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Charles Trent: No Cash Payments for Salvage Vehicles


No Cash Payments for Salvage Vehicles at Charles TrentIt seems that more vehicle recyclers are heading down the route of not taking cash for payment, the latest news comes from Charles Trent, one of the leading experts in vehicle recycling, who are making some important changes to how they accept payment for salvage vehicles at their sites.

As of the 1st February 2020, cash payments for salvage vehicles will not be accepted at Charles Trent sites.


No Cash Payments for Salvage Vehicles at Charles TrentYou will still be able to pay cash into a Charles Trent bank account for any vehicle(s) won at their auction and they will continue to accept payments for salvage vehicles via debit cards at their sites.

Small cash payments can be made for storage fees, but please contact their team ahead of collection to confirm that you are intending to pay via this method.

If you have any questions regarding any of this information, Charles Trent salvage auction support team can be contacted on 01202 744194 (ext. 403) or by emailing

Please note, car parts purchased with cash aren’t affected, unless over the legal threshold.


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.