There are so many good reasons to Trade Your Transport
Trade Your Transport rewards you for doing the
right thing. When you recycle your car responsibly, you'll gain
access to rewards that are worth much more than the scrap value of
your car alone.
Every time a car is recycled through Trade Your Transport the
more about 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. For example, on
average City Cars emit 37% less CO2 than those they replace. So
if you Trade Your Transport for the City Car Club reward you
will be reducing your carbon footprint by more than a third!
Do your bit for the environment and Trade Your Transport. Click here to choose your
All of our Scrap Car Recycling Centres hold an Authorised
Treatment Facility permit, so you can rest assured your scrap car
will be treated legally and without any harm to the
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
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 Trade Your Transport, you can rest assured that
your scrap car will be treated legally and without any harm to the
Trade Your Transport and scrap your car legally. Click here to choose your
When we've accepted your car, we'll give you an official DVLA
Certificate of Destruction. This can only be issued by a licensed
recycling centre and proves that you've disposed of your car
more about the DVLA Certificate of Destruction »
Certificate of Destruction
It is a legal requirement for all scrap cars to be issued with
an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction when they reach the end
of their useful life. However, there are plenty of people who
aren't registered to issue an official DVLA certificate, that will
readily take your car. This could land you in hot water.
Did you know that...
The Certificate of Destruction can only be issued by authorised
treatment facilities which have been approved by DVLA.
The Certificate of Destruction is the only form of document
recognised by DVLA as proof that a car has been destroyed at an
authorised treatment facility.
If you scrap your car without obtaining an official Certificate
of Destruction you could be fined by DVLA, or even worse, if your
car ends up being returned to the road by an unscrupulous operator
you could face prosecution if it is later used for criminal
When you Trade Your Transport we will issue your Certificate of
Destruction, using our secure online link to the DVLA's vehicle
registration database. Your certificate can be issued as soon
as your car has arrived on site, and will be sent out to you by
e-mail. Don't worry if we don't have your e-mail address, as
we can post it to you.
There's no need to contact DVLA yourself, as we'll do everything
for you, giving you complete peace of mind.
Your official Certificate of Destruction will carry the DVLA
logo and will look like the image below. Please be aware of
DVLA Certificate of Destruction issued when you Trade Your
Transport- click to view larger image.
For complete peace of mind, Trade Your Transport and receive
your official DVLA Certificate of Destruction. Click here to choose your
With Trade Your Transport your car will be recycled in line with
the End of Life Vehicle regulations. This means that all hazardous
materials including oils, batteries and tyres, will be safely
removed. Otherwise, these could cause severe damage to our
environment if they ended up down the drain or in landfill.
more about scrap car recycling »
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
Unfortunately, despite the threat of severe penalties, not
everyone abides by the law and this puts our environment at
When you choose to Trade Your Transport, your scrap car will be
recycled to the highest standards, by one of CarTakeBack's scrap
car recycling facilities. So you can feel proud that you are
doing your bit to help protect the environment.
Trade Your Transport and recycle your car responsibly. Click here to choose your
You're in good hands with CarTakeBack. We operate a nationwide
network of over 300 Scrap Car Recycling Centres and we're approved
by the car makers. This makes us the largest network of car maker
approved scrap car recycling centres in the United Kingdom.
more about being approved by the car makers »
Official Partner to the Car Makers
For 5 years running we have been exclusively approved by car
makers representing over 70% of cars on the road, which assures you
of a first class scrap car recycling service. Of course we recycle
all brands of car to the same high standards. Since we first began,
the CarTakeBack network has recycled nearly 2 million vehicles.
CarTakeBack is also the preferred partner for many well
respected organisations in both the public and private sector such
as The Insolvency Service, Webuyanycar.com and Giveacar.
Trust the car makers Official Partner and Trade Your Transport.
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Providing a great service is what we excel at. Just take a look
at some of the feedback that we've received from many satisfied
To get started simply choose one of the rewards below, then tell
us a few details about you and your car. You can even choose
whether to deliver it to your nearest CarTakeBack recycling centre,
or to make things really easy, we'll collect it from you!
Are you ready to choose your reward?
Click here to view a list of rewards