parts now taken at Highbridge's Isleport Recycling Centre
in the Burnham-On-Sea area can from today (Monday) take vehicle
parts to Highbridge's Isleport Recycling Site for the first time.
new chargeable service is expected to help mainly car, motorcycle
and mobile home enthusiasts who do their own repairs and improvements.
for single components, such as an unrimmed car tyre, start at
£3.50, many small parts are at £4.20 per item, with
prices up to £103.80 for an under body structure.
full list of vehicle parts taken and their costs can be found
on the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) website or in a leaflet
at the Highbridge recycling site.
hoped that by making it easier and more convenient to recycle
or dispose of vehicle parts, the improved service will also discourage
with vehicle parts should contact site staff when they arrive
to check costs, pay by cash, cheque or card, and receive their
being brought to a site, items that would usually contain fuel,
water, lubricants or other fluids must be drained, and those that
might contain an electrical charge must be discharged," said
few vehicle parts will not be taken. Because of their small explosive
charges, airbags, items containing airbags from steering
wheels and dashboards to seats and upholstery and seat
belt tensioners or belt assemblies containing tensioners cannot
not accepted are items that contain or could contain asbestos,
such as brake pads or clutch assemblies. These must be double
bagged in plastic and sealed before being deposited without a
charge at Highbridge."
vehicle parts are not classified as household waste, the changes
to accept them at household recycling centres have been agreed
by Somerset Waste Partnership and site operator Viridor with the
Environment Agency, which licence such waste facilities."
parts recycling or disposal is not available to businesses or
traders. Residents who need further guidance on what vehicle parts
are accepted and the charges can click