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Scrap your car for charity

A scrapped car at Giveacar awaits its fate

If you’re considering scrapping your car then you can now do it in a way that also benefits a charity.

Giveacar helps you to scrap your car so that any money made from the value of the scrap metal can go to a charity of your choice.

The idea is to raise as much money as possible for registered charities and to recycle cars to the highest environmental standards.

We at Green Car Guide
think that this is a great initiative, and like the best ideas, it’s really simple. If you want to scrap a car then all you do is call or email Giveacar. They will arrange to send round a tow truck to take your vehicle away. This is done by the largest vehicle manufacturer approved car recycling network in the UK. They will pick up any car, at no cost to you, and either sell it at a salvage auction, or dispose of it through an authorised treatment facility. Either way the charity benefits.

The End of Life Vehicle Directive was put in place by the government in 2003 to ensure that car owners dispose of their cars in a responsible manner. It should mean that motorists send their cars to Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) – scrapyards which adhere to strict environmental codes of practice, removing hazardous materials present in the car and recycling 85% of the weight of the vehicle. However this is not always the case as figures show that one million cars are still scrapped illegally each year.

Giveacar’s car donation scheme represents a free and simple way to scrap cars that helps both the environment and a charity of the car owner’s choice. The car is processed and recycled with the value of the scrap metal going to help a worthy cause.

Giveacar was established by 23 year old graduate Tom Chance in January 2010 as a not-for-profit social enterprise. Over 200 regional and national charities are affiliated with the scheme. To date, Giveacar has processed more than 1,500 cars for salvage or scrap.

Now there’s no reason for anyone to abandon an old car if they can instead make money from it for a charity.

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See also:

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