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Serious information for motor vehicle dismantlers

We keep you up to date with every aspect of the industry
If you're involved in end of life vehicle depollution then this site is for you. Whether you are an ATF just involved with depollution or a vehicle dismantler who sells used parts and salvage, then our aim is to keep you up to date with changes affecting your industry.

There was a time when we simply got on with the job and the rest of the world left us alone but times have changed. Now we are an integral part of the waste industry (although it's always been hard to understand) and we have to keep abreast of all the changes affecting our businesses.

To make finding what you want easy, the most recent articles are listed in the right hand column and below you will find links to our past emails.

Editor Chris Floate
ATF Professional's editor, Chris Floate.
ATF Professional's editor, is Chris Floate. Chris has been involved with writing and editing magazines which cover our industry since the mid 1980's. Having a background prior to this in technical writing, Chris took on the editorship of Recycling World in 1987. The title was aimed at those individuals and businesses involved in recycling. At the time this was mainly scrap metal and vehicle dismantling. During his 14 years, the recycling industry developed from what was very much a financially driven market to the environmentally driven market it is today.

Recycling world was at the forefront of this fast changing and developing market, giving in depth analysis and direction to the growing need for environmental awareness. Whilst still editor of Recycling World, in 1998 Chris took on the editorship of The Landscaper, the leading magazine for the landscape trades.

Over the last 15 years, Chris has also edited the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers' Association and as such has experienced the many changes to our industry first hand. In ATF Professional he shares that wealth of knowledge with the whole industry.

Latest stories

You have to know what to do with the latest technology
To process hybrids and electric vehicles you need the right kit, such as this lock to prevent service plugs being accidently refitted or the insulated hook to pull someone away in the event of electrocution. And there's plenty more - RecoAuto's Andy Latham explains...
Brexit and the weak pound
With the pound taking a big hit since Brexit, we wanted to know what the impact has been for the auto recycler.
EA takes a closer look at ebay
Anyone who is a legitimate vehicle dismantler has been more than dismayed at the ease at which an illegal operator can sell his parts on eBay, often at a more competitive price as he doesn’t carry anywhere near the same overhead.
CIWM report takes on the future of reuse
Stakeholders across the UK believe more can and should be done to stimulate reuse but a number of barriers need addressing, according to a report launched today by incoming CIWM President Professor Margaret Bates. As we are probably at the forefront of re-use, we thought this report should be of interest.
Electronics & Cars Recycling in Macau
ICM AG has distributed the program for its Electronics and Cars Recycling conference, taking place from November 15 – 18, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel.
Increased salvage transparency
We have previously mentioned issues concerning the sale of vehicles at auction and what becomes of them many times in the past so it’s good to reports something positive.
Scotland’s cash ban comes into force
It’s a few years now since the England and Wales saw the demise of cash paid for scrap metals and end of life vehicles. but since September 1st, 2016 Scotland’s scrap merchants and vehicle dismantlers can no longer pay cash and must now verify the identity of the seller.
Major expansion at FAB Recycling
What do you do when your own success holds you back? That’s where Fab Recycling were, having outgrown their existing site and needing more capacity to continue going forward. Well that problem is now behind them with the recent acquisition of a 6.5 acre site in Cinderford.