Do you have an old car that needs disposing of in an ethical and responsible manner? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Giveacar can organise scrap car collection free of charge, from around the UK and at a time that suits you. And the best bit… the money raised from your car’s scrap metal goes to a charity of your choosing. To find out more, read below.
Free Scrap Car Collection
When you donate your scrap car with Giveacar, we’ll collect it from anywhere in the UK! Not only does this make things easier for you if you are unable to drop the vehicle off, but it’s the perfect option if your car isn’t working, or if you don’t have tax, insurance or an MOT.
Arrange to Have Your Scrap Car Collected
Arranging the collection of your car is quick and easy, plus having your car collected is free! Have your scrap car collected from home, work, a garage, or wherever’s best for you. After we have some basic details from yourself, we will have our Collection Partners to contact you to arrange a convenient time and date to collect your car, and answer any questions might you have.
Once you get a confirmation email from the Giveacar team our Collection Agents will aim to call you within Two Working Days to arrange your collection which usually happens within One Week. Collections usually take place from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 7pm. But please let us know if you’re in a hurry, or if you need us to collect your car earlier or later than this, or on a Sunday, and we’ll do our best to help.
Hassle-Free Scrap Car Collection
You’ll need to have a few things ready – your ID, Car Keys and Documents (such as the registration certificate) if you have them, and don’t forget to remove any personal belongings and rubbish from your car.
When we collect your car we’ll sort out the paperwork and donation. It couldn’t be easier!
Our Scrap Partners
Giveacar operates its car collection scheme nationally, meaning there are few situations where we would be unable to collect a vehicle.
We are proud to work closely with a number of ATF registered collection companies who collect on our behalf. 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.
On your chosen day of collection, you’ll need to have Section 9 of the V5C complete with the Registered Keepers details along with the Business Name and Business Address of the collection company. If you fail to obtain the correct details, please do get in touch with the Giveacar team and we will be happy to help.
Click here to see exactly what’s required for your collection.
Giveacar’s single stream of income comes from the Administration Fee we take from each vehicle’s sale. For vehicles that raise up to £150, Giveacar takes a 25% admin fee, and any vehicles that raise over £150 Giveacar then takes a 30% admin fee. We also charge 5% VAT, but once these are deducted the rest goes to your nominated charity.
Just think, your donation means you are not only raising money for your nominated charity, but you are also allowing Giveacar to continue operating, therefore your donation is going towards raising money for thousands of other charities!
Giveacar operates a minimum donation system, meaning if we aren’t able to raise anything more than £10 we will bump up your donation to the £10 limit. Under the circumstances we will also put our administration fee to one side, ensuring your chosen charity is benefiting as much as possible.
To find out more, please click here.
Scar Cars & End-of-Life Vehicles
An ELV is a vehicle that is classed as waste and therefore must be scrapped. Waste is anything you discard, intend to discard or are required to discard. This includes metal you send for reuse or recycling.
ELVs can be divided into two categories:
This refers to a vehicle that has come to the end of its life due to natural wear and tear (usually vehicles over ten years old). This type of ELV will simply be de-polluted and then recycled for scrap metal.
This type of ELV refers to those vehicles that have come to the end of their life for unnatural reasons such as accident, fire, flood or vandalism damage. However, rather than be scrapped, the insurance companies will categorise and approve for these vehicles to be sold complete as damaged-repairable salvage, or for parts dismantling only.
The End-of-Life Vehicle Directive
In the early 1990’s, the European Parliament specifically targeted end-of-life vehicles as a “…priority waste-stream” for two significant reasons:
- Because of concerns regarding the increasing amount of ‘waste’ produced during the disposal process of ELV’s, and
- The generally poor environmental practices of the traditional car breakers and scrap yards that were responsible for the disposal of the majority of all ELVs.
So to regulate this waste-stream, the first version of a law regarding ELV disposal emerged in 1997 and became a European Directive in October 2000. It was finally adopted as a UK law on the 21st of April 2002.
All of Giveacar’s scrap car collection partner’s are legally obliged to follow the law to the letter, so you can rest assured that your old car is being dealt with professionally and in accordance with the legislation.