Police fleets have awarded a two-year extension to parts recycling company My Green Fleet, part of the FAB Recycling Group, after saving £2 million since the scheme’s launch in 2010.
My Green Fleet enables organisations to make savings of up to 60% off the manufacturer’s price of parts and body panels.
It removes non-safety related parts from accident damaged and end-of-life vehicles, which are then sold back to the donor fleets as and when required.
It reduces repair costs and the amount of time a vehicle is out of action, as well as ensuring badly damaged vehicles are disposed of responsibly, securely, environmentally and in line with all current legislation.
Forty police forces have joined the scheme since its launch.
Jason Cross, managing director of FAB Recycling Group, said: “This is a major endorsement for pre-owned parts. As more police forces think green as part of their fleet management strategy, they will save millions of pounds every year.
The national police contract for this service was put in place by North Yorkshire Police on behalf of all the UK forces.
Richard Flint, assets and logistics manager at North Yorkshire Police, said: “This contract is undoubtedly producing some of the largest savings we have seen in police fleet management for some time, all forces that are fully committed to this venture will reap the benefits for years to come and some forces are telling us that they could now not afford to operate without these savings.”
Cross suggested that other public sector organisations could benefit from the scheme.
He said: "By rolling out the scheme to other public services the savings could top tens of millions annually for local and central Government.
“It’s a win-win solution for public sector fleets and taxpayers alike.”
At the last Conservative Party conference, Cabinet members and senior MPs were introduced to the initiative and were "overwhelmingly positive", according to Cross.