At Giveacar we’ve made scrap car recycling easy. And, provide an even more ethical way to recycle your car. We guarantee at least 95% of your scrap car is recycled. A great option for the environmentally-conscious or those concerned about the environmental impact of car production. When you recycle your car with us we guarantee free collection.
Our scrap partners specialise in car recycling. At least 95% of the vehicle is recycled. Scrap car recycling is maintained by a strict environmental standards. Giveacar only uses Authorised Treatment Facilities that are regulated by the Environment Agency. Our salvage partners ensure that the hazardous materials present in a scrap car are dealt with appropriately. In accordance with the European End-of-Life Vehicle Directive.
How A Car Is Recycled
End of life vehicles (ELVs) are taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). They go through the following three stages:
When a vehicle goes through the this process all hazardous materials and components are removed in accordance with the Environment Agency standards. Depollution is important because vehicles have various elements with the potential to harm the environment. Once a vehicle has been through the process the parts are passed on to a specialist. These are broken down to reuse.
The vehicle is then dismantled. This process involves recycling:
- Catalytic Converters
- Car Tyres
Lots of components can be reused. For example, the battery can be removed easily and placed into another car. Components that aren’t repurposed are recycled. This includes scrap metal taken from the shell of the car. Reusing and recycling means there is value in all scrap cars even if it may be an MOT failure.
Once the scrap car has been depolluted and dismantled it’s time for the next step. After the vehicle is deconstructed, the metal shell of the car is crushed and transported to a shredder facility. When a vehicle is destroyed it will go through the following processes.
- Magnetic Separation
The ELV Directive has set regulations ensuring that 95% of cars ready to be scrapped are recycled. Authorised Treatment Facilities are required by law to make the process of recycling an end of life vehicle as efficient as possible. The 5% leftover from the car that isn’t able to be recycled becomes top cover for a landfill.
All cars that are scrapped and recycled are issued with a Certificate of Destruction. This can take up to seven days after it is collected. Your C.o.D is sent to Giveacar. If you would like a copy of the paperwork please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nationwide Car Collection
We are proud to work closely with a number of registered Authorised Treatment Facilities (recycling centres) who arrange scrap car collection across the UK on our behalf. We ensure the disposal of your ELV is free. Your confirmation email will detail the specific organisation that we have assigned to your collection. However, a smaller subcontractor may be responsible for the actual collection.
We arrange vehicle recycling all over the UK and collection is free. Our partners will also arrange collection at a time to suit you. Take a look below at some of the locations that we arrange scrap car collection from:
Our service is free to use as the admin fee is deducted from the proceeds raised of the car. We won’t charge to collect your scrap car. Giveacar is the only independent car donation service in the UK, and therefore our admin fee is our sole means of income. Vehicles that raise up to £249 will have a 25% admin fee applied. Vehicles with a value of £250 and over will have a 30% admin fee applied. Please note, our admin fee is subject to VAT. Once that’s done everything else goes to your nominated charity.
Scrap A Car For The Best Price
Our team of experts make sure we get the best price for a scrap car so the charity receives the best donation. We evaluate each scrap car case-by-case to determine how to get the most out of a car’s scrap value. Because we look to get a great price for every donation we won’t give you an instant quote of the price for your scrap car. Using 10 years of experience, and a nationwide scrap car network, we can scrap your vehicle no matter where you are in the UK.
If you have any questions contact us or alternatively, visit our FAQ’s.