How to Get the Best Price for Scrapping Your Car

There are many reasons which lead people to scrap their cars. Perhaps it’s been written off after an accident, or you’re getting rid of an old car now that it’s become too expensive to run. When scrapping your car, you’ll want to get the best price possible. Here are a few expert tips to follow. Research Local Car Scrap Companies Search for car scrap companies in your local area to find ones recommended online. Can you find any recommendations from others about which companies are the most reputable? A professional, serious company will only use an ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility), [...]

Has Your Car Been Written Off? Here’s What You Need to Do Next

Vehicles are written off for a variety of reasons, whether they’re unsafe to drive due to damage sustained during an accident, or it’s not economical to have the car repaired. This will often be declared a 'write-off' after an assessment with a reputable garage in your area followed by a call with your insurance provider. There doesn’t even need to be serious damage to deem the vehicle a write off if the repairs are worth more than the vehicle itself. If this has happened to you, it can be hard knowing what the next stages are. Here are some expert [...]

How Car Scrap Services in Surrey Can Help the Environment

Over the last two years, reports of over 260,000 abandoned vehicles have been recorded around the UK which is costing taxpayers money, as well as causing environmental issues. Luckily, licensed car scrapping specialists are offering solutions which not only encourage people to use their services rather than dump vehicles at roadside but help to protect the environment too. Here’s why vehicle scrapping experts such as Car Scrap Surrey are unsung environmental heroes. Why Are People Dumping Their Cars? In the last few years, the scrapping industry has dramatically changed, with less money being offered for scrap metal due to the [...]

What Not to Do with Your Home’s Junk

When it comes to end-of-life vehicles, old car batteries and tyres, or old appliances, many homeowners don’t know how to dispose of their junk. So when you’re desperate to de-clutter your home, it can be tempting to get rid of junk in ways that are detrimental to the environment and even illegal. At Car Scrap Surrey, we’ve been collecting and scrapping vehicles and junk metal for over 30 years, so we understand the importance of disposing of your waste metal properly. We’ve also proven to our customers that it’s actually easier to get rid of metal junk through the correct [...]

A Look at the Scrapping Industry in 2014

Recycling roughly 13 million tonnes of metal every year, the UK’s scrapping industry is leading the way in the British green revolution. At Car Scrap Surrey, we’re proud to be a part of something that’s making such an impact on the environment, and we’re delighted to report that the future for the scrapping industry is certainly bright for the remainder of 2014 and beyond, both in terms of industry regulations and economic forecast. A better regulated industry Effective from 1 October 2013, with a grace period until 1 December 2013, serious changes were made to British scrapping legislation, requiring all [...]

Tips on De-Cluttering Your Home

It’s incredibly easy for any home to become cluttered, especially in spaces like garages, lofts and guest bedrooms. Before you know it, you’ve got piles of old junk all over your house, taking up space and ruining the décor of your home. Yet many of us may feel daunted by the prospect of clearing our homes when there’s just so much junk: ‘Where to begin? How do I dispose of everything? How long will it all take?’ We’re all faced by these questions, especially if you’ve got major junk items to dispose of like old appliances or unused cars. At [...]

How Metal and Car Scrapping Benefits the Environment

Most of us already know that one of the easiest ways to earn some extra cash is by scrapping your old bangers or any junk metal lying around your home—but did you know that metal and car scrapping is actually one of the best ways to do your part for the environment, too? Don’t forget your home environment Firstly, trustworthy scrapping services help keep your immediate environment clean and safe; having rusty metals lying about can be dangerous for children, and old car batteries in particular must be disposed of safely to ensure a healthy home environment. Why vehicle scrapping [...]

5 Reasons to Recycle Metal

Scrap your unwanted metal Popular programmes like BBC One's Britain's Biggest Hoarders and Channel 4's Obsessive Compulsive Hoarders show just how much junk people hang on to. At Car Scrap Surrey, we'd like to do our part to discourage unnecessary hoarding by reminding you of the best reasons to recycle the unused metal you've got lying around. Whether it's a rusty old banger, damaged radiators, or even old pots and pans, most homes can stand to have a good clear-out of all their metal junk. So in case you forgot to do your spring cleaning this year, here [...]

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