When using a scrap yard you should make sure to choose an authorised treatment facility. These are scrap yards, breaker’s yards or vehicle dismantlers who have proved they follow strict end of life vehicle guidelines that are monitored by the Environment Agency (EA). At Giveacar, we only use authorised treatment facilities that are regulated by the Environment Agency. All of our partnered scrap yards ensure that each scrap car is recycled and broken down for all its useable parts.
Scrap Yard Locations
Trying to find a scrap yard can be a difficult process, at Giveacar we do it all for you. We have a network of scrap partners across the UK. This means we likely work with a scrap yard near you who can collect your car for free. Take a look below at a few of the main locations that we collect from:
1. Firstly, get in touch with the team by calling us on 0207 736 4242 or fill out our online form and one of the team will give you a call to confirm some final details. We’ll also use this opportunity to make sure you are aware of the collection process, our service fee, and your responsibility to inform the DVLA.
2. We’ll assign a local scrap yard and the collection agents will call you to arrange the pickup of your car. If you have the vehicle’s V5C (logbook) you need to complete the section related to selling or transferring a vehicle to the motor trade. This is section 4, or section 9 in older versions of the V5C. Ensure you keep a hold of this section to notify the DLVA but give the rest of the logbook (V5C) to the collection agent.
3. We always put charity first, so depending on the condition of your scrap car we may be able to auction it instead of scrapping. We will inform you of which option we’ll take whilst we have you on the phone! If your car is destined for the scrapyard and you would like a copy of the Certificate of Destruction, please get in touch with the team and we’ll be happy to help. You’ll receive a receipt from Giveacar once the donation is made. We also ask the charity to send a letter of thanks to you. Please note it takes 6-8 weeks for your charity to receive your donation from when the car is sold.