Scrapping Vehicles: What You Need to Know

How can I get rid of my car? Scrap it? Give it away? These are probably the options mulled over by every scrap car owner. In UK alone, every year almost 7 to 8 million used cars are sold and nearly 3 million are scrapped. The EU has introduced strict environmental rules on how cars should be disposed of through its End of Life Vehicle Directive. New rules to stop metal theft have had a curious impact of making it illegal for a dealer to offer cash for scrapping your old car.

So, what is the best way to get rid of scrap cars? Where can you get the best price for your end-of-life vehicle? How will you determine that the dealer is not some rogue who will take you car, yet leave you liable for potential speeding tickets and fines? It is very important to find a reliable breakers yard in London. You do not need to trawl round dodgy car breaking yards for that. Just Google “sell my car in London” and up comes dozens of companies who will offer scrap car collection in London and pay you as well.

But, are they safe? Well, the scrap car for cash company you choose must be a registered scrap dealer. The company must meet certain requirements of scrapping end-of-life (ELV) vehicles. Will they pay cash? Are they definitely going to scrap the vehicle? Some research about the scrap car company will help you strike a good deal.

They will take almost any type of damaged or salvaged car that exists. It is legal requirement that all scrap cars must go to Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). All car breakers yard in London must have licence issued by the Environmental Agency or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency ensuring that the scrapped vehicles will not cause any harm to the environment. The scrap car company must appropriately recycle the damaged vehicle.

As a scrap car owner, you also have certain responsibilities. You must inform the DVLA if you send your vehicle to scrap. You must do research before scrapping you car for cash. Under the EU directive, the car owners are responsible for the ensuring the proper recycling and disposition of your car. Reputed car companies like Ford and Toyota are linked up with sites like and for recycling car.

There are also many companies that will take away your scrap cars and donate the money to charity. Whatever way choose to dispose of you ELV make sure to do it in the most environment-friendly manner.

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