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How to Get Your Car Ready For Scrap Collection?

So, your motor has driven its last journey and you’re looking to get rid of it. Sometimes your car is at the end of its life, and it isn’t worth selling or part-exchanging it. If this is the case, then scrapping your car may be the best option. 

While you may be reluctant to scrap your vehicle, it’s actually a quicker and easier process than you might think and has a wide range of benefits. 

At Hill Metal Recycling, we’re experts when it comes to scrapping cars and have put together a handy guide outlining the entire process. 

First steps of scrapping your car

The very first step in the scrapping process is to ensure that you have all the appropriate paperwork. You must do this whether or not you’re intending on keeping some of the parts. First of all, apply to have your registration number taken off the vehicle- you can do this by filling out an application form on the DVLA’s website or getting in touch with them by post. This way you can then reassign your registration number to another vehicle if you wish. 

Next, make sure you select an authorised treatment facility (ATF) to scrap your vehicle. An ATF is a reputable organisation that has been approved by the government to carry out car scrapping. Taking your car anywhere that is not ATF approved is illegal, so make sure not to be caught out. 

You also need to give the ATF your vehicle logbook, but be sure to keep the yellow page that indicates the car has been sold, part exchanged or transferred to the motor trade as you’ll need this for your records. 

Finally, inform the DVLA that your car has been scrapped- if you don’t you could be fined up to £1,000. 

Don’t worry if this feels like a lot to remember, the team at Hill Metal Recycling will be able to guide you through the entire process one step at a time.   

Arranging for your car to be scrapped

Once you’ve dealt with all the paperwork and contacted the DVLA, you can start to think about arranging for your car to be scrapped. Contact your ATF of choice and arrange a time to bring your car into their facility.

Alternatively, you can arrange for your car to be collected directly by the ATF. At Hill Metal Recycling, we provide a 24-hour scrap collection service that also includes depollution where we’ll remove any hazardous materials from the vehicle, and recycle or dispose of them appropriately. 

Whether you decide to drop the car off yourself or prefer it to be collected, then there are a few things you need to remember. You’ll need to have a form of ID, car keys and any relevant documentation (such as the car’s registration certificate) to hand.

Also remember to remove any personal items or rubbish from the vehicle, because once it is scrapped you won’t be getting them back!

Scrap your car with Hill Metal Recycling

If you’re unsure whether scrapping your car is the right way to go, or just want to learn more about the process, Hill Metal Recycling is here to help. As industry experts, our team is committed to providing you with the highest quality service across London, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

We provide an efficient and reliable service at a reasonable price, as well as meeting all the relevant environmental requirements for vehicle scrapping. To find out more about what we do, contact us today.