts via machine based vehicle recycling systems (VRS).

Other hazardous materials such as mercury and sodium azide (the propellant used in air bags) may also be removed.

After all of the parts and products inside are removed, the remaining vehicle shell is subject to further processing, which includes removal of the air conditioner evaporator and heater core, and wiring harnesses. The remaining shell is then crushed flat, or cubed, to facilitate economical transportation in bulk to an industrial shredder or hammer mill, where the vehicles are further reduced to fist-sized chunks of metal. Glass, plastic and rubber are removed from the mix, and the metal is finally sold to steel mills for recycling.

FIND OUT MORE about what happens to your vehicle when it is recycled.

What Happens When Your Car Is Recycled