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Training
Autodrain Wheel Popper

F Gas Training with AutoDrain

AutoDrain offer fully accredited F Gas training at their IMI awards centre in Leeds, designed to provide you with refresher training, assessment and accreditation. The course includes both theory and practical sections in small friendly classes. From 4th July 2010 it is a legal requirement for anyone dealing with refrigerant gas in ELVs to hold this qualification. To book please call or email.

Depollution Training with AutoDrain.

AutoDrain have over twenty years of experience as an ATF, and use this experience to provide high quality depollution training. We will take you through the full depollution process using a combination of theoretical and practical teaching to ensure you are fully competent in all areas of ELV depollution. To book please call or email.
Autodrain web site
Contact Autodrain by email or telephone: 0113 2059332
Address: AutoDrain, Wakefield Road,Rothwell Haigh, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 OSB

Crow LPG removal

Crow Training

We offer a comprehensive range of courses, from simple operator induction through to city and guilds qualification for all de-pollution activity
Crow Environmental web site
Contact Crow Environmental by email or telephone: 01473 290267
Address: Crow Environmental Ltd, 3 The Quadrangle Centre, The Drif, Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QR

Vortex training

Vortex ELV Training

Full ELV training programme inc safe removal and storage of air conditioning fluids, air bag deployment, fuel extraction, oil and other fluid removal, safe use of hydraulic cutters and cutter maintenance, legislation and health and safety issues relating to ELV de-pollution.
Vortex Depollution web site
Contact Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd by email
or telephone: 01246 589601
Address: Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd, Bidestone House, Astwith Close, Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S42 5UR

If you supply a service or product to Authorised Treatment Facilities that are involved with depolluting and dismantling end of life vehicles and would like to appear in this listing then please contact us. If there isn't a particular category for your service, then we shall consider adding a new category.

Listings cost £145 per annum +vat for the first entry and £35+vat per entry for further listings under different classifications. For further details, please contact us by email or telephone us on 01544 267140.

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Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.