We’re always looking at ways to increase the amount we recycle and are currently trying to cut down on the number of trips we make to the recycling plants. By trialling tyre compressors at some of our Centres we can start the recycling process ourselves and minimise transport. To help us with our tyre recycling efforts, all we ask for from you is a small amount per tyre, which you will see included in your bill. We’ve commissioned experts who have completed full environmental surveys on our Centres rating us on everything from the state of the walls, the amount of waste we produce, even the amount of noise we create.
At Kwik Fit we’ve always taken our responsibility to the environment seriously, employing reputable waste management companies to dispose of all our waste products. But wherever possible we like to view worn out parts not as rubbish, but as the raw product for something else. You might be surprised to discover that the dirty oil from your engine is re-processed to become marine oil and that aluminium is extracted from your old oil filters. We replace more than five million tyres a year, and we reprocess all of them. Your tyres become part of anything from equestrian or sports pitches, carpet underlay, drainage systems, roof tiles, road and playground surfaces, even laminate flooring!