Vehicle part recycling and disposal

Special arrangements with charges have been introduced for vehicle parts, which are not classified as household waste, to be accepted at ten recycling sites:

Bridgwater (Saltlands)
Chard
Frome
Highbridge
Minehead
Street
Taunton (Priorswood)
Wellington (Poole)
Williton
Yeovil

Item charges

Vehicle part recycling and disposal charges (not open to traders). Valid from 3 April 2017.

This service is open to members of the public bringing in domestically-generated vehicle parts. Businesses, including traders dealing in vehicle parts, cannot use these facilities. There is no restriction on the quantity of vehicle parts accepted on site or the number of visits to dispose of vehicle parts. Deposited parts become the property of sites operator Viridor and are not available for purchase or ‘swapping’.

On arrival with chargeable items or materials, you should contact a staff member before unloading, show them the items or materials, pay with a credit or debit card, and get and keep a receipt.

These cannot be accepted at any recycling site, because they contain small explosive charges:

  • airbags
  • items containing airbags from steering wheels and dashboards
  • seat belt tensioners or belt assemblies containing tensioners

Items that contain or could contain asbestos, for example, brake pads and clutch assemblies, can be accepted as a vehicle part, see the price list for what we charge. These items must be double bagged in plastic, and sealed before being taken to one of seven sites below that accept asbestos (phone the site in advance to check that space is available).

Bridgwater (Saltlands)
Frome
Highbridge
Minehead
Street
Taunton (Priorswood)
Yeovil

Items that could contain fuel, water, lubricants or other fluids, such as brake lines or cylinders, fuel pumps or heater water systems, must be fully drained, and any part that could hold an electrical charge, must be discharged.

All vehicles and people using a site must adhere to the Visitor’s Health and Safety policy – ask Viridor staff for details. Customers must take reasonable steps to protect themselves and other users of the facilities, including supplying their own personal protective equipment and clothing, if necessary. Consider manual handling issues before taking heavy vehicle parts to a recycling centre. Recycling centre staff cannot help with unloading or moving particularly heavy items.