How To Dispose Of A Car
Unfortunately, cars don’t last forever, especially when they’ve had heavy use over the years or have been broken beyond the point of repair. It’s not safe to drive a car that’s not roadworthy, so it’s time to start exploring your options of what to do with your car now.
Britain scraps over 2 million cars a year and since strict regulations have been enforced surrounding the disposal of these cars, it’s important that you dispose of your car properly to avoid any fines. The new rules are not only designed to help protect the environment but also prevent copper and other metal theft, thereby meaning you cannot be paid in cash for your old car.
In this article we’re exploring the different ways you can scrap your car, giving you peace of mind your car will be properly disposed of by the relevant means.
Selling Your Car
If your car is still in good or fixable condition, it may be worth getting a quote from your local garage who will buy it from you to fix and sell onwards. There are also websites who specialise in buying cars in any condition, however, you may not get the best price.
You can also research and strip your car parts yourself and sell them on to mechanics or online, although you’ll probably get more money for your parts online as more people are offering money for desirable parts.
Donating Your Car To Charity
If your car isn’t worth much but still works well enough, then consider donating your car to a charity of your choice. They’ll collect it for free and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing the money collected from the car will go to the charity of your choice.
Scrapping Your Car
Scraping your car is an obvious choice for many people as most companies will be happy to pay out a sum of money and even collect the car from your home, making it one of the easiest ways to get rid of your car.
Here at Hill Metal Recycling, we will buy your car off you at an extremely competitive price and dispose of your car by dismantling it. We’ll recycle each part properly or use the parts towards the manufacturing of new products. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry and can collect vehicles from both commercial and domestic clients. We also carry out a depollution service to ensure the vehicle is compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements.
Remember, you need to tell the DVLA if you’ve scrapped your car. If not, you could be fined up to £1,000. If a company tries to pay you in cash to remove your car, search for another company who provides the service.
Here at Hill Metal Recycling, we’re passionate about recycling and our team of professionals pride themselves on recycling as much as the material we salvage. Our aim is to make the disposal of cars and other waste as easy as possible, which is why we have a scrap car collection and 24-hour service. We comply with guidelines to ensure that we salvage and recycle as much of the material we collect as we can, in a safe and efficient manner. For more information on our services, please get in touch with us today!