Donating your old car to
charity is a simple way to make a big difference to one of the many
charities onboard with Charity Car. When you donate your old car
through Charity Car, we'll seek to maximise its value by directing
it down the most appropriate route. This means that
your old car could be sold to someone who may make any
necessary repairs before getting some more use out of it, or if
it's beyond repair, it will be taken off the road and used for
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If we find that your old car still has some life left in it,
we'll sell it to the highest bidder through our car auction system.
more about what happens if your car is sold at auction »
If we feel
that auction is the best way to get the maximum
donation for your old car, the first thing we'll do
is help you to complete the relevant section of your
V5C registration document (log book). You should send this to
DVLA to notify them that you've disposed of your car correctly and
hand over the remainder of the document with the
It can help us to achieve a higher value for your car if
you provide any documents that you have for it such as the MOT
test certificate, service history, handbook, alarm codes and spare
We'll collect your old car free of charge at
a time that suits you. Once we have it back on site, we'll
take care of the valeting, valuation, storage whilst it's
being sold, viewings by prospective purchasers and all of the
necessary paperwork. We simply take a low
auction fee from the value which is achieved, (as per our standard
charges which are available on request); these are fixed
regardless of the final hammer price. So there are no
charges for you to pay.
Once we have secured a sale, we'll transfer the donation
to your chosen charity who'll then be able to confirm to you that
it's been received.
And if your car truly has reached the end of the road, you can
feel safe in the knowledge that it will be recycled without any
harm to the environment.
more about what happens when we recycle your car »
If we feel that the best way to maximise your donation is for
your old car to be recycled, we'll ask you to hand over your entire
V5C Registration document (logbook). You don't need to inform
DVLA as we'll do this for you.
You can either deliver your car to your nearest CarTakeBack
recycling centre or if you prefer we can collect it from you,
completely free of charge.
Once your old car is at the recycling centre, any reusable
parts will be recovered to maximise its value before the remaining
materials are recycled.
And here's the best part; unlike other schemes, we'll return
100% of the market value of your scrap car to your chosen
charity. In fact, CarTakeBack.com has already handled
donations totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds in
scrap cars alone.
If your car is recycled we'll issue an official DVLA Certificate
of Destruction to prove that you've scrapped your car legally.
more about the importance of a DVLA Certificate of Destruction »
Once a car has reached the end of its useful life it is a legal
requirement that the car is issued with an official DVLA
Certificate of Destruction.
Did you know that...
Only Authorised Treatment Facilities which have been approved by
the DVLA can issue a Certificate of Destruction.
The DVLA Certificate of Destruction is the only form of document
that proves a car has been destroyed at an Authorised Treatment
Facility in line with the end of life vehicle regulations.
Without obtaining an official Certificate of Destruction for
your scrap car you could be fined by the DVLA, or even worse, your
car could be returned to the road by an unscrupulous operator and
used in criminal activity meaning you could
We'll issue your certificate as soon as your car has arrived on
site while you wait, or if you'd prefer we can send it to you by
e-mail or post to an address of your choice.
For complete peace of mind, donate your car through Charity Car and
receive your official DVLA Certificate of Destruction
All cars which have reached the end of their useful life,
are recycled to the highest standards.
more about scrap car recycling »
All scrap cars donated
through Charity Car are recycled in line with the end of life
vehicle regulations. The aim of these tough new laws placed
on businesses handling scrap cars is to protect our
environment. Only when cars have been treated in this way can
the car shells be processed at metal recycling facilities, where
traditionally just the metal has been recovered due to its
value. However, to meet the higher recycling rates set by the
regulations, the glass and plastic material, which used to end up
as landfill, is now separated for recycling.
Unfortunately, despite the threat of severe penalties, not all
businesses abide by the law and this puts our environment at
When you donate through Charity Car, you can feel proud that you
are doing your bit to help protect the environment.
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By taking an older, more polluting car off the road and donating
its value to charity you'll also be helping to improve the quality
of the air we breathe.
more about the effect of emissions »
Older cars were built at a time when environmental standards
were much lower than they are
today. This means that they emit a cocktail of poisonous
gases. And over time, the effect of all of those miles we
clock up driving to work and dropping the kids off at school, makes
these emissions even worse.
This harmful effect on air quality is not good for our health,
especially for those who suffer from asthma.
You can help to improve air quality by switching to a newer car,
which has much cleaner exhaust emissions.
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All of our Car Recycling Centres hold an Authorised Treatment
Facility permit, so you can rest assured that if your old car
is beyond repair, it will be treated legally and without any
harm to the environment.
more about scrap car recycling licenses »
This special permit 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 large sums of money in providing concrete
hard-standing, sealed drainage systems, buildings and
equipment. All of which are designed to prevent the harmful
substances that are present in scrap cars, from leaking into the
ground and polluting the environment.
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. In fact, there could be one operating in
your local area.
All of our recycling centres are regularly audited to ensure that
scrap cars are treated in line with the permit.
When you donate your car through Charity Car, you can rest assured
that your scrap car will be treated legally and without any harm to
Do your bit for the environment and donate your car
Getting rid of your old car needn't be a hassle. When you
donate your old car through Charity Car, we'll take care of all of
the arrangements for you. If you'd like, we can collect your
car from your home or work place. Or if you prefer, you can deliver
it yourself. We'll even give you a map and directions to help
you find your nearest CarTakeBack recycling centre. And to make
sure that you don't get into hot water with the authorities, we'll
even help you sort out the necessary DVLA paperwork!
With Charity Car you can be proud that you're making a
difference. All you need to do is choose which charity you'd like
to help, then submit your details to us either online or by giving
us a call.
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