Independent Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATF) that have not signed contracts with car manufacturers are being invited by Sims Group to join a network of depollution facilities.
Sims is guaranteeing to assist those facilities that join in meeting vehicle recycling targets more easily and cost effectively.
The End-of-Life Vehicles regulations makes manufacturers and un-contracted ATFs responsible for achieving a reuse, recycling and recovery target of 85%, by weight, by 2006. This increases to 95% by 2015.
The company intends to provide an independent package of support to ATFs by providing certificates of recycling to help bridge the gap to the 85% target.
Sims managing director Tom Bird said: "Sims has made a considerable investment in post shredder technologies to recover polymers and other non-metallics from End-of-Life Vehicles cost effectively. We are confident of achieving significant recovery rates, helping our customer achieve their obligations."