Let’s Talk Recalls: Shredders, Self Service, & Scrap Auto Recyclers in the Spotlight

What do Shredders, Self Service and Scrap Yards have as an advantage in the removal of defective Takata airbags?     


Large Volume Auto Recycling Operations could have an intake of 3,000 to 30,000 whole “end-of-life” vehicles per year. That volume of vehicles translates into opportunity when it comes to the defective Takata airbags which can be reclaimed through RAS’ buyback* program. With millions of airbags on recall, your volume provides the largest pool of vehicles to recover from.


Most Shredders, Self Service, & Scrap yards are buying in the sweet spot of average unit price of vehicles, at

$150-350. The lower your average unit pricing is, the better your ROI with recovering defective Takata airbags.


Are most of your vehicles purchased in the 2000 – 2010 age range?  If yes, you are in the sweet spot of vintage for defective Takata airbags. There are currently 15 makes, 63 models and 15 years of coverage in the RAS buyback program, most are in the 2000-2010 range. Plus, we are always working to add additional makes and models.

PROCESS-Time & Labor

All Shredders, Self Service, & Scrap yards have a documented, well-rehearsed process to ensure that catalytic converters, aluminum wheels, fluids, gases, Mercury switches, batteries, lead weights, wire, and tires are removed efficiently at the lowest possible labor cost.


Based on volume, unit pricing, vintage, and process, opting into RAS’ Airbag Recovery Program will enhance your Corporate Responsibility while returning a healthy revenue stream. It’s a Win-Win.


Defined as a corporation’s initiatives “to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing”. Create an Airbag Recovery Program and establish your company as a responsible Corporate Leader in your Industry and Community. Automotive safety recalls are not going away.


Still not convinced? Is labor the issue? We have a labor solution that may work for you. Call Paul at 401-458-9080.

*Not all automakers participate in the RAS airbag buy back program.

Katie the “Recall Gal” and Paul the “Recall Guy” represent the RAS Recall Team. Their Mission is to rid the planet of defective Airbags.

Want to join the Mission?
Call our Recall Team 877-829-1553 x 160