End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling consists of an interesting series of steps. The logistics of these old vehicles can be challenging as these vehicles often are broken. The de-pollution of the cars consists of taking out the fluids (petrol, oils, de-frost fluids) as well as some interesting fractions that have either hazardous characteristics or value (such as the catalytic converter). A shredding process follows after which the ferrous metals are separated.
Post-Shredder technology separates the non-ferrous metals as well as plastics and minerals.