The value of scrap metal fluctuates in line with worldwide demand for steel. The costs of processing, and if you need us to collect your car, the distance travelled and time taken, will reduce the amount that can be paid to you. At present, most scrap cars have a value, even when collected. To value your scrap car click here.
CarTakeBack has been approved by the car makers to act as their exclusive scrap car recycler in the UK, so you can rest assured that we’ll treat you and your car to a professional standard.
If your car is to be scrapped, CarTakeBack will send you an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction in line with the regulations, removing your car from DVLA’s database permanently, so it can’t be returned to the road. Reuse is the purest form of recycling and so, on occasion, it may be more environmentally responsible to reuse your car instead of scrapping it. In these circumstances the operator will help you complete section V5C/3 of your V5C registration certificate for you to send to DVLA. Whichever recycling method is chosen by the operator buying your vehicle, the DVLA will be informed and you will no longer be responsible for it.
All CarTakeBack scrap car recycling centres are regularly audited to ensure that scrap cars are treated legally and without any harm to the environment.
All scrap cars processed by CarTakeBack are recycled in line with the EU targets so you can rest assured that you’ll be doing your bit.