If you want to get rid of your old, worn out car, while helping to protect the environment, visit ŠKODA AUTO authorized retailers (sales or service partners) and ask about the possibility of disposing of your car for free through our providers ensuring high efficient environmental friendly recycling processes. Other end of life products we can take care of for you include tyres, electronic devices or starter and portable batteries and accumulators. Authorized retailers will accept these parts from you as a part of the take-back service, or give you an advice as to where you may dispose of them free of charge.ŠKODA AUTO cares about how the car parts replaced during repairs, take-back products or end of life vehicles are handled. Therefore, when selecting our waste management providers, we prefer those who are able to ensure the maximum re-use of all materials (waste, secondary raw materials). As a result, only a small amount of unusable waste is dumped in landfill sites.
All ŠKODA AUTO models are certified in line with the European directive 2005/64/EC that specifies the requirements on materials, parts labelling and recycling quota. This means that the majority of the materials used in a vehicle are recyclable (min. 85% of the car’s weight) or energetically usable (10%). This means that less than 5% of the car’s weight is unusable by the current recycling technologies and usually ends up at landfills.