A tower of scrap cars - what documents do i need to scrap my car?

Before scrapping your car, you'll need to present the dealer with a couple of documents to verify your identity and prove the car's ownership. These documents include a photo ID, such as a passport or valid driving licence and proof of your address such as a utility bill.

Over 1 million cars are scrapped in the UK each year. In order to ensure this is done ethically and legally, there is an element of paperwork included when scrapping your car.

In recent years there have been a number of new regulations put in place to stop the illegal sale and purchase of stolen metal. With these regulations coming and going, it can make it confusing when trying to determine exactly what documentation you need to bring with you to scrap your car. This might seem off-putting, but it’s really quite simple once you know where to start.

Keep reading for our complete guide to scrapping your car!