UK SCRAP Ltd provides a free scrap car collection service for End of Life Vehicles throughout the UK. We have a collection network of licensed scrap car agents operating nationally and ensuring that your scrap car is recycled and disposed of safely, professionally and environmentally.
Every year in the UK, over two million vehicles reach the end of their life, leaving people wondering 'how do I scrap my car'. Each of these vehicles contain an average of twenty two litres of hazardous waste products. Unfortunately, less than half of all scrapped cars are recycled properly.
All scrap cars collected by UK Scrap Ltd are de-polluted, and therefore recycled correctly.
Many drivers do not realise that they MUST use an authorised treatment facility (ATF) to dispose of their old cars. ATF's are sites which have been licensed by the Environment Agency in England & Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Scotland or the Environment & Heritage Service in Northern Ireland, to de-pollute end of life vehicles to standards set by DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). UKSCRAP Agents will issue a driver disposing of their car with a certificate of destruction (COD). This is evidence that their car has been treated and recycled. Figures show that less than half of British drivers who dispose of their car currently obtain the certificate. Every owner of the scrap cars we remove are issued with a C.O.D
The End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (ELV) which passed into European law in October 2000 and came into effect on 3 November 2003 states that all vehicles are de-polluted and all hazardous liquids are removed to prevent damage to the environment. These liquids are mainly engine oil, fuel, coolant, transmission oil, brake fluid and screenwash all of which can be incredibly damaging to the environment.
All ELV's are collected and all fluids are removed, seperated and recycled where possible.
With around one million scrapped cars incorrectly recycled per year this means a lot of harmful pollution continues to take place. This pollution will get worse as the numbers of vehicles on British roads increases. These hazardous fluids can find their way into the local eco-system damaging the local water supply and wildlife. However disposing of a scrap car in the correct way is a simple process, one every driver should be aware of.