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 [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Car Scrapping

Car Scrapping in Surrey At Car Scrap Surrey, we've been scrapping and recovering vehicles for over three decades, so we know absolutely everything about the industry. That's why we'd like to set the record straight on vehicle scrapping, so you'll know exactly what to expect from the moment you realise your car's joy-riding days are over. Car scrapping can earn you money One of the main reasons so many people leave their unwanted cars to rust and rot is because they think it would cost a fortune to get rid of them. Well, guess what? Not only is [...]

Quotations: How Car Scrap Surrey is Different to its Competitors

Scrap car collection Surrey When it comes to scrapping your car, you’ll want to ensure that the cash you receive is exactly what you’ve been quoted over the phone. Unfortunately, some less reputable scrap yards will give you a different amount to what you were originally told. At Car Scrap Surrey, however, we’re pleased to tell our customers that we’ll always honour what we’ve originally quoted – guaranteeing you a completely hassle free experience with us. Be in the know: Quotes from Car Scrap Surrey We’ll pay up to £150 in cash for any family-sized vehicle within a [...]

What is the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013?

The Car Scrap Surrey Guide to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 From October 2013, an Act to amend the law relating to scrap metal dealers came into effect. The Act requires those in the scrap metal trade to obtain a new, specific licence. We at Car Scrap Surrey have applied for ours! That’s why we thought we’d explore this important Act in a little more detail. Who does the Act affect? The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 affects those in the scrap metal or vehicle dismantling industries. As a premier car scrapping company, that’s clearly why it applied to [...]

Car Scrapping in Popular Culture

When it comes to car scrapping, you may be surprised to hear how frequently it features in popular culture. Indeed, what may initially appear as a fairly unglamorous and rudimentary necessity, car disposal is in fact referenced in more films, television shows and songs than you may expect. Film: Car scrapping on the silver screen It’s been claimed that car crushers are frequently used in the cinema as devices of humour, or, somewhat conversely, to dispose of criminal evidence, and even to facilitate murder! (Which, needless to say, we frown upon here at Car Scrap Surrey!) Perhaps it’s due to [...]

Keep Your Personalised Registration Number When Vehicle Scrapping

. That’s why today, Car Scrap Surrey is offering a few handy tips for doing so. How to retain or transfer your personalised registration According to gov.uk, there are a few things you’ll need to take care of in order to ensure the retention or transfer of your vehicle’s personalised registration number: You will need to obtain a V317 form from the DVLA. You can do so, here. On the V317 form, you will need to fill out various details regarding the vehicle in question, including: its registration number, make, model, and tax disc serial number etc. To transfer the [...]