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Action urged on vehicle recycling

Fleets are being urged to ensure all waste vehicle products are recycled rather than sent to landfill.

The number of dumped waste products is increasing and parts such as tyres, oil and batteries can be recycled.

Kwik-Fit Fleet is one group which is working with customers to improve recycling habits.

Tyres are shredded and used to construct sports pitches, vehicle oil is reprocessed and used as fuel in steelworks and battery casings reprocessed as plastic.

Mike Wise, head of Kwik-Fit Fleet, said: “We view worn out parts not as rubbish, but as the raw product for something else.”

“The fleet industry must work together to ensure tyres, exhausts, batteries and other vehicle parts and fluids are not being illegally dumped or stockpiled. Fleets need to be sure that waste is being disposed of in the correct way and recycled to create other resources.”

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