STEVE BANNER visits Trevor Wigley & Son to learn about its vehicle dismantling business, how it can benefit operators and the sustainability benefits of the company
Ever wondered where buses that are no longer wanted go to die? Odds are that they end up in a vast yard just outside Barnsley in South Yorkshire occupied by specialist vehicle dismantlers Trevor Wigley & Son Bus Ltd.
Once there they are stripped of any usable parts which can then be sold to operators at a cost considerably lower than that of a brand-new item. "Typically you're talking half the price," said company director, Mark Wigley.
The components concerned are of course being recycled, and that ticks a vitally-important environmental box. Any business that tenders for work is likely to find that the tender document will contain questions about what it is doing to minimise its impact on the ecosystem, and a policy of recycling parts wherever possible and practical is always worth highlighting.