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Renault and Nissan score first with waste disposal

Renault and Nissan have become the first carmakers to offer their UK dealership networks a total waste management programme.

Tyres, batteries, solvents, oil and plastic bumpers as well redundant fluorescent tubes can be collected from workshops and showrooms by one single provider. The package, which has been developed by Automotive Waste Solutions, comes after a six-month trial with 15 dealers.

Now the programme is being rolled out to the 600-strong retail networks with AWS reporting high levels of interest. Doug Cook, Nissan's aftersales director, says: “This agreement will take the headache out of waste disposal in our network. The six-month trail has proved very successful, with participating dealerships already seeing significant improvements in the way their waste is managed.”

The collection service is expected to help Renault and Nissan retailers cope with requirements of the EU's End of Life Vehicle directive by providing audit trails and updates on new legislation.

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