Laws were introduced in 2005 making car makers responsible for what happens to their cars when they reach the end of the road. This means that they have to provide you with a legal, environmentally friendly way to dispose of your car at the end of its life.
Producer responsibility, or product stewardship, depending on where you are in the world, is a strategy aimed at reducing the environmental impact of a broad spectrum of products, including vehicles. Manufacturers are encouraged to become responsible for the entire life-cycle, including the take-back and recycling of products when they reach the end of their life.
In 2005, CarTakeBack partnered with vehicle manufacturers, whose brands represent the majority of passenger cars and light vans on UK roads.
Year on year since that time, CarTakeBack has, without fail, provided a national scrap car recycling network that has satisfied the geographic convenience and capacity requirements set out in the regulations, as well as having surpassed the statutory recycling target. The recycling target for cars is currently 95%.
As the official scrap car recycling partner to the car makers, CarTakeBack continually achieves the high standards they demand. Not only do we provide hundreds of scrap car recycling centres within easy reach of customers throughout the UK, but we also collect scrap cars nationwide.
Today, CarTakeBack is the exclusive official scrap vehicle recycling partner for Alpine, Aston Martin, Citroen, Colt, Dacia, Daimler, Datsun, DS, Ford, Hillman, Humber, Infiniti, Iveco, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, Mazda, MG, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Perodua, Peugeot, Polestar, Range Rover, Renault, Simca, SsangYong, Sunbeam, Talbot, Tesla and Volvo.
Scrap metal prices are currently high enough to mean that, in most areas of the country, you can receive a payment for your scrap car. But, sometimes the value of scrap metal is so low that you’d be charged to dispose of your car.
CarTakeBack specialises in finding you the best deal available for your scrap car. And when scrap metal values are low, as long as your car qualifies, we guarantee not to charge you when you drop your car off at a CarTakeBack branch, which has been approved to recycle your make of car.