Your instant no-obligation quotation
CarTakeBack makes it easy for you to
recycle your scrap car. Simply tell us the location and
registration of the car you wish to scrap and we'll find you the
best prices offered throughout our nationwide network of 300 scrap
car recycling centres.
You'll receive your quotation
instantly, so there's no need for you to waste time trawling
the internet or waiting by the phone.
Your online quotation includes a selection of
local scrap car recycling centres for you to choose from. And
if you're unable to deliver your scrap car to us, you can arrange a
convenient time for us to collect it from you.
Your DVLA Certificate of Destruction
Once your car has arrived on site, we will issue a
Certificate of Destruction, using our secure online link to the
DVLA vehicle registration database. This can be done while you
wait, or we can send it instantly via e-mail or post to an address
of your choice.
Read more about the DVLA Certificate of
Certificate of Destruction
It is a now a legal requirement for all scrap cars to be issued
with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction when they reach
the end of their useful life.
Did you know that...
The Certificate of Destruction can only be issued by Authorised
Treatment Facilities which have been approved by DVLA.
The Certificate of Destruction is the only form of document
recognised by DVLA as proof that a car has been destroyed at an
Authorised Treatment Facility.
If you scrap your car without obtaining an official Certificate
of Destruction you could be fined by DVLA, or even worse, if your
car ends up being returned to the road by an unscrupulous operator
you could face prosecution if it is later used for criminal
When you choose CarTakeBack to recycle your scrap car we will
issue you with a DVLA Certificate of Destruction, using our secure
online link to the DVLA's vehicle registration database. We
can issue your certificate as soon as your car has arrived on site
while you wait, or we can send it to you by e-mail or post to an
address of your choice.
There is no need to contact DVLA yourself as CarTakeBack does
everything for you, giving you complete peace of mind.
Your official Certificate of Destruction issued by a CarTakeBack
scrap car recycling centre will carry the DVLA logo and look like
the image below. Please be aware of imitations.
For complete peace of mind, recycle your scrap car with CarTakeBack
and receive your official DVLA Certificate of Destruction »
We're fully licensed
Every one of CarTakeBack's scrap car recycling
centres is licensed by the environment agencies to recycle scrap
cars in accordance with the latest EU regulations on car
recycling. So there won't be any tyres dumped in ditches or
toxic oil tipped down the drain.
Read more about scrap car recycling licenses
Scrap Car Recycling Licenses
The End of Life Vehicle Regulations were introduced in 2003
making it a criminal offence for businesses to recycle scrap cars
without an Authorised Treatment Facility permit. This special
license can only be issued by the Environment Agency in England and
Wales, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency in Scotland and
the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.
The permit requires compliant businesses to invest substantially
in concrete hard-standing and sealed drainage systems as well as in
buildings and equipment, to protect the surrounding environment
from the harmful substances which are present in scrap cars.
Unfortunately despite the environmental agencies' best efforts
to prosecute, there are still unlicensed operators in existence who
haven't bothered to make the necessary investment but will readily
accept scrap cars. There could be one operating in your local
Each one of CarTakeBack's 300 scrap car recycling centres holds
an Authorised Treatment Facility permit and all sites are regularly
audited to ensure that scrap cars are treated in an environmentally
sound manner, so you can rest assured your scrap car will be
treated legally and without any harm to our environment.
Do your bit for the environment and recycle your car at one of
CarTakeBack's fully licensed scrap car recycling centres »
Your car will be recycled
All scrap cars are recycled to the highest
standards. So your old car could be recycled into any number
of new products and who knows, it may even be made into a new
Read more about scrap car recycling »
Scrap Car Recycling
The End of Life Vehicle Regulations
introduced tough new laws for businesses which handle scrap cars,
with the aim of protecting our environment. All scrap cars
now have to be treated to remove any hazardous materials including
oils, batteries and tyres, which would cause serious environmental
damage if they ended up down the drain or in landfill.
Only when cars have undergone this treatment process, can the
car shells be processed at metal recycling facilities.
Traditionally only the metal has been recovered due to its value,
however, in order to meet the higher recycling rates required by
the regulations, the glass and plastic material, which used to end
up as landfill, is now separated for recycling.
Unfortunately, despite severe penalties, not all businesses have
this respect for the law and continue to put our environment at
All CarTakeBack scrap car recycling centres bear the 'Recycling
Compliance Seal' to demonstrate their compliance.
Find out more about the Recycling Compliance Certification scheme
When you choose CarTakeBack to recycle your scrap car to the
highest standards, you can feel proud that you are doing your bit
to help protect the environment »
We're trusted by the car makers
CarTakeBack provides peace of mind and don't just
take our word for it. For 6 years running we have been
the official partner to the car makers, providing scrap car
recycling services in their name.
Read more about being approved by the car
Scrap Car Recycling Approved by the Car Makers
Since 2005 the End of Life Vehicle Regulations have made car
makers individually responsible for giving customers who own cars
of their brands, the opportunity to dispose of them in a safe,
legal and environmentally friendly way when they reach the end of
their useful life. And when scrap prices are low, this
service must be provided free of charge.
For 5 years running CarTakeBack.com has been trusted as the
official scrap car recycling partner for car makers in the UK and
has so far recycled 1.9 million scrap cars through its network of
over 300 fully licensed scrap car recycling centres. All scrap cars
are treated by CarTakeBack in strict accordance with the latest EU
regulations. All toxic materials are removed and the highest
level of recycling is achieved which helps to sustain our
The regulations also stipulate that customers wishing to dispose
of their scrap car should never be far away from a CarTakeBack
scrap car recycling centre and this is enhanced by CarTakeBack's
nationwide scrap car collection service, which leaves no part of
the UK uncovered.
the car makers and choose their official partner to recycle your
scrap car now »
Can't see your make of car listed? Don't worry; we recycle all
scrap cars to the same high standard.
Our customers love us
CarTakeBack is also the preferred partner for many
well respected organisations in both the public and private sector
such as The Insolvency Service, the police and British
Take a look at some of the feedback that we've received from
thousands of satisfied customers »
We're here to help
Our customer service team is always on hand to
guide you through the scrap car recycling process. If
you have any queries and you can't find the answer on our
Frequently Asked Questions page, please don't hesitate to
contact us via e-mail, live online support or by phone.
Ready to get a no-obligation quote?
For an instant online scrap car valuation, a choice of scrap car
recycling centres in your local area and the opportunity to arrange
for your scrap car to be collected, click here »