Nationwide Automotive Waste Management

Our automotive waste management service specialises in efficiently handling and recycling waste, ensuring a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to managing the diverse waste streams generated by garages and other businesses in the automotive sector.

Automotive Waste Recycling Services in the UK

Automotive Waste
Recycling & Removal

Operating a commercial garage requires  the correct storage, removal, and disposal of all types of automotive waste, ranging from expired car batteries and worn-out tyres to surplus fuel / oil, cleaning products, and even cardboard packaging. It’s essential to navigate stringent environmental regulations when handling hazardous materials, including waste engine oil, to ensure compliance and sustainability.

Garages and automotive enterprises face intricate waste management challenges that demand strategic organisation, secure storage, and methodical disposal or recycling processes. Waste King offers specialised waste services designed for the automotive industry, assisting garages of every scale in managing both hazardous and non-hazardous waste efficiently and responsibly.

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Effortless Recycling Solutions

Garage Waste
Collection Service

We specialise in providing bespoke garage waste management solutions tailored specifically for businesses within the automotive industry, whether you operate a commercial garage or another type of automotive company. Our team of experts is dedicated to assessing your unique needs and developing a comprehensive plan to ensure your waste is managed effectively—from storage to collection and disposal.

Our suite of garage waste collection and disposal services includes:

  • Garage Waste Oil Collection: We offer COSHH certified containers for the secure storage of used engine oil and coordinate the collection of waste engine oil as per your requirements.
  • Waste Solvents: For the safe storage of all types of solvents—including toluene, ethanol, and lacquer thinner—we supply COSHH certified containers with clear labeling.
  • Soiled Rags: Given the high flammability of oil, oil-soaked rags present a significant fire hazard. To mitigate this risk, we provide metal containers equipped with heavy hinged lids for storage, alongside scheduled collections and recycling services.
  • Plastics: For commercial garages involved in bodywork, disposing of plastic panels and bumpers safely is crucial. We can arrange for the provision of skips or large bins for secure storage, followed by collection and recycling in line with your business’s schedule.
  • Scrap Metal: The proper storage and disposal of scrap metal, in accordance with the Special Waste Regulations Act and the Environmental Protection Act, is essential. We supply suitable containers, bins, and skips to accommodate the volume and type of scrap metal generated.
  • Cardboard: Improper storage of waste cardboard can pose a fire risk. To address this, we offer a variety of bins, skips, balers, and compactors to ensure safe storage, followed by collection and recycling to maximise sustainability efforts.

Our goal at Waste King is to support your business in managing garage waste efficiently and responsibly, helping you to comply with environmental regulations while also safeguarding your workplace.

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Automotive Waste Removal Services in the UK

Cost-effective and reliable Automotive Waste recycling  services

As a commercial garage operator, fulfilling your duty of care involves not only the efficient storage, transportation, and disposal of the waste generated by your business but also ensuring a significant emphasis on recycling and the safe handling of hazardous materials. Partnering with a certified waste management company, like Waste King, ensures your automotive waste is managed in an environmentally responsible manner. Our approach to recycling and disposal adapts to the specific types of materials generated by your garage, including:

  • Used Engine Oil: Our process begins with collecting used engine oil, which is then filtered and demineralised to eliminate contaminants. Following this, the oil undergoes a re-refining process to transform it into base oils or lubricants, ready for reuse.
  • Waste Filters: Waste filters undergo a shredding process, followed by a separation into their basic components – paper, ferrous, and non-ferrous metals, all of which are then directed towards standard recycling channels.
  • Battery Waste: We handle unusable car batteries by grinding them down and separating the polypropylene from the electrolyte for reuse within the battery manufacturing sector. Any lead is safely extracted, melted down, and recycled.
  • Soiled Rags: Contaminated rags are pre-treated to remove pollutants. Depending on their condition, they are either incinerated in industrial furnaces to serve as fuel or laundered for reuse if they are free of solvents.
  • Scrap Metal: The recycling of scrap metal involves shredding and sorting by type. These metals are then purified in a furnace to remove impurities and melted down into ingots, serving as raw materials for new products.

By choosing Waste King for your waste management needs, you’re opting for a partner committed to the highest standards of recycling and disposal, ensuring your business complies with legal and environmental responsibilities.

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Transforming Automotive Waste

Who needs
Automotive Waste

At Waste King, we specialise in delivering comprehensive automotive waste management solutions tailored for businesses and commercial garages throughout the UK, ensuring hassle-free disposal of your waste. Our experienced and approachable team is dedicated to evaluating your operations to craft a customised waste management strategy that encompasses everything from secure storage to efficient collection and responsible disposal.

No matter the type, volume, or frequency of automotive waste your business generates, we are equipped to support you with complimentary bins for storage — you only incur charges for collection. It’s essential to ensure your premises have ample space to accommodate the required bin types and provide an easily accessible location for collection.

We offer flexible garage waste collection schedules, including daily, weekly, or fortnightly pickups, to suit your needs. Upon arranging for service, we will supply the necessary bins for you to fill with your waste. Subsequently, our certified waste carriers will retrieve your refuse from a predetermined location and time. Please note, collection costs will vary depending on the nature and quantity of bins as well as your specific location.

It’s important to recognise that automotive waste recycling services are vital for businesses seeking to manage their environmental impact efficiently. By choosing Waste King, you’re opting for a partner committed to excellence in waste management, offering scalable solutions to meet your specific needs.

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Automotive waste recycling

What type of waste is generated at garages?

Garage waste encompasses all forms of refuse produced by commercial garages in the course of their day-to-day operations and work processes. This includes a wide array of materials, ranging from packaging remnants of auto parts to used motor oil and beyond. Commercial garages are responsible for the generation of various specialised waste types, each requiring meticulous handling and disposal to comply with environmental standards.

At Waste King, we understand the complexities involved in managing garage waste for commercial entities. We specialise in the following categories of garage waste management:

  • Waste oil
  • Waste oil filters
  • Old batteries
  • Contaminated fuels
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap metal
  • Soiled rags
  • Waste tyres
  • Waste solvents
  • Anti-freeze
  • Aerosols
  • Plastics
  • Paint containers
  • Waste brake fluid
  • General waste
  • Liquid waste

Our expertise ensures that your garage remains compliant with environmental regulations while minimising the impact on the ecosystem.

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Date of experience: 23 November 2023

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Date of experience: 29 November 2023

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My wife booked a van to collect some building/garden rubbish, we got a phone call to let us know when they were 20 minutes away. Tom and Mo were brilliant, even the bits I thought would be to large or heavy were taken before I knew it, nothing was too much trouble and all done with a smile, will definitely use Wast King in the future.

Date of experience: 17 November 2023

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I had an amazing experience with Waste King!.
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Date of experience: 14 November 2023

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Allround great experience
From booking to the actual waste removal all around this was a good experience. Speaking to the booking team was easy and everything was well explained. On the day the removal team called in advance to provide an estimated arrival time and the work was done in a friendly and professional manner. I would definitely recommend this service and will use Waste King again. Thank you!

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Automotive Waste FAQ’s

How do garages get rid of oil?2024-03-05T21:02:10+00:00

Garages handle a wide range of oils, including engine and motor oils, as well as lubricants for doors and various vehicle components. Occasionally, these oils become contaminated or are drained from vehicles, rendering them unusable. Such oils must be stored in a sealed and leak-proof container, like a waste oil drum, and placed in a secure location.

Garages with registered licensed waste carriers have the option to either transport these oils to a recycling facility themselves or set up a collection service for garage waste oil.

How much does it cost to dispose of tyres?2024-03-05T21:01:06+00:00

The cost of disposing of tyres varies depending on the disposal method chosen. Garages that fit new tyres on your vehicle typically offer to dispose of the old ones at no extra charge. For those changing tyres at home, some tyre companies may offer to pick up and dispose of the old tyres for a nominal fee.

Local household waste recycling centers might also accept tyres for disposal, although they usually charge a fee for this service. Additionally, there may be a limit on the number of tyres you can dispose of at one time. It’s advisable to check with your local authority to see if they provide tyre disposal services.

For businesses, disposing of old tyres from vehicles is treated as commercial waste, and it’s necessary to arrange collection by licensed waste carriers. With companies like Business Waste, the primary cost involved is for the collection service itself. We offer free bins without any rental or hidden charges. For a free quote, please get in touch with us.

Is it bad to burn used motor oil?2024-03-05T21:05:57+00:00

Using used motor oil as a source of heat can be effective, but it requires the correct and sanctioned waste oil furnace – simply adding used motor oil to a fire or a residential oil heater is not permissible. When done properly, burning used motor oil for heat is comparable to operating any other type of oil heater.

What happens to waste engine oil?2024-03-05T21:03:22+00:00

Following the scheduling of waste engine oil collection, the collected used or contaminated oil is transported to a nearby recycling facility. At this facility, the oil undergoes a process of filtration and demineralisation to eliminate contaminants. Subsequently, it is re-refined, a process which involves extracting water from the oil, resulting in a product that can be repurposed as base oils or lubricants.

What plastic waste do garages produce?2024-03-05T21:04:31+00:00

The primary source of plastic waste in auto repair shops stems from vehicle bodywork, such as bumpers, body panels, and interior modifications. The recyclability of this waste varies with the type of plastic. We aim to prevent this waste from reaching landfills, where it could contribute to pollution through the leaching of plastic chemicals into the soil, air, and water.

Additionally, garages produce a lesser amount of plastic waste from food packaging and the wrapping of parts and other items. While small quantities can be placed in dry mixed recycling containers, there are also specialised plastic recycling options available.

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