hand holding out car keys following sale to scrap yard

If you’ve never scrapped a car before, the scrapping process might seem very mysterious. What documents do you need? Does your car need to be road worthy to be scrapped? What personal identification do to you need to provide?

If you’re wondering "Do I need a log book to scrap my car?" we can answer that question right now! But first, what exactly is a log book?


large pile of scrapped cars

When your car has reached the end of its natural lifespan, whether it’s been written off, failed its MOT, or just isn’t worth maintaining anymore, scrapping your car is the natural solution.

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.