How to Scrap a Car.


Getting the best prices with minimum hassle.

As the internet has evolved, a previously long-winded and complicated task such as scrapping a car has become easier than ever. Rather than having to locate and then contact a number of local scrap yards for the different prices, Scrap My Car brings a wealth of competitive quotations right to your computer screen.

The first step on the road to getting rid of your unwanted vehicle is to let us find the best price based on your circumstances. To do this, simply enter your postcode and vehicle registration and we'll locate the most suitable Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) based on your location. We will also be able to match our quote to the exact make and model of your vehicle, ensuring that our scrap car price is tailored to you.

All of our prices are guaranteed and there are no hidden charges or nasty fees to be wary of. We aim to be as transparent as possible in our service and pricing, and the quote that you receive on-screen will be the amount we pay you for your unwanted car. If you're happy with the figure then go ahead and accept our offer to begin the process of turning your unwanted car into useful money.

Finding a good, reliable and authorised ATF.

The biggest problem most people face when scrapping car is actually getting it to an ATF without incurring huge delivery or collection fees. At Scrap My Car, we are committed to offering our customers only the best service and will arrange for the collection of your scrap vehicle COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE.

Yes, you read that correctly - our professional and courteous teams of vehicle collection agents are on hand to relieve you of your scrap car at a time and date that is convenient to you. We'll contact you at the earliest opportunity during office hours once you've confirmed acceptance of our offer so you won't have to lift a finger.

We are proud to only work with ATFs which are car recycling centres that have been licensed by the DVLA following a stringent vetting process. We can therefore guarantee that your scrap car will be treated in a safe and environmentally friendly manner as per the high environmental standards of the ELV Directive. In Britain, we are now targeted to recycle at least 95% of each vehicle which is taken to an approved ATF and we will only be able to maintain this figure if people continue to use these services rather than unlicensed alternatives.

Getting the paper work right to keep you legal.

Once the car has been successfully recycled, you will be issued with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) which is essential for two reasons. Firstly, this proves that your vehicle has been disposed of by a licensed ATF as only those with access to the DVLA system can produce a genuine CoD for your vehicle. Secondly, this document confirms that you no longer hold any legal responsibility for the car which ultimately protects you should it ever be linked to criminal activity in the future.

The importance of using ATFs cannot be stressed enough. By using unlicensed premises, there are no guarantees that your car will be disposed of at all and it is now against the law to pay cash for scrap cars in the UK. With so many accredited operators available through Scrap My Car, we aim to take the stress out of searching through countless yards by giving you the best prices from legally operating ATFs across the UK.

Find out how much your scrap car is worth today with our no-obligation, instant quotation tool and get a great price whilst knowing that your car is being recycled in a safe, legal and environmentally friendly way!