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National Scrap Car offer extensive scrap car and car salvage across Essex. The best prices and free collection across the county.

✅ Compare prices from different scrap collectors across Essex

✅ Get better offers if your car is salvageable

✅ Fast and easy pickup in Essex from your driveway or other location

✅ Trusted by hundreds of customers – rated on average 4.9 out of 5.

Scrapping your car or van in Essex

If you’re in one of the three home counties south of London and have a vehicle at the end of its life, then we can offer you the simplest and most professional service available. Our process is simple:

  • Take just 30 seconds to fill in the form at the top of this page
  • See the best price available from our network of scrap yards covering your postcode
  • Accept the price and confirm your booking – we’ll be in touch shortly afterwards

We then contact you to finalise your details and arrange a time and date that you want your car to be picked up. It really is that simple.

A scrap vehicle loaded on the back of a flatbed

We accept the following:

 • Damaged and broken cars or vans

 • MOT failures and un-roadworthy vehicles

 • Non-starters

 • Insurance write offs (Cat A, B, C, D, N, S)

 • Uneconomical cars or vans needing work

 • Business and fleet vehicles

 • Salvageable vehicles

 • Part exchanges

Once you’ve chosen your price our team will be in contact to finalise the collection. We’ll let you know which scrap yard in Essex or the surrounding counties will do the collection and they will then contact you to arrange the collection date and time. Our vetted network of professional scrap yards will work with you to complete the collection and answer any questions you might have.

100% Coverage across Essex

Flanking London whilst still including seaside resorts like Southend and Clacton, Essex sits on the fringes of the UK looking out to the Netherlands, Belgium and France. A bit further inland, the county also encapsulates Chelmsford and Colchester, the latter of which is close to the Dedham Vale Area of Natural Beauty. There’s a lot to see, and 8.5 billion miles were driven in the county in 2021. That means it’s inevitable that many, many cars will need to scrapped every single week. If your car is next, get in touch with us at National Scrap Car and we’ll find you the best price possible for your motor. You’ll even receive cash in the bank the same day that the car or van is collected!

We offer complete scrap coverage across Essex, including Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Rochford, Basildon and Chelmsford.

Prices in Essex are mostly determined by scrap yards local to the city which follows the average cost for scrap metal in the south east of England. All vehicles that need to be scrapped have their prices determined by their weight. Small variables include things like alloy wheels being present.

Heavier vehicles like scrap vans or 4x4s will have more metal that can be recycled, and a better price offered. We only work with approved scrap yards (known as an Authorised Treatment Facility) which will depollute and recycle your car or van ethically and legally.

The prices we offer include free collection from wherever you are in Essex, help with the paperwork and high professional standards to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish.

Whether your car or van is in the streets of Southend or out in Epping Forest, our approved scrap yards across the UK offer car collection from where you are. At the time of booking we’ll ensure recovery vehicles can access your vehicle.

SCRAP YOUR VEHICLE IN ESSEX

It’s never been easier to scrap your car in Essex, and we can help! The condition, make and model, size and age of your vehicle do not matter, but having a bigger car may lead to a bigger payout. Even if you’re looking to scrap your van or scrap your truck, we can help. Don’t forget to browse our scrappage scheme guide. You might just find a scheme for which you’re eligible.

WHERE CAN I SCRAP MY CAR IN ESSEX?

At National Scrap Car, we can help you scrap your car in plenty of areas near you – keeping your options open. Whether you’re in Chelmsford, Thaxted or further afield, we’ll be able to find a car breaker and get you the best price for your scrap car.

HOW MUCH TO SCRAP MY CAR IN ESSEX?

Remember, it’s completely free to scrap your car with us. If you’re wondering how much you’ll make from scrapping your car, it really depends on the current rate for scrap value. The key thing to note is that if your car is larger than average, you may stand to make more since the value is based on weight. There are number of other factors influencing price too, such as the make and model.

HOW CAN I SCRAP MY CAR IN ESSEX?

All you need to do is fill in your registration and postcode for an instant quote, then follow the steps with us – we’ll do all the work for you. Plus, no matter where you are, we can collect your car for you, completely free of charge.

Scrap cars in a pile

Scrapping your vehicle FAQs

What do I need to do before my car is collected?

After you have agreed the price on offer, you can provide us with more details regarding the status of the car and us getting access to it. You don’t need to empty, clean, or modify your car in any way but please remove anything you don’t want destroyed at the time of scrapping.

What will happen on the day of collection?

Once we have all the necessary details we will pass this on to the scrap yard that has offered you the best price. They will be in touch via phone to arrange a convenient time to pick up the vehicle. On the day they’ll phone as they approach and request things like the V5C (which you aren’t required to have) or keys (again, not necessarily required so long as the vehicle can still be removed). You, as the owner, don’t have to be present on the day but you’ll need a signed note from the owner and photo ID.

When do I get paid?

We make payment on the same day the car is collected. Once the scrap yard has notified us of car being present and correct, we’ll release payment via BACS to the account you have provided. You should see the cash available to you that day.

Scrap car coverage near Essex

Brighton & Hove

Canterbury

Chichester

London

Plymouth

Portsmouth

Southampton

Winchester