BMW's concept for recycling old cars seeks to avoid shredder residues in the recycling process to the greatest possible extent. Any absolutely unavoidable, non-utilizable residues are to be suitable for disposal at domestic waste sites.An important feature of this recycling concept is the removal of operating fluids and dismantling of any components, parts and materials worthy of further use from old cars. This corporate policy, supported by legal standards calls for the automobile recycler to meet increasing demands in terms of facilities and equipment as internal processes. Proper fulfilment of these requirements is indeed a fundamental prerequisite for companies wishing to be accepted within the network of recycling plants.Like the production of vehicles, the subsequent utilisation and recycling of vehicles must be considered in the light of economic criteria. This makes it essential to adjust the technologies applied to the size of the respective plants and the number of vehicles to be dismantled each year.