Scrap Car Recycling

CarTakeBack specialises in providing an authorised scrap car recycling service. We are the largest scrap car recycling network in the UK!

There are laws in place to reduce the impact that scrap cars can have on the environment.

  • To start with, any business handling scrap cars should have an Authorised Treatment Facility permit. All CarTakeBack recycling centres hold one of these Government licenses. 
  • Every scrap car must undergo a depollution process to remove all of the toxic materials. 
  • Then, as much of the car as possible needs to be recycled in order to hit the Government's scrap car recycling target.

Scrap car recycling to the highest standard

Every scrap car sold with CarTakeBack is recycled to 95%. CarTakeBack has met or exceeded the car recycling target in each and every year, since it was introduced by the EU as part of the End of Life Vehicle regulations.

DEFRA, the Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is responsible for regulating parts of our industry. They make sure that car manufacturers provide a convenient free take back service for end of life vehicles (ELVs), and that the demanding recycling and recovery targets are met. CarTakeBack are long-standing members of the Government's Consultation Group for ELVs.

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Instant scrap car prices nationwide

By entering your car registration and postcode, you'll get a free quote showing you how much you can get for your car whether it's a scrap car ready to be recycled, or it's a car with plenty of miles left in it.

Now you know how you can have your car responsibly recycled, find out more about selling your scrap car with CarTakeBack:

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