As of January 2005, all collectors that junk and deregister vehicles must be registered by the Government of Japan to pick up and properly dispose of your vehicle. Our registration number is #20471001107.
When you choose B&M Okinawa to junk and deregister your vehicle, you get a company that safely handles the entire process for you:
• Refunds given at the time of pick-up
• Work with a reputable company licensed by the Government of Japan
• All towing, paperwork, and recycling handled by us
• Automobiles, parts, fluorocarbons, and lubricants properly disposed of according to ELV recycling laws
If you need to dispose of your vehicle, contact us to schedule a time for pickup. Make sure that you have your current JCI paperwork and registration when we arrive.
The information below is provided by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to explain the ELV laws (End of Life Vehicle) and the importance of using registered collectors to promote safe automobile recycling. All quotes below can be found in the © JETRO Japan Economic Report, June-July 2006:
End-of-life Vehicle Recycling Law
The End-of-life Vehicle Recycling Law came into effect in January 2005 with the aim of lowering chlorofluorocarbon emissions, preventing illegal disposal of materials such as shredder dust and increasing vehicle recycling. Japan’s massive economy has boosted mass production, mass consumption and mass disposal. In recent years, however, awareness of environmental degradation, resource depletion and related problems has increased, emphasizing the importance of resource recycling and greater interest in environmental protection.
The end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling law, enacted in 2002 and put into force from January 2005, was prompted by the problem of insufficient landfill space, which led to illegal disposal of automobile shredder residue (ASR) generated when vehicles are scrapped. By systematizing vehicle recycling, the law specifies the responsibilities of car manufacturers and importers, the recycling fees to be paid by vehicle owners, and the registration and licensing of processors. The changes it has brought about have encouraged more companies to enter the field. Car ownership in Japan totals around 80 million vehicles, and as many as five million are disposed of yearly, so vehicle recycling is a key step in establishing a recycling-based economy in Japan.
The goals of the ELV recycling law are to ensure proper recycling of usable resources from ELVs and to cope with related environmental issues. Central to the law’s successful implementation is the Japan Automobile Recycling Promotion Center (JARC), certified by both the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment.
We are registered and authorized by local authorities to junk and deregister vehicles. We follow all regulations for recycling automobiles, including parts, lubricants, and fluorocarbons contained in your vehicle. We’ll pick up your car or vehicle anywhere in Okinawa and complete all the paperwork required for deregistration. In most cases disposal of the car is free. You can contact us to arrange for junking and deregistering your vehicle.