Halfords Autocentres and the Environment

At Halfords Autocentres, we take our environmental responsibility seriously, which is why we invest millions of pounds each year to ensure we recycle as much of our waste as possible. We're proud to be one of the recognised leaders in waste management and recycling in the auto repairs industry.

Last year, we hit our target of recycling 95% of all waste produced, including just under half a million tyres. This recycled material is used for important things such as providing energy, building sea defences, or for use within industrial machinery.

We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact. Our tough CO2 and recycling targets demonstrate that we're behaving in the most responsible and sustainable way possible, so we can pass these savings on to you, the customer.

Want to make even bigger cost and carbon savings?

There're lots of things you can do minimise your environmental impact after you've left our garages. For example, did you know that by regularly servicing your car, you can reduce your annual fuel usage by up to 10%? Try our quick and easy tips to reduce your fuel consumption today.

The small print

  • 100% of our collected tyres are recycled. The disposal of waste tyres is governed by UK law. Tyres must be disposed of by a registered waste carrier. Waste tyre producers, such as ourselves (from customers' cars) are responsible for ensuring that all tyres are collected and disposed of in accordance with the law and only by a licensed waste carrier. We always ensure that before we hand tyres over to a collection agent that they are from our authorised waste contractor.
  • We keep records of all tyres disposed of by keeping consignment/waste transfer notes on site at the autocentre and we ensure that they are stored securely.
  • Our waste tyres are collected and disposed of by Avanti/Automotive Waste Solutions (AWS) and are disposed of in accordance with the law. Disposal involves shredding the tyres - they are then sometimes used as aggregate replacement for landfill sites or as firing agents and secondary energy sources, typically in cement kilns.
  • Each tyre sold by us includes a £2 fee to recover the costs of running our waste contract, administration of the paperwork required, the manual handling and storage of the tyres from the vehicle and the transportation and disposal of the tyres in a safe and secure way. When we set the fee we take into account our overall tyre pricing approach on the sale of tyres and what we need to include for valve, balance and disposal.
  • If products and services are booked in centre then the disposal charge will be added accordingly based on product type such as oil, parts or tyres. However the disposal charge is included in the price when booking online.