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How you can dispose and recycle vehicle parts at Somerset's recycling sites

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Introduction

Vehicle parts that are not from a business and are not classified as household waste are accepted at the following recycling sites:

There is no restriction on the number of vehicle parts accepted. Deposited parts become the property of the sites operator and are not available for purchase or exchange.

Businesses, including traders dealing in vehicle parts, cannot use these facilities.

The following items cannot be accepted at any recycling site, because they contain small explosive charges:

  • airbags
  • items containing airbags from steering wheels and dashboards
  • seat belt tensioners
  • belt assemblies containing tensioners

Charges and payment

You can find vehicle part recycling and disposal charges here  (not open to traders). Charges are valid from 1 April 2023.

Please see our on-site charges for disposing of motor vehicle tyres.

Presentation

On arrival at the site, contact staff before unloading and show them the items or materials. You can pay with a credit or debit card, make sure you keep receipt.

Items that could contain asbestos

Brake pads and clutch assemblies for example can be accepted as a vehicle part. Visit our on-site charges page for a list of prices. These items must be double bagged in plastic and sealed before being taken to one of the sites below. You will need to phone the site in advance to check that space is available.

Items that contain liquids

Items that could contain fuel, water, lubricants or other fluids, such as brake lines or cylinders, fuel pumps or heater water systems must be fully drained. And any part that could hold an electrical charge must be discharged.

Last reviewed: April 18, 2024 by Neil

Next review due: October 18, 2024

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