How To Scrap a Van
If you have been thinking “how to scrap my van?” We can help. Giveacar is a not-for-profit that turns your van into a donation for any UK charity. We arrange collection of your scrap van free of charge and the value raised is donated to a charity of your choice. The process to scrap a van isn’t too different from a scrap car. We’ve made everything easy for you and with nationwide free collection! The best part, the value we receive for your van goes to charity. Organising to scrap a van on your own can be a complicated process. You have to find an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) near you, fill out the correct paperwork, and then find a way to deliver the van to the correct location. Then there’s always the pressure to make sure you select the right scrapyard, find out who will give you the best value, and also fully recycle your old van correctly. The decision doesn’t have to be a complicated one. With Giveacar collection is quick, easy and free.
Just fill out our donation form or call us on 020 7736 4242.
You’ll be glad to hear that the process to scrap a van is easy. It’s the same process we use to scrap a car.
1. Firstly, get in touch with the team, call us on 020 7736 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 fees, and your responsibility to inform the DVLA.
2. We will pass your details on to our scrap car partners. One of the local collection agents will call you to arrange free collection. On the day of collection, they will contact you an hour before they are due to collect. Make sure to ask them to sign your Section 9 of the V5C, or Section 4 on newer V5C’s, with their Business Name and Business Address and then keep a hold of this section but give the rest of the V5C to the agent.
3. At Giveacar we put charity first. Depending on the condition of your van 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 van 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 and from your charity once the donation is made. Please note it takes 6-8 weeks for your charity to receive your donation from when the vehicle is sold.
Giveacar charges a small admin fee, however, this comes from your donation and is not a charge to yourself. For donations up to £150 we charge a 25% admin fee. Donations over £150 we will have an additional 5% charge. Please also note VAT at 5% is also deducted, once that’s done everything else goes to your nominated charity.
Our Scrap Partners
Giveacar proudly works alongside scrap sites that are also known as an authorised treatment facility. And, therefore are monitored by the Environment Agency. Like with car scrap, scrap vans are scrapped in accordance with the law and with all the proper paperwork produced. You can request your vans certificate of destruction by getting in touch with a member of the Giveacar team.
If you have any questions give us a call and we will be happy to answer them. Alternatively, head over to our FAQ’s and see if your question has been answered there.
What Do I Need To Scrap My Van
- A form of identification
- The vehicle registration documents, if you have them
- Your van keys
All we need from you to arrange your scrap van’s collection are a few details:
- Van registration number
- Collection address
- Contact information
If you are ready to donate, you can see a list of registered charities we work with or you can nominate one of your choosing as long as they are a UK registered charity. Every donation makes a huge difference, donate today!
When Will My Van Be Collected
Once you receive your confirmation email from Giveacar, the collection partner will call you within 48 hours to arrange a suitable time to collect your van. We aim to collect your van within seven working days. An exact time will be arranged directly between you and our collection partner. If you need collection earlier or later than this, let us know and we will do our best to help.
What Happens When My Van Is Collected
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.
It is your responsibility to inform the DVLA that you are no longer the registered keeper. If you have any questions, contact the team on 020 7736 4242 and we can help answer any questions.
We arrange collection all over the UK. And for free! Take a look below at some of the locations that we collect from:
Scrap My Van For The Best Price
Our team of experts make sure we get the best price for when you decide to scrap your van. We follow the same process we use for a scrap car. By evaluating each vehicle we receive we determine whether it is best put through to auction or if more will be made from the scrap value. Because we look to get the best price for every van donated we won’t give you an instant quote. Using 10 years of experience and using a nationwide network of car breakers and car auction centres, we can scrap your van no matter where you are in the UK. So whether you are looking to scrap a van in London, Birmingham, Manchester or anywhere else we can help.
Donate your Van today. Fill out our donation form or call us on 020 7736 4242.