Recycle your car today

Why use Recycle a Car?

With an estimated average service life of just 10 years, an incredible 4 million vehicles are disposed of in the United Kingdom every single year. Recycling all that metalwork is only the beginning of the story however – in line with the latest EU directives we are now required to extract and recycle over 95% of every single vehicle, which means rubber and plastics, fabrics, cabling and chemical waste all need to be accounted for.

Collection or drop off

Remember, we offer scrap car collection if you can’t get your vehicle to us.

Great prices for your vehicle

We offer super competitive prices for your car or van.

Friendly AND knowledgable

Our friendly team would love to answer any questions you might have.

Frequently asked questions

Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode above to find out how much you can get for recycling your car. You can choose to drop your vehicle off at one of our locations or (subject to your postcode) we can collect the vehicle for you. You can choose a date and time period to dropoff or have your vehicle collected and select payment preferences, to be paid either via cheque or bank transfer.

If you wish to retain your plate, you must do so before the car is collected. Once your car is collected, the vehicle along with registration will be destroyed and removed from the DVLA system within 24 hours. The Certificate of Destruction (COD) is then produced and sent to you.

We can scrap your car without the logbook V5 document. However, it is important that you give the driver photo ID to show that you are the owner. This can be either a passport or driving licence.

If you wish to retain your plate, you must do so before the car is collected. Once your car is collected, the vehicle along with registration will be destroyed and removed from the DVLA system within 24 hours. The Certificate of Destruction (COD) is then produced and sent to you.

No, we can make arrangements for you to leave the keys and documents somewhere. We appreciate that sometimes your vehicle may not be in the same location as you.

We can leave payment with a nominated individual and send the DVLA Certificate of Destruction (COD) if this is preferred.

Normally same day! This all depends on how busy our team is. We assure customers collection within 48 hours. If we cannot meet a collection booking, we’ll call to re-arrange at a time to suit you. Our best advice is to book early.

We store current details on processed vehicles for seven years. Should you need copies of Certificates of Destruction, please contact our customer services team on 0345 337 00 00.

A Certificate of Destruction (COD), is your receipt that confirms your vehicle will be scrapped in a lawful and environmentally sound manner. We issue them within 24 hours and they are posted to you. A COD ensures that the vehicle is removed from the DVLA system and you will not be contacted again. Your Certificate of Destruction and copies can be sent on demand via email, fax or phone. We offer a free, friendly service and guarantee no nasty surprises weeks down the line. We also collect at the time the vehicle is booked in.

No, every vehicle collected and processed by us is scrapped.

Before your car is collected for recycling, you need to clear all personal contents from your vehicle. The driver collecting the car will need the logbook V5. If you do not have the V5 document then you must provide a form of photo ID, such as a driving licence or passport.

Yes, you can visit the DVLA website to claim back your car tax here.

All vehicles collected are issued with a Certificate of Destruction within 24 hours. This paperwork removes the vehicle from the DVLA system and fully completes your obligation to correctly declare the vehicle as scrapped. If you have any queries with the paperwork, please discuss with our car recycling team on 0345 337 00 00 or the vehicle collection driver.

There is no problem if the car is full of scrap metal. Please please inform at the time of collection but it will not affect the value of the collected vehicle.

We can only pay the best price for a complete scrap car – free of rubbish! If the car is full of rubbish, we advise you empty it. If you do wish to dispose of the rubbish with the car, please inform at the time of collection but it may affect the value of the collected vehicle.

We have no problem if you want to remove parts like wing mirrors or wheel trims. Please tell us the full details of the vehicle at the time of booking. This will enable us to allocate the correct vehicle for collection.

Not a problem! We will need your permission to gain entry. Our drivers are well trained and equipped to deal with this kind of problem.