Frequently asked questions about scraping your car in the UK

do you need to scrap your car soon?
Here's the "how to" guide FOR BEGINNERS!

When should I scrap my car?

When the cost of fixing your car turns out to be more than it’s real value.

When it becomes to expensive to keep your car when it’s an old and you’re not really using it anymore.

When your car is lying abandoned somewhere on a property or in your garage.

When you’re not handy with the spanners and don’t have the time nor the room to store the car.

And especially when you’re looking forward to getting your hands on some money but without having the hassle of selling it the conventional way.

Why should I scrap my car?

Because of the laws in E.U that are very strict and say car owners must dispose of their old cars in an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).

Because the ATF is responsible for issuing the Certificate of Destruction (CoD) so you can rest assure you won’t be fined later.

Because there are governmental laws around the process of getting rid of an old vehicle.

If you don’t do it right you could find yourself in a bad position later and/or in a line for a big fine. Bigger than any scrap car value for sure.

how to scrap my vehicle?

Scrapping your vehicle needs to be an easy process and should always be free to get your car removed from it’s current location.

Yes, in the past (but not only in the past) people often had to pay to the local scrap yard guy to get the car collect by him.

This doesn’t happen when you contact our company because we always offer free car removal.

This comes to the point that you need someone that knows what they are doing, so you can be sure that your car is sent to the right place for recycling.

This place is nothing less than the Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) where scrap vehicles do not harm our environment in the process of dismantling car parts like – the car battery, gearbox, engine parts or engine oils.

This way we can send you the certificate of destruction (CoD) and tell DVLA that you don’t own the car anymore. Please note that the DVLA will be automatically notified when the CoD is issued.

It’s that simple and needs to be that simple!

Also important to remember is that you can claw back any road tax you might still have on the car. The same goes for the insurance.

where is the car going to be scrapped?

Scrapping a car for money is a normal thing these days in the UK but we need to make sure that the process is done in the right way. All old cars must be scrapped in an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).

After agreeing a price we will collect the vehicle and send it to our business partner facility where the car is going to be dismantled piece by piece, accordingly both to the UK and E.U laws. This means you really don’t have to worry about anything because we will handle the entire vehicle recycling process for you.

You only need to have the right paperwork ready and be prepared to say “goodbye my dear friend” at that’s it.

Shortly after you will get the certificate of destruction (CoD) and by that time the entire process is fully completed.


Important: The vehicle logbook (V5C) is the document that you need to provide us before we can collect the car. Without this document we cannot collect. The  document is vital to prove that the vehicle belongs to you. You will also need to provide us your personal I.D or driving licence. We keep a record of the sale which is mandatory by law. Further details will be provided when we contact you regarding the collection of your car for scrap.

It’s also important to let you know that your car must be complete, free of any waste inside  and be parked in an accessible location. Also important for you to check is if the tyres are fully inflated (if not isn’t too much of a problem) and the car keys are available in the car so the process of removing the car can be fast and easy for everyone..

how much will i get paid for my old car?

The amount you will be paid is related to the weight among other details such as has it got alloy wheels, is it running etc. The best way for you to get a quick offer from us is to fill in our form for the scrap car quote. By gathering a few details about your vehicle we can estimate how much we can pay you for the car.

Do you offer free car removal?

Yes, we never charge to take the car away, there are no  hidden fees either! Just give us a call today, so we can explain the way to scrap your car  and help you to make the right decision for you and also for the environment.

Let's just face it. Everything comes to an end in life, and your aged car isn't the exception!

It's just the end of the cycle for your aged car and nothing else! Dont'even worry about it.
Recycling pretty much everything these days it's important for everyone.
On top of that it's also necessary, but make sure you do it right and legaly when it comes to scrapping your vehicle.
By using ScrapMyCarCompany | UK It's easier & faster than you might think and guess what?
We have tons of experience doing this recycling job and we're also going to help you today.


Scrap My Car Company Limited | UK
Denver’s yard Gore Lane
Barwick Herts
Sg11 1AL

Mobile 07951 509 540

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9 till 5

Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Out of hours call mobile

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