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Get a quote for your unwanted vehicle now!
The best cash price for your old vehicle - no middleman - no hidden fees.
- We buy almost any vehicle in any condition, including some motorbikes
- We're not a broker or middle-man, you deal direct with us, no hidden fees!
- Collection for Wiltshire, Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire
- Van removal
- Bus and Minibus recovery
- MOT failure car, van or minibus collection
- Cash for accident damaged cars, vans & commercial vehicles
- Write off car, van & lorry removal
- Lorry removal
- Tipper truck recovery
Swindon Metal Recycling collect and pay you CASH for your old vehicle!
We're not a scrappie, a broker or a middle-man. We do a lot of the work to recycle your scrap vehicle or metal.
You can rest assured that we have retired your car in the most environmentally and responsible way.
Having problems selling your Car or Motorcycle?
Swindon Metal Recycling don't just buy scrap cars for recycling, we'll pay cash for your working vehicle and good MOTed vehicles as well! Get in touch for a quote.
The best cash car prices in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire
Just fill in the Quick Quote form, and we'll email or text you an offer immediately. You can also call us on:
01793 827770 or 07900 987043
Your unwanted car can be in any condition, we'll buy any car and pay you cash for it on the spot. You cannot lose out. The price we quote is the price we pay when we collect your old car.
Cars for Cash - Sell your car to SMR!
Have you got any old bangers taking up valuable parking spaces outside your property? Scrapping your old car is an environmentally friendly way to make some serious money. All it takes is a phone call to us, we'll do all the paperwork and collection is totally free of charge.
We also resell vehicles, so even if your old car is a treasured item that you just cannot bear to see scrapped but you cannot afford to keep up we'll make sure it gets a new home.
Our cash quote for your old car, van or minibus
Based on what you tell us about your vehicle we'll give you an instant appraisal and a cash offer for your scrappable or recyclable vehicle. In some cases we can repair the vehicle or use it for spares. The cash quote we give you for recycling your car is based on that appraisal.
Unwanted Car Collection & Cash Payment
We collect within 24 hours of you contacting us and accepting the cash offer for removal of the vehicle. You just need to have the log book to hand so that we can transfer the vehicle ownership. You don't need to do anything else, except take the money! We load the vehicle onto a recovery lorry and take it away to our purpose built recycling centre for de-pollution and processing.
Why use Swindon Metal Recycling?
Swindon Metal Recycling are committed to environmentally friendly vehicle waste removal and recycling. You can rest assured that your old vehicle will be responsibly recycled within Environment Agency regulations.
If you want to sell your end of life, damaged or MOT failed car, van or minibus we'll buy it for cash on the spot. We collect for free and reliably offer the best and fairest cash prices in the Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire areas.
We deal with all the legal paperwork and DVLA notification so you can rest assured that your scrap vehicle has been removed legally and will be recycled in an environmentally sound manner.
Rather than having to pay a garage to tow away your old car from your driveway or having to keep the tax and MOT in order to keep it parked on the road why not let Swindon Metal Recycling remove your car? It won't cost you a penny, we pay you! In these cash strapped times that cannot be a bad thing can it?
What can Swindon Metal Recycling recycle from my old car?
Up to 90% of your unwanted car can be recycled at our recycling centre. At our recycling centre we de-pollute and break the car down into the following materials:
Types of Metal - Steel, Aluminium, Copper etc.
Glass - Windscreen and window laminated and headlamp glass
Plastic - Polycarbonate, polyproplene, polyester and others
Liquids - Engine, transmission & brake fluids.
Rubber - Tyres, window and door seals and other extruded rubber
Batteries - Lead & plastic
Catalytic Converters - Rhodium, platinum, palladium, Steel
The remaining 10% is sent to an appropriate vehicle waste processing site.
Recycling your car legally with Swindon Metal Recycling, Wiltshire
You, as the owner of your vehicle, are legally obliged to dispose of it subject to Environment Agency 'End-of-Life' or ELV regulations.
All vehicles destined for scrap also require a DVLA Certificate of Destruction. We do all this for you and issue the official paperwork.
Another benefit of scrapping your vehicle is that you can get a refund on your remaining road tax, you can do this by filling in a DVLA V14 form available from DVLA or most main post offices. Just send that together with the tax disc to the DVLA and they'll send you a road tax refund.
Swindon Car De-pollution, Recycling & Processing Facts
Swindon Metal Recycling is totally committed to not only giving you the best cash price for your unwanted car but making as much of your scrap car recyclable and environmentally safe for disposal.
We recycle as much as 90% of your old vehicle lowering it's environmental impact as much as possible. Anything we can't recycle is disposed of to Environment Agency Regulations at local licenced disposal waste centres.
The metal from your scrapped car is milled and melted down to produce new steel.
Plastics, rubber, glass, batteries are milled and used to create a variety of new materials, minimising as much as possible the amount that ends up in increasingly expensive landfill sites around the country.
The Vehicle Recycling Process
Once Swindon Metal Recycling has removed your scrap car it is taken to our recycling centre in Swindon, Wiltshire. From there several steps are taken to process your old car.
All volatile substances are removed from the vehicle including acids, brake and hydraulic fluid, oil, brake pads, and coolants are drained and separated into vats.
Some fluids such as engine oil are reused as heating oil, other liquids such as brake fluid can be refined and reused. However some fluids cannot be reused and are collected and taken to a licenced depot for safe disposal.
As most people know, oil is an especially valuable Earth resource and is currently at it's highest ever price. Oil drilling is also one of the Earth's most polluting activities. We make every effort to make sure it is recycled and reused as environmentally responsibly as possible.
Recycling Spare Parts
If some parts of the vehicle are salvageable and are good enough to re-use we remove them, recondition them and sell them for spare parts to garages and private motor mechanics using our partner site Swindon Car Parts or via eBay.
Re-using car parts saves money on buying newly manufactured parts. Sometimes they are also not available from the car manufacturer or any other source and so can be quite valuable items. You as a doner are helping someone else keep their vehicle alive. Please visit our vehicle spares web site at Swindon Car Parts if you need car parts for your vehicle.
Each part of the vehicle is removed and separated into it's constituent materials ready to be milled, shredded and then either reformed into to it's original state e.g. steel or used to create new materials. This is done at our metal recycling centre in Swindon, Wiltshire.
Recycling metal costs around 30% of the cost of mining and smelting new metal. Metal production also greatly impacts on the environment. Recycling metal is just as good quality as new metal and is often used to make new cars. Metal can be recycled over and over again. Recycled metal currently represents up to 30% of the total worldwide metal production and has become an important industrial resource. New cars are designed with recycling in mind so that the maximum metal can be reused when they come to the end of their life.
Recycling Glass is another material that can be reused over and over again once it has had any impurities and plastic laminates removed. It can be used for new automotive glass or reprocessed for other uses such as building materials and paving.
There are many types of plastic used in car production. At Swindon Metal Recycling each type is seperated and either milled down and/or directly remoulded to produce parts for new cars or just about anything you can think of. Around 15% of the average car is made of plastic. Our Wiltshire recycling centre in Swindon is fully equipped to handle all these types of plastic.
Rubber, especially tyres are an expensive Earth resource and also an environmental nuisance when disposed of in landfill sites, in fact it is illegal under EU law to put tyres into landfill. Tyres can be recycled or retreaded, also other rubber based car parts such as door extrusions and window seals can be reprocessed by Swindon Metal Recycling to make new rubber items. Around 50 million tyres are replaced on vehicles every year in the UK only. That's 5 over million tyres in Wiltshire alone. Recycling tyres is an important environmental process.
As well as steel, catalytic converters contain other types of precious metal such as rhodium,platinum and palladium which can be extracted and reused to make new catalytic converters. Swindon Metal Recycling is aware of the value of these precious recycling elements.
Swindon Metal Recycling recycles car batteries down into their constituent parts, mainly lead and plastic which is milled or melted down to produce new batteries. Battery acid, or distilled water cannot be reused due to the high impurities and so that is collected and taken for safe disposal at a licenced Wiltshire Council depot.As you can see, Swindon Metal Recycling does a lot of work to recycle your scrap vehicle. We are not just a Scrappie !