About CarTakeBack

CarTakeBack launched in the UK in 2005 and are the UK’s largest scrap car recycling network. With over 300 scrap car recycling centres in the UK, our network has recycled over 6 million vehicles!

We provide an easy online service for you to sell your old car, whatever the condition. We buy scrap cars at the end of their life, as well as buying old cars, faulty and damaged cars, write-offs and MOT failures, even those that still have some miles left in them, but may need repairs. We don’t just buy petrol or diesel cars either. Our forward-thinking network can also handle electric and hybrid vehicles!

When you choose to sell your car with CarTakeBack, you get to choose between dropping your car off at our nearest branch, or arranging for us to collect your car at a convenient time and place to suit you.

One of our top priorities is to ensure our network of car recycling centres comply with the law. CarTakeBack branches are all Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs), registered with the Environment Agencies. Every car that is recycled goes through a depollution process, removing the hazardous materials and disposing of them correctly. As much of the remaining car and parts that can be reused and recycled, are.

CarTakeBack has either met or exceeded the Government target to recycle 95% of each scrap car, every year since the law came into effect. In fact we met the target two years early!

We’re the proud winners of the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for three consecutive years, and in 2021 we were awarded the Platinum Trusted Service Award. We received this excellence in customer service award as a result of our high rating from CarTakeBack customer independent reviews.

The History of CarTakeBack

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The CarTakeBack Shareholders

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CarTakeBack's Partnerships with Car Makers

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CarTakeBack Scrap Car Recycling Centres

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The Scrap Car Recycling Process

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Scrap Car Collection

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CarTakeBack and Scrappage Schemes

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CarTakeBack's Customer Services

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CarTakeBack Global

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Charity Car

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The History of CarTakeBack

Established in 2005 by a group of like-minded, environmentally responsible shredders, the goal for CarTakeBack was to enable both vehicle manufacturers and recyclers to comply with the statutory environmental and reporting obligations, which were introduced as a result of end of life vehicle legislation. This initial objective then lead to providing a service directly to the public for them to dispose of their old cars correctly.

Since then, CarTakeBack has surpassed all expectations by growing to become the largest scrap car recycling network in the UK, and has developed a range of compliance and commercial opportunities. These are enjoyed by an alliance of like-minded businesses in the automotive and recycling sectors around the world.

NA International was selected to create and manage the company and later became a shareholder in 2010.

The CarTakeBack Shareholders

  • Clearway Disposals Ltd
  • NA International Ltd
  • S Norton & Co Ltd

The CarTakeBack Network

In the UK, CarTakeBack’s network has steadily grown into an alliance of three hundred recycling centres of varying size, each holding an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) permit in accordance with national environmental regulations. Each site has to adhere to strict regulations, as well as investing heavily in maintaining the correct facilities and equipment to ensure the responsible recycling of vehicles. There are even CarTakeBack scrap car recycling centres in remote areas such as The Outer Hebrides, and Shetland!

Scrap Car Recycling Centre