Mandatory removal of materials

Among other materials, 962,687 kilos of automotive tyres and 885,820 litres of oil were collected in 2022

At ARN, we spearhead sustainable car-dismantling and the reuse and recycling of materials. Since our inception, in 1993, ARN has reported every year to the Netherlands’ government on the waste materials that have been collected and the percentages of those materials that were recycled.

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Car dismantling companies constitute the first link in the car-recycling chain. This is where end-of-life vehicles are brought to and where the parts and materials that must, mandatorily, be removed – such as tyres and oil – are removed almost immediately. Parts that can be sold on are then dismantled.

At ARN’s request, the materials that are mandatorily removed from end-of-life vehicles are collected by transport companies and taken to specialised recycling companies, where they are processed into materials that can be reused.

962,687 kilograms of tyres were collected by companies affiliated to ARN in 2022.

Post shredder technology

Car bumpers and glass may be removed manually. However, given that they can be separated from the other materials using post-shredder technology in the PST factory, car-dismantling companies usually leave them in place.

From the tables it can be seen which residual materials are involved and exactly how much of them was recycled in 2022.

Material collection, car recycling

Materials (in kg)Reuse (A = Wi-Wb-ARN)Recycling (B1)Energy recovery (C1)Total recovery (D1 = B1 + C1)Disposal (E1)
Non-chlorinated mineral oil0823.81317.716841.52944.291
Oil filters011.5227.24618.7680
Brake fluids036.52578537.3101.964
Anti-freeze fluids0201.13410.586211.720317.580
Liquefied gas tanks075.860075.8600
Lead batteries00000
End-of-life tyres962.6872.275.4431.137.7223.413.1650
Waste not specified elsewhere00000
Other items dismantled31.891.636
Total (in kg) 32.856.6803.554.7181.174.0554.728.773381.345
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