This project was designed to identify methods of collection and vehicle disassembly that optimize the net value of post consumer vehicles in terms of recyclable material recovery in addition to conventional recovery of reusable parts. The project included pilot field studies to evaluate the use of ÃƒÂ´on-siteÃƒÂ¶ collection and dismantling methods where materials were separated into target material categories at the point of generation prior to collection. Field trials were also conducted to evaluate sorting and identification of parts by plastic resin type. Sorted material was then sent to
end markets for evaluation to confirm material delivery requirements and to determine their acceptability as an alternative feedstock in manufacturing processes.