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Scrap car recycling

CarTakeBack are passionate about recycling! To look after the environment, our wreckers use the latest methods they can to safely remove all harmful materials from your car, then dispose of them in the safest way. Ensuring that they reuse and recycle as much of your scrap car as possible. Parts may be reused to get the most out of them, and if a car can be repaired and reused for longer they may do so.

Car shells on racking ready for the metal to be recycled

How a car is recycled

When a car arrives at the scrap car recycling centre there’s a lot that goes into depolluting and recycling it. Fluids such as fuel, brake fluid, even windscreen wash are safely removed from the vehicle, ensuring that no excess chemicals leak into the environment. Airbags are securely detonated. Any parts that are in a good condition are salvaged for reuse, to get the maximum life out of them.

It’s now ready to be crushed, this is usually done to make vehicles more efficient to transport for further recycling. The cubed or crushed vehicles are safely transported to a shredder plant. These shredder facilities process the vehicles into smaller pieces and separate the metal, glass, plastics and fabrics, which can then be recycled for use in various ways. With minimal waste going to landfill.

Recycling electric vehicles

This process is just for a regular petrol or diesel vehicle, but as you might guess, there’s even more involved in decommissioning an electric vehicle! Not only do the high voltage batteries need to be safely disconnected and removed from an electric or hybrid car, but various other high voltage systems and powerful magnets also need to be carefully made safe, before taking the rest of the car apart.

View all of our happy customer reviews

4.9/5 stars based on service ratings from our customers

Good communication

The person who answered my call was quite clear in how the process works. Good communication and recognition of value.

- Donny K

Happy customer

I’m happy with the service!

- Tai Glassie - 2006 Mitsubishi 380

Friendly and helpful

The guy on the phone was very friendly and helpful. Made the whole process easy. I didn't have any problems at all. Even when I made a mistake on the online form it was easily corrected and we proceeded as usual. Everyone I dealt with was professional and friendly. The pickup truck driver was also extremely helpful.

- Stewart / Ford Laser / Eastwood

Excellent automated service

It’s very user friendly…. Car was picked up by 11am next day.

- Mr. Vardis

Great helpful service

Everything happened in a prompt professional manner. Efficient and friendly driver who called to let me know pickup time. I would definitely recommend your business.

- Mr M Kemp

Seamless and fast

Received the quote. The following day the car was picked up and a check was in my hand. Thank you!

- Rachel - Holden Commodore

Great service

Fast and polite. Very communicative and great service.

- Mr C for Rexton

Fast service

Professional service, highly recommend.

- L.Griffiths

Very professional and super helpful

The tow truck driver was professional and efficient. Knew what he's doing. Great company. Good offer of money.

- Tu Nguyen - Holden Astra 2000 ts

Friendly service

I would strongly recommend to give your car to CarTakeBack for scrap/recycling as I found them very professional and friendly.

- Dino - Daihatsu Sirion

Hassle free

This service was completely hassle free! 3 day turn around. Very happy with the service. Thanks!

- Mrs Kent - Nissan XTrail

This was an excellent service

Quick, great price. Most efficient service. Very happy with their whole procedure.

- Mrs Smith - Holden Asra

Simple

Appreciated the simplicity from contact to pick up to admin.

- Glenn M - Peugeot 207

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See how much you can get to recycle your car

Time to recycle your car? CarTakeBack finds you the best scrap car recycling prices, instantly! We just need to know what type of car you have and your postcode. We’ll show you the prices on offer at our scrap car recycling centres in your area, no need to wait for an email or call, it’s instant! Plus it’s free to get a valuation and our quote is valid for seven days. You can get a valuation using our online form or by calling our Customer Services Team who’ll be able to give you a quote and answer any questions you may have.

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