Whatever the reason, scrapping your car is a great way to reuse an old and unwanted vehicle.
Car scrappage is taken seriously, therefore it is of the utmost importance that the strict environmental standards are adhered too. Within a car there are many hazardous and potentially environmentally damaging materials. From the mercury light switches to the engine oil, all of these must be disposed of in the correct manner.
Thankfully Giveacar is equipped to help you with your scrap car from start to finish!
Car Scrappage Process
Giveacar is partnered with a series of Authorised Treatment Facilities which are regulated by the Environment Agency meaning you can rest assured that once your car has been taken away it will be subject to the proper standards necessary in vehicle disposal. In addition, at least 95% of the car’s components will be recycled and put to new use, therefore, making the most of your old car.
Once it reaches the scrap yard, your car must go through several stages before it is ready to be reused. Firstly, it will be dismantled and all components that are easily accessible, including the tyres, battery and seats, will be removed. The vehicle will then be drained of its fluids, with special care taken over the harmful ones, and then crushed. The next phase involves shredding the car and separating it into three streams, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals and non-metallic scrap. Once the car has been separated by way of a variety of different magnets and current it is ready to be used again.
The recyclable metals are the most highly prized components of your car. This is the reason why car scrappage, and in particular your old banger, is able to produce such a large donation to charity. The recycled metals can be sold as they are melted down into alloys that will be used to create new structures and vehicles. So, perhaps, one day you might even see your old car again in a new guise!
Car Recycling Standards
The importance of proper car scrappage and recycling can’t be stress highly enough which is why the process is maintained by a series of strict environmental standards. Giveacar only uses Authorised Treatment Facilities that are regulated by the Environment Agency. All of our salvage partners ensure that the hazardous materials present in a car will be dealt with appropriately. This includes minute parts, such as the mercury light switches, as well as various chemicals, such as the engine oil and remaining fuel. This way we can guarantee that these potentially dangerous materials won’t simply be left to pass into the earth.
When using Giveacar you are not just making a difference to your chosen charity, you are also helping to promote environmental wellbeing.
Cost of Car Scrappage
If you take into account rising petrol prices, maintenance costs, the cost of the congestion charge and parking on top of that if you live in London, it might make more sense to scrap your old car than keep it running on its last legs. You may even end up saving money in the long run.
If you do decide to scrap your car, why not consider donating it? Giveacar will make the whole process as painless as possible as our partnered Authorised Treatment Facilities organise for your car to be collected at a convenient time, at no cost to you. They also take care of all the documents so the DVLA are notified that the car is no longer in your possession. The money raised from the scrap metal is then donated to the charity of your choice.
The advantage of Giveacar, as opposed to any other scrappage service, is that money raised goes to your chosen charity. We have over 1800 charities affiliated with us, and we are happy to suggest one for you if can’t think of one off the top of your head. End of life cars generally raise between £40 and £160, however the price offered by our scrap partners differs greatly based on a number of factors. Often the more remote your collection location is the less that is offered as it costs more for our collection agents to reach you. Equally, the more metal in your car the higher the price offered!
Please get in touch if you have any further questions regarding car scrappage. Every donation makes a difference.