how to scrap my car

So, the time has come,  your car has come to the end of the road. Well, this is where Easy Scrap Car Collections comes in handy. We take the stress out of selling your scrap car from any location in the U.K

Free Collection

When you scrap your car with us, you’ll get a completely free collection and usually collected witin 24 hours.

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Our scrap & salvage experts are waiting to take your call on 08006899121.

All Prices Guaranteed

Every quote given by us is guaranteed and you’ll get exactly the amount your quoted, as long as you have accurately described your vehicle.

How Much would i get to scrap my car?

How to scrap or recycle your car, and what prices to expect. So when the cost of repairing your car turns out to be more than the overall value comes to most vehicle owners. Average payments for scrapped vehicles vary from £80 to £350 but several deciding factors can affect how much you receive. Firstly, the size and weight of your vehicle, along with its make, model and age, are all taken into consideration. Secondly, where your located and whether your car is complete when we come to collect it, will affect how much you will get for your scrap car.

Easy Online scrap car quote

Salvage Vehicle Valuation

Can i sell a car that has been written off? The answer to that is yes. Salvage vehicles are vehicles which have been damaged or broken, and therefore can be broken down for desirable parts. Further, Easy scrap car collections buy salvage vehicles from electrical, mechanical fault to structural damage. Consequently, salvage vehicles are most likley to receive higher valuations than scrap because there often more desirable. Find out how much your salvage car is worth

Write-off categories

Salvage car prices fluctuate depending on the model of car, the region it’s collected in, whether it has any re-saleable parts and current market rates.


 The value of your car depends on which category your vehicle is in.

CategoryRepairing the vehicleUsing the vehicle
ACannot be repairedEntire vehicle has to be crushed
BCannot be repairedBody shell has to be crushed, but you can salvage other parts from it
CCan be repaired, but it would cost more than the vehicle’s worthYou can use the vehicle again if it’s repaired to a roadworthy condition
DCan be repaired and would cost less than the vehicle’s worth, but other costs (such as transporting your vehicle) take it over the vehicle’s valueYou can use the vehicle again if it’s repaired to a roadworthy condition
NCan be repaired following non-structural damageYou can use the vehicle again if it’s repaired to a roadworthy condition

Scrapping cars: V5C paperwork

v5c logbook

We notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that you’ve transferred the car to a government-approved car recycling center, so you will not be liable for any road tax and traffic offenses. Most importantly, our transport driver will stamp section nine of your V5C form,  you’re responsible for sending this part of the V5C to the DVLA

scrap car without v5c (Logbook)

You don’t need a V5C to scrap your car.  If you decide to scrap your car without applying for a new V5C, you will have to send a letter to the DVLA informing them of the sale. The letter needs to include the vehicle registration number, make and model, exact date of sale and the name and address of our company.

Scrap my Car for cash

Every year in Britain two million cars are scrapped, the EU has introduced strict environmental rules on how cars should be disposed of through its End of Life Vehicle Directive.

Besides, new rules designed to combat copper and other metal theft have had the curious impact of making it illegal for car owners to be paid cash when scrapping a vehicle.

Above all, the good news is that the days when you had to call round dodgy car breaking yards are over. Now you can use companies like, simply enter your car registration and postcode, you will get instant valuations and your car collected within days with the best possible price.

ELV- end of life vehicle

The ELV was introduced to the UK in 2005 to tackle thousands of old cars that were growing to the amount of  8m tons a year. This was to prevent drivers from scrapping cars simply by abandoning them on the side of the road.

The ELV means financial responsibility for recycling a car now lies with the vehicle manufacturer rather than the owner. However, because of the booming recycling industry, British drivers can now make money out of their scrap cars.

government Guidlines

In 2013, the government revised the law – by creating the Scrap Metal Dealers Act. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) 2013 came into force on 1 October 2013 when new license applications to work as a dealer were first accepted by local councils.

The newer Act repealed earlier Acts and created a revised regulatory regime for metal recycling and vehicle dismantling industries in England and Wales. When your vehicle has reached the end of its usefulness, you must get it scrapped at a authorised treatment facility (ATF). Also known as a scrapyard or salvage yard.

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