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Starting a car junkyard in Poland


Mooselimb
23 Sep 2011 #1
How is the idea to start a car junkyard in Poland?To find popular cars and get contracts from insurance companies for junked accidental cars?My brother in law has made millions in USA,I wonder if that will be successfull in Poland as I own 9000m2 land on warsaw terespol highway with 21 mtr wide direct enterance,computerising it,I was wondering what are the envoirenmental laws in Poland for discharge of fluids from the cars?Also I am looking for a consultant in this field but cannot find one.ANY HELP?
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
23 Sep 2011 #2
buy one car at a time and sell off the parts. Start small.
pip 10 | 1,659
23 Sep 2011 #3
so you want to pollute Poland and make money off it too? you have been in America for too long. That is the American dream, no?
Wroclaw Boy
23 Sep 2011 #4
I think thats a good idea, the Poles are incredibly resourceful and that means if they can buy an old used car part for a fraction of the price of new - they will.

buy one car at a time and sell off the parts. Start small.

Nah dont do that, you'd probably end up giving up before you even started.

A well stocked yard with a variety of beat up cars is the way to go, it will not fail. You could import old scrapped cars from Germany.

To find popular cars and get contracts from insurance companies for junked accidental cars?

That will be tough, boxes of chocolates and stuffed envelopes all round for that one.

In the UK you have to pay for old cars to be scrapped these day, if the transport costs made sense stock would not be a an issue from the UK.

I was wondering what are the envoirenmental laws in Poland for discharge of fluids from the cars?

That will not be an issue. Collect the fluids then dispose of at the appropriate sites.
OP Mooselimb
23 Sep 2011 #5
That will be tough, boxes of chocolates and stuffed envelopes all round for that one

I like that makes business so easy:)

so you want to pollute Poland and make money off it too? you have been in America for too long. That is the American dream, no?

Why not? aint you doing it?
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,848
23 Sep 2011 #6
so you want to pollute Poland and make money off it too?

that's not pollution, it's recycling, as long as the fluids are disposed of correctly, it's a great idea, there's a place near me here in UK that does very well....
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
23 Sep 2011 #7
I listen to loads of business ideas every week and this is one of the best I have heard recently. It sounds like you have the land you need and in a good location, the Poles love stuff like this i.e a cheaper option. Good luck if you decide to go for it and keep posting here with any questions you need answers for.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
23 Sep 2011 #8
I needed to scrap an old Passat a few years ago. The junkyard weighed it and gave me just over 300PLN. To be honest, I'd have paid that to get it out of my sight. The car was mostly junk but there were several newish parts and a windscreen that cost me 700PLN only the year before I scrapped it. I'm sure the junkyard took that Passat to bits and made a fair bit more than they paid. It could be a good business, especially as the numbers of cars on the road is increasing all the time.
OP Mooselimb
23 Sep 2011 #9
if you decide to go for it and keep posting here with any questions you need answers for.

Thx!I am coming to poland this weekend and will start to work on it,I still need a consultant who could help me put step in insurance companies,I already have a computer programme for the parts inventory that starts with most of the cars in europe after1980,and I was thinking to but a modular home/office and put on the land and am talking to a rack dealer in germany,this project as I thought is not cheap but still workable,my brother in law here in usa who is in business says it is a long time project but will take atleast 2/3 years to start yielding money.But I do need a contact for aquiring junked cars from the insurance companies,police resources,car dealers etc AND A BABY SITTER* FOR ME AS I DONT SPEAK POLISH FLUENTLY.
Wedle
23 Sep 2011 #10
Thx!I am coming to poland this weekend and will start to work on it

There are several scrapyards in Warsaw, you see them all over Poland as you drive around, there is one just out by Janki, I don't know the name of the company maybe you can find it on google.
pip 10 | 1,659
23 Sep 2011 #11
I agree that it is recycling and I also think the car parts is a good idea. My main issue is the stuff that leaks from the cars or doesn't get properly disposed of or even removed. If there is no policing of the chemicals then there is a good certainty that it won't get properly disposed of. Seriously, why do you think there is so much junk and garbage dumped in the forests. I don't think somebody will remove it out of the goodness of their heart.
beckski 12 | 1,617
23 Sep 2011 #12
The junkyard weighed it and gave me just over 300PLN. To be honest, I'd have paid that to get it out of my sight.

That's a good reason why the junkyard business may end up being very lucrative. It can be a win win situation for both the buyer & seller. When my old car needed some parts, I went to Ecology Auto Wrecking. Found the parts I needed, at a fraction of the cost, as opposed to buying them new from the dealership. Only problem... if the part you've picked from the car doesn't work, you're probably stuck with it.
rybnik 18 | 1,461
23 Sep 2011 #13
Keep us posted Moose! I'm sure there's a lot of us, who would find your adventure interesting.
Wroclaw Boy
23 Sep 2011 #14
If there is no policing of the chemicals then there is a good certainty that it won't get properly disposed of.

PIP seriously just shut up, i know you think you are the be all and end all of all businesses but you really dont have a clue here, as you dont have in other issues but thats another story.

So what pollutant chemicals do cars actually contain? This is actually really funny.

Lets cut to the basics: they may have a little bit of engine oil, they may have some antifreeze for the coolant, they will probably have some window wash too and if youre lucky a little bit of petrol (gas) or Diesel. Break fluid is another liquid, and perhaps A/C fluid.

Bloody women. Thinking they can change the world....
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
23 Sep 2011 #15
Lets cut to the basics:

And all of it should be disposed of (except window wash, I suppose..) properly.

Unless of course, you think chucking antifreeze down the drain along with some oil is a good idea.

You know, WB - you might have had a point, but the definition of pollutant -

Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water.

Therefore, by nature, cars have plenty of the stuff.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
24 Sep 2011 #16
How is the idea to start a car junkyard in Poland?

It is very dangerous business. It is possible to get poisoned by the lead ;)
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
24 Sep 2011 #17
Unless of course, you think chucking antifreeze down the drain along with some oil is a good idea.

don't chuck those fluids, everything has value. Especially for a junk yard.
pip 10 | 1,659
24 Sep 2011 #18
PIP seriously just shut up, i know you think you are the be all and end all of all businesses but you really dont have a clue here, as you dont have in other issues but thats another story.

seriously- got issues? You are pretty aggressive and not even through provocation. You are just making yourself look like an arse when you attack me for no reason.

I don't think I am the "be all and end all of all businesses" what I am is a foreigner who has started a business in Poland- perhaps somebody can relate.

Delph- I think you may be spot on with your observation.
peterweg 37 | 2,319
24 Sep 2011 #19
Unless of course, you think chucking antifreeze down the drain along with some oil is a good idea.

Doing that if you run a business is one way to get a jail sentence. You have to protect the ground otherwise you'd will be landed with massive bill to decontaminate it (more than the land is worth). I'd also think you would need planning permission and other licenses.
gumishu 11 | 5,762
24 Sep 2011 #20
that may well be true in the US or in Polish law - that can be a lot different in Polish practice though (if it weren't people wouldn't be dumping their garbage including old TV sets, chemical containers etc in forests - so no - most Polish people are not environmentally conscious - there is also a second side to it - local authorities tend to gang-deal with companies who charge exorbitant prices for taking your refuse to a landfill)
Richfilth 6 | 415
24 Sep 2011 #21
So what pollutant chemicals do cars actually contain? This is actually really funny.

Well let's see, there's engine oils, Mineral, Semi- and Synthetic. Plus Differential hypoid oil. Anti-freeze. Transmission fluid (ATF), brake fluid, Compressor gas (halogenated on older cars, a massive pollutant), more ATF in the clutch master and slave cylinders, and the power steering rack, plus the oil from broken shock absorbers and hydraulic struts for tailgates and bonnets, and then the nasty foam that's in the seats, sound insulation, dashboard and carpets for most models.

Once you've separated all those into their required EU bins for various recycling, and then paid someone else to take them away, you realise why there aren't so many legal scrapyards around. Add on top of that the insurance that companies should be paying for their employees working in a hazardous environment, and most scrapyards couldn't afford to operate legally.

With that in mind, I wish the best of luck to the OP, and if he ever gets his hand on spare parts for a BMW E30, let me know.
transafordable
27 Oct 2012 #22
i have a mate who has lots of transit vans and parts for sale who is looking to sell or export to poland anyone know some one who wants this type of supply from england get intouch with tf motors 07807634721
gtrapenberg - | 1
13 Feb 2014 #23
Hi Mooselimb,

I'm a documentary photographer from The Netherlands, and I'm interested if it eventually worked out with the car junkyard! I will be traveling to Warsaw in April and I'm looking for car junkyards and car enthousiasts, since that is the theme I will be working with. Could you email me at gilleamtrapenberg@gmail? Or send me your contact details. Cheers, Gilleam Trapenberg
g60edition 6 | 175
13 Feb 2014 #24
At my local scrap yard most if not all the VW and Audi diesels are put to one side as there are a few few Polish lads who pick them up on a transporter and take them back to PL.With regards to the oil keep it yourself as you can use it on an oil fired heater.My friend breaks cars here in the UK and heats his unit up for free with the old oil.He even gets given it by other local garages as they would have to pay to dispose of it.

With regards to the batteries he keeps them and a local metal scrap man gives him a few £ to take them off his hands.
The only issue he has is with aircon gas and brake/steering fluid.Its a win win,money for the parts and batteries and weigh in the shell once its stripped
Zuku26 - | 2
2 Jan 2015 #25
Did this venture come to light?
I'm actually searching for scrap yards in poland that are willing to ship car parts to the US.
pigsy 7 | 305
2 Jan 2015 #26
I'm actually searching for scrap yards in poland that are willing to ship car parts to the US.

Why dont you try junkyards in states? they are cheaper as shipping charges are expensive.
Zuku26 - | 2
2 Jan 2015 #27
I'm building a suzuki samurai and am looking for the dashboard and suspension from a Samurai/Sierra/Jimny from a newer year after it was discountined from US sales





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