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Reputable Scrap My Car Service Providers for Colchester

There are many rules which govern the scrap my car industry.

On this page, we’ve outlined some of the most important ones for the benefit of prospective customers in Colchester.



Scrap Cars and the Law



A car must only be scrapped at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), like our own near Colchester. An Authorised Treatment Facility is one which has been accredited with an environmental permit by the Environment Agency. There are many “cash for my car” businesses around Colchester which haven’t bothered to go through the proper legal process, and effectively operate under the radar. You’ll not receive an authentic Certificate of Destruction from these companies. So be sure to use a proper, legal scrap my car company like our own.



It’s essential that scrap cars are put through the proper de-pollution process before being crushed and recycled. This involves stripping the car of any potentially hazardous materials, for example its oil filter, battery and air bags – amongst other items. Failing to do this could potentially pose a significant risk to both our workforce and the Colchester environment. Many components present within a scrap car can in fact pollute water and contaminate earth, for example. This is another reason why it’s crucial you choose a responsible and environmentally aware cash for my car company.



You must inform the DVLA that your car is being scrapped. The down side is this involves a lot of paperwork. The upside is we will do it for you! This aspect of our comprehensive scrap car service is designed to make the process as convenient as possible for you.




The Scrap Metal Dealers Act banned “scrap my car” companies from paying for scrap cars in cash. Instead, we must pay via cashier’s cheque, bank transfer or an electronic payments site like PayPal. However, this won’t delay our payment in any way. We aim to pay for and collect scrap cars within an hour of receiving a call from a client in Colchester.

Call us today on 07858 677 949! We buy scrap cars of all types in Colchester.