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FAB secure national agreement for disposal and recycling of police vehicles

85% target
Police forces nationally now recognise that not only do their vehicles need to be correctly disposed of but that significant savings can be made by using green parts for repair and maintenance of their fleets.
An agreement has been secured with FAB Recycling Ltd for the safe disposal and recycling of end-of-life police vehicles.

The agreement, which comes as a result of work carried out by the recently launched Regional Procurement Team on behalf of the Home Office and National Association of Police Fleet Managers, will run for a period of two years initially and provide a contracted means of disposal for end-of-life vehicles as well as the opportunity for forces to buy back non-safety related green parts.

The new contract, with FAB Recycling Ltd, can and will be used by all UK forces and a number of other public sector bodies. It meets all legal requirements as set out in the Vehicle End of Life (ELV) Regulations 2003/5, The Motor Vehicle Salvage Operations Regulations 2002 and all other current relevant European waste legislation.

A number of police forces have already been using recycled parts for several years and have made considerable cash savings over purchasing new parts. In West Yorkshire for example, during the 2011/12 financial year, the force saved over £44,000 on recycled crash repair parts alone and a further £61,000 on all other re-cycled parts.

Steve Thompson, Head of Transport for West Yorkshire Police and the Regional Lead for Fleet in Yorkshire and the Humber, said:, This contract not only provides a safe and effective means of disposing of end of life vehicles in accordance with all environmental legislation, it will also encourage a greater use of re-cycled parts across all UK Police forces hence providing for additional cash savings”

Head of Regional Collaboration, Deputy Chief Constable Mark Whyman, said of the project, “I’m immensely proud of the work that has been carried out by our new Regional Procurement Team and our Fleet specialists in support of this initiative. Not only will this benefit the four forces of our region, but all other police forces up and down the country. It is a clear example of what can be achieved through effective collaboration.”

Jason Cross, Managing Director of FAB Recycling Ltd, said, “We are very excited about what the future holds. This contract will enable FAB Recycling to further demonstrate to our partners the huge benefits that can be realised by using recycled parts. We have a clear vision for the future of the recycled parts market and are determined to push the boundaries of what has already been achieved to new and exciting levels. Our work has only been made possible with the on-going innovation and hard work of all here at FAB Recycling Ltd and by employing the services of forward thinking companies such as DH Systems and Bluesock. Our gratitude goes out to all involved”.

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