CUSTOMERS of 60 North Recycling Ltd could be in for a surprise this winter as they may be lucky enough to win a brand new car when they recycle their old one.
The company has been a member of Car takeback.com, the UK’s largest manufacturer-approved scrap car recycling network, since 2007.
Cartakeback is to give away another brand new Mitsubishi Colt CZ1 to one lucky customer who disposes of their old car, when they either have it collected or deliver it themselves, to any of the authorised recycling bases up to the end of February next year. There is also £500 worth of Halfords vouchers to be won.
The aim of the competition, run in association with Keep Scotland Beautiful, the charity at the forefront of anti-litter, waste and sustainable development campaigns, is to promote the eco-friendly disposal route for end-of-ife vehicles offered by 60 North Recycling Ltd on behalf of Cartakeback and its contracted vehicle manufacturers.
Having disposed of their car at 60 North a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) can be issued to the customer using an electronic link with the DVLA vehicle registration database in Swansea, which ensures that they will no longer be legally responsible for the car.
Without a CoD, a vehicle owner could be fined in line with new laws on continuous registration or even held liable for any illegal activities, which if not disposed of through the proper route, could later be carried out in the vehicle or using the vehicle’s identification.
All customers need to do, after they have disposed of their old car and obtained their CoD, is visit the Cartakeback.com website at www.cartakeback.com and fill in the competition entry form. The competition entry form requires the Cartakeback identification number which can be found on the Certificate of Destruction.
60 North managing director Ian Kinniburgh said: “We work closely with our Cartakeback partners Shetland Amenity Trust to offer a free disposal service for complete old cars in Shetland and would encourage all last owners of vehicles to use the service to ensure no vehicles are abandoned.
“If they make sure that they provide their details from the V5 certificate we will be able to produce a Certificate of Destruction and they may be the lucky ones to win a new car.”