Toyota has launched a new scheme that ensures that when a vehicle comes to the end of its life, recycling is carried out to the highest environmental standards and in line with legal requirements.
The first step of the Rewarding Recycling scheme is to enter the registration number and postcode on the Toyota website, generating an instant valuation for the car. Owners can then select their preferred Toyota centre for dropping off their vehicle, and at the time of the hand-over they will be given a PIN. Entering this number online will automatically generate payment of the agreed vehicle value by BACS to the customer's chosen bank account, making the whole process secure and cash-less.
After being received by the Toyota centre, the vehicle will be collected for final disposal by Autogreen, which has been Toyota's end-of-life vehicle recycling partner since 2005. Autogreen's processes fully comply with UK and European standards and ensure that recyclable vehicle parts and materials are recovered and any waste generated is disposed of safely and responsibly.
Thomas Rosselle, Toyota manager CSR and environmental affairs, said: "We've introduced Rewarding Recycling not only to make the job of disposing of their car simpler for customers, but also to ensure the process is done in an environmentally responsible way. Putting this system in place supports our 360-degree environmental leadership that extends all the way from initial vehicle design, through production and customer ownership through to end-of-life recycling to the highest standards."
Rewarding Recycling means customers can organise vehicle disposal through people they can trust at the participating Toyota centres and can be sure of being paid a fair price. Toyota will also accept other makes of vehicle through the scheme, too, dealt with in the same way.
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