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Thinking of scrapping your car then get an instant quote today! We offer cash for your car regardless of condition and operate a free collection service nationwide.

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Scrap your car for a cash deposit, using a car scrapping and collection service in your local area.

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We offer free collection of scrap cars throughout the UK. Get the best priced instant quote in your area.

How it works

Find out why so many people say Scrap My Car, and how easy the quote and collection process is.


We operate one of the biggest scrap car collection services in the UK. Our commercial activities also help sustain the Recycling Lives charity.

Simply enter your car reg number and a few details about the car you want to scrap to get an instant price and no obligation quote. If you’re happy with the price we offer you, we’ll arrange a completely free collection, as well as handle all of the paperwork for you.

No matter where you are in the UK or what condition your car is in – we’ll pick it up, take it away and recycle it – paying you a great price for it! We buy any make of car for cash!

We’re a UK-wide service for scrapping cars, damaged cars and salvaged cars as well as motorbikes, vans and commercial vehicles. Being a social business, we’re unique! Alternatively, if you want to donate, rather than scrap a car for cash, to support a local charity - please visit Car Donation Network.

How much money can I get for scrapping my car?

How much you’ll get for your scrap car depends on a whole range of factors. Most of these are well outside your control, so they’re not anything to worry about.

Some of the main factors which affect how much cash you’ll get include:
• Supply and demand of the scrap metal market
• The make and model of the car
• The size and weight
• Its age
• Whether or not it’s had parts removed
• The location of the scrap yard taking it

One of the main ways you can ensure you maximise the value of your car is by making sure you don’t take it to pieces before you send it off to be scrapped. Removing particularly heavy or critical parts like the engine will have a serious impact on how much scrap yards are willing to pay for it.

Location is also a hugely influential factor. After all, for scrap yards, processing your car involves a cost-benefit analysis. The further they have to travel in order to collect your car, the more they’ll have to charge to cover their overheads.

That’s why the closest local scrap yards are able to offer the best value for your end of life vehicle, and why location is always a high priority of ours when we're calculating your instant scrap car quote.

If you’d like, you can turn to our blog for a more detailed breakdown of what affects scrap car prices.

What documents do I need to scrap my car?

You’ll be pleased to hear you don’t need that much paperwork to scrap your car, and it’s generally a lot more simple than making a private sale.

The main documents you’ll need include:
• V5C logbook or registration certificate
• The service history
• The latest MOT certificate
• SORN (if applicable)

If you’ve got any additional paperwork, such as anything to do with the vehicle finance, that’s worth handing over too. You can provide all this to a friendly member of our collection team when we swing by to pick up your vehicle (And of course, it makes everything a whole lot quicker and more simple if you can give us the keys).

What happens if I’ve lost my V5C?

If you’ve lost your V5C, some people may advise you to apply for a new one from the DVLA, at the cost of £25. However, this isn’t strictly necessary, as you don’t actually need it to scrap your car. (You don’t even need it to privately sell your vehicle, although undeniably it makes it a bit more difficult. Most buyers will be wary of buying the car unless they see proper physical documentation!)

The reason you don’t need it to scrap your car is because all details are checked on the DVLA database. This means that as long as you can prove you’re the registered keeper of the vehicle, and all the information is up to date, we can recycle your car without your physical V5C logbook.

What we do advise, though, is separately getting in touch with the DVLA yourself to let them know you’ve scrapped your car.

Here’s what you’ll need to let them know:
• Your car registration number
• The make and model
• The exact date of sale
• The name and address of the scrapyard

For more information, feel free to check out our post on what happens if you lose your V5C .

How do you scrap your car for money?

Over a million cars are scrapped in the UK each year, and finding the best price used to be a fairly intensive process - involving multiple phone calls to separate scrapyards, or whiling away valuable free time on comparison websites.

Thankfully, now that we’re well into the digital age, it’s all easier than ever!

The process is slightly different depending on whether or not you want to keep any parts from your car. We’ve into full extensive detail on our post on how to scrap your car , but here are the basics.

If you want to scrap your car without keeping any parts, you have to:
• Apply to take off the registration number (if you want to keep it)
• Scrap your car at an Authorised Treatment Facility
• Hand over your V5C or vehicle logbook, but keep the yellow slip
• Inform the DVLA, and get your Certificate of Destruction

If you want to keep some parts from your car before you scrap it, you must:
• Obtain a SORN through the DVLA
• Apply to take off the registration number (if you’d like)
• Remove the parts you want
• Scrap the rest at an Authorised Treatment Facility
• Hand over your V5C or vehicle logbook, but keep the yellow slip
• Give them the SORN, if it’s still in effect
• Inform the DVLA and get your Certificate of Destruction

It’s worth remembering, though, that removing parts from your vehicle will have a pretty serious impact on its value to the scrap yard, which means you’ll end up with less cash for your car. For that reason alone, it’s a job worth tackling only if you’ve got the professional expertise necessary to remove and sell them!

How we do things at Scrap Car Network

When you choose us to scrap your car, it all starts with a free, no-obligation quote. Just enter your car reg and postcode onto our site, and we’ll instantly compare the rates of local scrapyards to send you the best price. We’ll then get in touch to arrange collection of your scrap car, and then take it from there!

Find out more about how it works at Scrap Car Network.

What type of cars do we scrap?

With over 40 years of experience behind us, we’ve got no shortage of specialised expertise, equipment and recycling facilities at our disposal. That means we’ve got the resources and talent to scrap a huge range of vehicles, and guarantee to recycle at least 95% of your scrap car.

In fact, we aim to provide the quickest and easiest car scrapping service available, and give the best price for every car - regardless of its colour, age, mileage or condition.

Just some of the types of cars we scrap include:
• Damaged cars
• Insurance write-offs
• MOT failures
• Flood damaged cars
• Non-runners (non functioning cars)
• Unroadworthy cars
• Junk and salvage cars
• Cars with mechanical or engine problems
• Fleet cars
• Foreign cars (those which aren’t UK registered)
• Part exchange cars

Free, no obligation quote
We don’t need any of your personal or private information to give you an instant online quote for your car. All we need is your car reg, so we can identify the make and model of your vehicle, as well as your postcode, so we can narrow down which of your local scrap car dealers offer the very best price

No hidden charges
Administration fees, bank fees and collection fees are particularly unwelcome costs for scrapping your car, all of which can take the edge off a fantastic offer for your vehicle. When you choose us here at Scrap Car Network, all charges are included in the quote we give you. That means no nasty surprises, so you’ve got a more accurate idea of what to expect in terms of cash for your car. That’s the way we like to do things!

Notice: COVID-19 – changes to operations

Like everyone, at Scrap Car Network we are remaining vigilant against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As always, our top priority is the wellbeing of our staff and the safe delivery of service for our customers.

Our online service to scrap cars remains operational. However, we have made some changes to our processes to protect the health of both our staff and customers. You will be notified of how these affect you upon booking your collection date and time.

We wish all our customers well at this time.

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Scrap Car Network will give you an instant cash price for your car. Simply enter your car registration number, your post code and click "Get quote" for an instant price that will have you saying "Scrap My Car!".

We work with hundreds of scrap yards and dealers throughout the UK, enabling our car scrapping service to run nationwide, and offer you the best price for scrapping your car.

So, if you're thinking It's time to say "scrap my car" - then look no further. Get your online quote now and join the hundreds who trust us as the number 1 company for scrapping their car.