Everything you should know before recycling your car

Vehicles lined up in a recycling scrap yard

If you have an old vehicle that you no longer need or want, you may be considering recycling it. Recycling your car can be an eco-friendly way to dispose of it, and you may even be able to make some money from it! 

Although, before you recycle your car, there are a few things that you should know to ensure that the process is safe, legal, and efficient.

Find a Reputable Auto Recycler

To ensure you recycle your car correctly, make sure to look for a recycler that has a good reputation, is licensed and insured, and follows environmentally responsible practices.

Overton Automotive have been in the auto recycling industry for over 60 years now and are one of the UK’s leading vehicle recycling and green parts facilities.

Find out more about Overton Automotive and how they can help here.

Remove Personal Items 

Before you recycle your car, make sure to remove all personal items, including licence plates, registration, and insurance documents. You should also remove any valuables, such as electronic devices or jewellery. If you do leave anything, don’t worry! We will return any items we find in your vehicle.

Check for Hazardous Materials

Make sure to check for other materials such as petrol cans and gas canisters and dispose of them properly prior to bringing your vehicle in.

V5/Registration Documents

You’ll need to transfer ownership of the car to the auto recycler, so make sure to have all the necessary paperwork, including the title, ready to go. 

If you have misplaced or lost the documents please speak to our dedicated team who will advise on how to proceed without these.

Overton Automotive’s recycling process means you can ensure that your car is recycled safely, responsibly, and efficiently. Not only will you be doing your part to protect the environment, but you may also be able to make some money in the process. So, if you have an old car that you’re ready to say goodbye to, it’s definitely worth recycling it.

If you’re thinking about recycling your car, get your free quote today.