Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Illegally scrapped cars lose owners £52m

Drivers miss out on £52 million a year by not scrapping their cars through legitimate breakers said

According to the end-of-life-vehicle (ELV) initiative, legal yards will pay owners about £50 for a car. But it is estimated that fewer than half of the two million vehicles that were scrapped last year were taken to registered facilities. has warned drivers not to fall prey to cowboy operators, who it said were taking advantage of rising metal prices and offering lower prices for old cars.

Spokesman Simon Palmer commented: The fact that car owners can make a small profit by correctly recycling their old car is yet another reason for drivers to make sure they know how to dispose of their vehicle in line with the law. However, drivers do need to be aware that the price they are paid is dependent upon the climate of the metals market at the time and the weight of their vehicle.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.