If your old car can no longer be sold on to a willing buyer, you can recycle it for cash at a licensed scrap yard dealer. Here is a brief breakdown of the process.
Authorised Car Breakers
The first thing you must do is to find a certified car breaker to recycle your old vehicle, they must hold a valid license which allows them to dismantle and dispose of your car.
A legitimate treatment facility will be registered with the Environmental Agency, giving them permission to crush your old car.
During the process, you must provide the scrap yard dealer with the vehicle’s logbook, they’ll then enter their details and return it. The company will then issue you with a Certificate of Destruction (COD) and inform the DVLA that they’ve handled your vehicle.
Check Online Dealers
There is plenty of options online if you are in need of scrap merchants in the London area. For example, Sim Vic scrap metal collection in Belgravia is one of the leading scrap metal yards in the country.
Like many others, they have an online site which provides information on scrapping your car and the what you’ll get for it. Most merchants will collect your vehicle and offer you a reasonable price for its destruction.
Contact the DVLA
While most scrap yard merchants will notify the DVLA for you, there is no harm in contacting them yourself and providing them with details of your disposal.
If you’ve a used car lying around your premises, make sure you dispose of it in the correct manner.