Would you like to decommission your vehicle as an End of Life vehicle? Here you'll find all the information you'll need about our free take-back service of End of Life vehicles..
THE TAKE BACK
End of Life vehicles at Jeep®
Decommissioning your vehicle as an End of life vehicle
If you would like to decommission your vehicle as an end-of-life vehicle, please take note of the following:
In order to deregister your end-of-life vehicle you will need a so-called certificate of destruction. The certificate of destruction confirms that your vehicle was properly disposed of.
The certificate of destruction (COD) is issued by a certified Automotive Treatment Facility (ATF) or a manufacturer approved take-back station. A copy of the COD will be provided to the registered keeper of the vehicle and the vehicle licensing agency will be automatically notified by electronic means.
In order to achieve simple disposal of your end-of-life vehicle, Chrysler maintains a nationwide network of take-back stations, which take back your used Chrysler free of charge.
Our contracted dismantling operators are certified and fulfil all the legal requirements. Furthermore, they are audited according to our quality criteria and subjected to our monitoring.
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Our simple waste-disposal process
What happens after the take-back?
Firstly, the vehicle will be depolluted according to the legal requirements in which all of the vehicles operating fluids (e.g. oil, brake fluid) are removed and recycled.
Subsequently the reusable parts and recoverable materials are dismantled. The recoverable materials such as glass, tyres and large plastic parts etc. are fed into separate recycling streams.
The remaining bodywork is shredded, separated into different categories and then as far as possible lead back into the economic cycle.
The legal details about the End of Life take-back service
The EU-Directive 2000/53/EG concerning the take-back of end-of-life vehicles has been implemented in the UK through the end-of-life vehicle legislation and its relevant provisions. The UK regulations came into force on 3rd March 2005.
Terms and conditions for free of charge take-back
Since the legislation came into force, you have, as our customers (last holder of the vehicle) the opportunity to return your used vehicle to the manufacturer. Your vehicle must fulfil the following requirements:
1. It must be either:
A passenger vehicle with a maximum of 9 seats
A commercial vehicle with a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes
2. From 1st January 2007 all vehicles became eligible for free of charge take-back. However, the vehicle must also fulfil the following criteria for this free of charge service:
All significant components such as the engine (motor, gearbox etc), chassis, body work, catalytic converter or electronic control unit are present in the vehicle.
There is no waste in the vehicle
The vehicle is or was registered in a member state of the European Union for a minimum duration of one month.
The vehicle registration documents are submitted with the vehicle
WASTE BATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS REGULATIONS 2009
The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulation 2009 is the UK implementation of the European Union Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive 2006/66/EC which came into force in May 2009.
This directive is designed to reduce the impact of waste batteries on the environment and increase recycling.
Jeep UK Batteries Producer Registration Number is BPRN00813
The regulations cover three categories of batteries
Portable Batteries (including re-chargeable batteries)
: used to start, ignite and light automotive vehicles.
: normally used to power industrial machinery, this category also includes batteries used to power ‘hybrid’ motor vehicles.
: usually sealed and found in the sort of appliances that can easily be carry around, such as torches, mobile phones, MP3 players, calculators and car remote locking \ alarm controls.
Disposal of Used Batteries
Under the Waste Batteries Regulation batteries are not allowed to go to landfill or be incinerated so cannot be included with ordinary refuse and must now be sent for recycling.
To comply with the Waste Batteries Regulation Chrysler UK has contracted Autogreen, Chryslers / Jeeps vehicle recycling partner, who will guarantee the take back of qualifying automotive batteries at no cost to the final holder.
Autogreen can be contacted via their website www.rewardingrecycling.co.uk
Producers placing automotive batteries on the UK market must offer collection of these batteries from a final holder of batteries should a request be made. Under the regulations the final holder is defined as someone who in the normal course of their business removes batteries from automotive vehicles. Free collection does not include that from private customers who can dispose of batteries at civic amenity sites.
Jeep UK does not place these types of batteries on the UK market.
Collection points are available at places such as larger supermarkets and shops, DIY stores as well as civic amenity sites.
To find out more about recycling batteries please telephone your local council or visit their web site, you can also visit web sites such as recycle-more