About Abbey Scrap Cars
On average we help to recycle 3500 vehicles a year
Get peace of mind from our family owned and operated business, established in 1968 and based in Cinderford, Gloucestershire. As we're not brokers, we provide direct car recycling services from our own yard, collection from our own drivers, and we've invested heavily over the years so we can offer a very competitive price.
We handle everything
Once you accept our quote, we'll call you promptly to arrange a collection to suit you, often on the same day. Our own drivers can collect your vehicle, with trucks including a winch so your car doesn't even have to start. Get a cheque from our driver or bank transfer within one day, along with your receipt and completion of Section 9 of your V5 document. We work directly with the DVLA to confirm your car is scrapped and provide the essential Certificate of Destruction (COD) by post and email.
Fully registered, compliant supplier
Environment Agency licensed End of Life Vehicle Authorised Treatment Facility (ELV ATF) - click to visit the government website and view us on the register (number 1272 last time we checked).
DVLA-approved, with a direct connection to register end of life vehicles on their database
Fully compliant with:
- The End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003
- Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
- The Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994
Under European legislation all scrap vehicles must be treated at an End of Life Vehicle Authorised Treatment Facility ("ELV ATF") to enhance recycling rates and protect the environment. In February 2008 Abbey Metal Recycling received approval from the DVLA and Environment Agency to open such a facility and have since met the target 95% by weight recycling rate set down by statue.
Material from an End of Life Vehicle is used in many ways, for example the recycled steel will be melted into new steel products, other metal alloys such as copper, aluminium, stainless steel, zinc and lead will be made into new goods, windscreen glass is used to build new roads, fuels, oils, plastics and upholstery are used as fuel at power stations and even old tyres are often used in cement production.