Scrapping your car couldn’t be easier. At Giveacar, we do all the hard work for you. We arrange free collection across the UK. Whether your car has suffered an MOT failure, been in an accident or you no longer need it our expert team can help. Turn your scrap car into a donation today and support your favourite charity. It’s quick, easy and free.
Scrap Your Car
Are you thinking, how to scrap my car? We are here to help. Giveacar is a not-for-profit that turns your scrap car into a donation for any UK charity. When you scrap your car with us, we arrange free collection and the value raised is donated to a charity of your choice. Giveacar always puts charity first. If we feel more money can be raised for your nominated charity by auctioning your car, we’ll arrange for our auction partners to collect your vehicle instead. Just fill out our online form and we’ll call you to confirm the details of your scrap car donation. Or call us on 020 7736 4242 and we can answer your questions and take your details over the phone.
The Process To Scrap A Car
1. Get in touch with a member of our team by calling us on 0207 736 424. Or, fill out our online donation form and enter your car details, our team will then call you to confirm your donation. Whilst on the phone with you, we will make sure you are aware of the collection process, our admin fee, and your responsibility to inform the DVLA.
2. Our collection agents will call you within two working days to arrange the collection of your car. We aim to have scrap cars collected within 7 days. Let us know if you need your car collected sooner and we will do our best to help. If you have the vehicle’s V5C (logbook) you need to complete and remove the yellow section. This is the section related to selling or transferring a vehicle to the motor trade. It will be section 4, or section 9 in older versions of the V5C. Make sure you keep a hold of the yellow section to notify the DLVA but give the rest of the logbook (V5C) to the collection agent. We’ve put together more information on notifying the DVLA.
3. At Giveacar we 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 us approximately 6-8 weeks after the date of collection and once the donation is made. We also ask the charity to send a letter of thanks to you which can take up to two weeks to receive after our receipt.
Nationwide Car Collection
We are proud to work closely with a number of Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATF) who arrange scrap car collection across the UK on our behalf. We also have trusted auction partners if we think your car would raise more for charity at auction. 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.
When you donate with Giveacar, the collection of your car is free. Our partners will also arrange collection at a time to suit you. Take a look below at a selection of common locations that we collect cars from:
How Long Does Collection Take
Once you receive your confirmation email from Giveacar, the collection partner will call you within two working days to arrange a suitable time to collect your car. We aim to collect your scrap car within seven working days. An exact time will be arranged directly between you and our collection partner. However, if you need your car collected earlier or later than this, let us know and we will do our best to help.
Paperwork Needed To Scrap A Car
To arrange your scrap car collection, we’ll need a few details from you. This will include:
- Contact information
- Car registration
- Collection address
On the day of collection you’ll also need:
- A form of photo identification
- The car’s registration document (V5C) if you have it
- Your car keys
Notifying The DVLA
If you have the car’s V5C (logbook) you need to complete the yellow 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. Keep hold of this section to send to the DLVA but give the rest of the logbook (V5C) to the collection agent. Alternatively, you can notify the DVLA online.
It is your responsibility to inform the DVLA that you are no longer the car’s registered keeper. If you have any questions, you can call us on 020 7736 4242 and we will be happy to answer them.
Giveacar is the only independent car donation service in the UK, and therefore our admin fee is our sole means of income. Car donations that raise up to £249 will have a 25% admin fee applied. Cars 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. By evaluating each car case-by-case we determine whether it is best put through to auction or if more will be made from the cars scrap value. Because we look to get the best price for every scrap car donated we won’t give you an instant quote. Using 10 years of experience and a nationwide network of car breakers and car auction centres, we can scrap your vehicle no matter where you are in the UK.
If you have any questions call us or alternatively, visit our FAQ’s.