Sims Metal Management collects and recycles 400,000 End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) through its UK network of over 20 Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs). We aim to provide a cost effective, environmentally sound and legislatively compliant scrap vehicle collection and recycling service businesses and local authorities.
Competitive prices for your scrap cars and vehicles
We work effectively, on a large scale and incur lower processing costs which enable Sims to pay competitive prices for your scrap cars and ELVs.
What do we do with your scrap cars and vehicles?
Businesses, ATFs and consumers can bring end-of-life vehicles such as scrap cars, old vans and trucks to a Sims Metal Management site to get a competitive price and to make sure their vehicles are being recycled in a compliant and environmentally friendly way.
Sims Metal Management has acted proactively by investing in de-pollution technology in order to develop best practice recovery operations. Each scrap car or vehicle which arrives at a Sims ATF must be de-polluted before the car can be scrapped.
Following de-pollution, scrap cars and vans are sent to one of Sims Metal Management's metal shredder sites.
Here they are fragmentised and the steel material removed. Non-ferrous metal and the non-metallic “residue” is sent for further processing and refinement at our materials recovery facility. All recycled materials are then transported by road, rail or ship to domestic and international markets.
Certificate of Destruction
If you require a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) we can issue this for you on behalf of the DVLA.
85% ELV Recovery rates
We have invested in and refined our processes to be able to meet the 85% ELV recovery targets, which means so can you. If you are an ATF and need to meet this ELV target rate, by working with Sims you can be 100% sure you can. We will provide concise reports and certificates to prove that you are meeting your ELV recovery targets.
Collection service or deliver direct to us
We can collect your scrap car or vehicle from you or you can deliver it yourself to one of our Sims Metal Management ATFs. Here, we will recycle your ELVs and take care of all the paperwork which comes along with this.
Find your local ATF or arrange a collection
Sims also offers a collection service for abandoned and untaxed cars and vehicles. We work in partnership with other businesses to deliver an Abandoned Vehicle service throughout the UK. We are therefore ideally placed to offer Local Authorities solutions for abandoned cars, vans and other vehicles.
Find out more about the ‘Abandoned vehicle collection service’
Get in touch
Email or call 0800 008 7223 to arrange a scrap car collection or talk to us about your scrap vehicle recycling needs.
Alternatively find your local Sims Metal Management scrap car recycling facility.