Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
In Aberdeen, steel sells very well at £0.08 per kilo, and iron remains high at the same price.
Scrap metal prices by month
Stainless steel is at an extreme high of £0.70 per kilo. Aluminium is at £0.70 per kilo.
Often called the Granite City due to its unique architecture, roughly 242,600 people live in Aberdeen. Known as the oil capital of Europe, Aberdeen residents are choosing to scrap their cars for a variety of reasons. Check out the top 10 reasons for scrapping a car in Aberdeen at the top prices.
With an incredibly reliable and efficient bus service in Aberdeen, more and more locals are finding that they simply aren't using their cars as much as they used to. It doesn't help that the roads in the city are so congested! Being stuck in traffic is always frustrating, but even more so when you've paid for an expensive car, filled it up with expensive petrol, and then can't actually drive anywhere! The end result is a lot of vehicles being left at home, and kept for no real reason other than 'for emergencies.' The problem is that you still have to pay money on that old car, but even if you declare it as SORN, it's still going to depreciate in value every day that it's not used. It's that lack of use that we're seeing more than ever, with locals choosing to get cash for scrap cars in Aberdeen. Thanks to our free car collection service, even SORNed cars can be bought.
Selling a car is always stressful. If you're selling it to friends or family, then the expectation is that you will want less money for it, and if you're selling to strangers you have to deal with their haggling, their lack of time-keeping skills, and those ones that are so ignorant they don't even show up after you've waited in all day. It's all incredibly frustrating, and that's why we have become the practical and hassle-free popular option instead. That's because we don't just pay immediately by sending your cash for scrap cars in Aberdeen directly to your bank account, we also let you set the time and date of your free car collection. Local drivers are taking advantage of this easy and stress-free way of getting rid of their old cars while also getting the maximum value for it. Don't keep hold of an old car because you can't face the hassle of selling it. Get your quote, get paid, and let us do the hard work.
An impressive 27% of households in Aberdeen don't have access to a car. Partly, this is because it's so very practical to stick to using public transport in the city. It might not have a tram service or any kind of metro system, but the bus service more than makes up for it. Weekly and monthly tickets are cheap, and there are a wide variety of special tickets available for children, pensioners, and those with travel difficulties. However, it's not just the exceptional bus service that is causing more people than ever to sell their old cars to scrap dealers in Aberdeen. Parking fines in the city are widely considered to be a blight, with the council earning £475,000 between 2016 and 2019 alone, and issuing just under 16,000 parking tickets in the same period. While Cornhill Road is the worst for getting a ticket, it's harder than ever to park safely and cheaply in Aberdeen. That's why so many people are getting rid of their old cars and sticking to the bus.
Just under 40% of all cars that take their MOT in Aberdeen will fail. It's not quite as bad as Kirkcaldy, the MOT failure capital of the UK, but it's still an insanely high figure which means a lot of cars aren't passing their tests. There are many reasons for the high failure rate of cars in Scotland, with the hard weather being the usual culprit of choice, but the fact is that there are many reasons why cars are failing their MOTs in Aberdeen. The problem is that when your car fails its MOT, you end up having to not just pay for repairs, but also pay for additional tests. That can very quickly spiral into ongoing and unaffordable spending on a car you're increasingly frustrated with. Now that we have made it easier than ever to sell a car without MOT in Aberdeen, you don't even have to find a way to get it to us without breaking the law (you can't generally drive a car without a valid MOT legally). That's because we come straight to you and collect your vehicle for free!
There's a lot of people in Aberdeen living with high levels of debt. As a city, Aberdeen's consumer credit score average sits at around £586, and when the Christman period hits the debt levels go up by as much as 53%. Even though 40 different Aberdeen locals have become millionaires through the National Lottery, the population is not rich, and that means finding ways to access money when a bill you weren't expecting comes through the letterbox. Rather than relying on payday loans (or more shady ways to access some quick cash), more Aberdeen drivers are realising that they can get immediate payments when they sell their old cars to the best scrap dealers in Aberdeen. With money being sent immediately into your bank account, it's never been easier to make some fast money when you need it most. Don't let money stress take over your life when you have a car that you can sell for the top prices in the city.
When almost 40% of cars in Aberdeen are failing to pass their MOT, that means that there are a high number of older cars on the roads of the city that shouldn't be. Even those with a valid MOT might not pass their next test, and the end result is that there are far too many dangerous cars being driven on the roads of Aberdeen. Those unsafe vehicles don't just lead to more accidents but also lead to higher levels of pollution. When money is tight, it can be hard to justify paying for repairs on a car that still, technically, works. The problem is that even minor issues affect your car's ability to drive. If you're putting your life and the lives of others at risk every time you start your car, but you can't afford essential repairs, then it's good to know that you can sell even the most battered and unsafe car to our scrap dealers in Aberdeen, and with free car collection, you don't even have to put your life at risk getting it to us.
Multiple MOTs are one thing, but ongoing repair and maintenance costs are another one of the leading reasons why so many local motorists are selling their older cars to scrap metal dealers in Aberdeen. Some of these drivers have simply had enough of paying for the constant minor and major repair jobs. Therefore, they're using the cash that they get from our expert scrap car dealers in Aberdeen and putting the money towards a vehicle that doesn't need quite so much looking after. That's one of the reasons why electric vehicles have seen such a dramatic increase of 30% in registrations in the city since 2013, and the council continues providing more and more charging points. A newer, more reliable car means paying less out on minor issues and more chance of passing an MOT. So if you're spending more than you should be just on keeping your battered old car going for just a little bit longer, it might be time to get some money from it instead.
Two big factors combine to make fuel-inefficiency a big problem in Aberdeen. The first issue is the price of petrol. It might be the oil capital of Europe, but drivers in Aberdeen have to pay a higher price for petrol than the rest of the UK. Combined with the fact that as cars get older, they start to need more fuel, drivers in Aberdeen have to spend a little bit more every time that they fill up their tanks. The second issue is the fact that Aberdeen is the officially named Congestion Capital of Scotland. Drivers in the city spend up to 35 hours a year stuck in traffic, and that means the expensive petrol that local drivers filled up with is simply being wasted. It's never any fun wasting money, and fuel-inefficiency is one of the main reasons why local motorists are selling their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Aberdeen. That money is being used to get a better, more fuel-efficient car.
With one of the most dangerous roads in Scotland, the high rate of congestion in the city, and the high MOT failure rate across Aberdeen, car accidents are a regular occurrence. The A956 trunk road is infamous when it comes to dangerous roads in Scotland, and the Charleston Flyover doesn't help matters! Considering that the A956 is just an eight-mile stretch of road, even the briefest online search will show pages and pages of news reports about accidents. It used to be very difficult to get rid of an old car that has been involved in a car collision that would cost too much money to repair. Now, we have made it easier than you might think to make some money from damaged cars in Aberdeen, and you don't even have to pay for the collection and removal of that battered vehicle. You tell us when to collect it, and we come and do it for free!
While owning a car always means a constant dribble of cash being spent on it, the running costs of keeping a vehicle in Aberdeen are surprisingly low. While that's good news for buyers, it's not so great for sellers. Unfortunately, many local drivers who want to upgrade to a new car will use their older vehicle as a part-exchange. They head to car dealerships or private sellers, and they end up getting ripped off because they get significantly less than expected and a much lower price for their old car than it's worth. Going for a part-exchange is almost always a mistake, and that's why so many smart locals are realising that if they get cash for scrap cars in Aberdeen, they are not only getting the actual value of their old vehicle but can then walk into a dealership knowing exactly what their budget is. Having the money in their pockets means that they also get to haggle with a lot more authority!
It's all too easy to keep hanging onto an old car, especially if you think that there's something so wrong with it that it can't be sold. Let's clear up some of those misconceptions.
We hear very regularly from satisfied customers that they were surprised to get such a high price when they used our instant quote calculator. The high price of scrap metal in Aberdeen means that top prices can be paid for a much wider range of cars than you might think. For example, many people believe that they can't sell a car that's been SORNed, but the fact is that while you aren't legally allowed to drive it, you can sell it. And for cars that have been involved in an accident, we now pay and do free collections on even seriously damaged cars in Aberdeen. However, we cannot collect a car from the scene of an accident.
With such high numbers of cars failing their MOT in Aberdeen (a whopping 39.8%), one of the most common questions we get is whether it's possible to sell those cars. The good news is that not only have we made it very quick and easy to sell a car without an MOT in Aberdeen, we also pick your car up for free as well. That means you don't have to risk driving illegally.
There are a lot of scrap yards in Aberdeen, and they aren't all members of the Scrapi.com network. If you get advised that it's perfectly fine to drive your MOT-less car or a vehicle that's been SORNed to their premises, you are being encouraged to break the law.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act of 2013 was designed to protect vehicle owners. Some of the key takeaways of the legislation mean that you can't get paid in cash for your old car, and you must be able to prove ownership. The most common way to prove that a car is yours is to produce your logbook (V5C), but what happens if that's been lost, stolen, or damaged after a car accident? The important thing is not to panic because one of many reasons why the Scrapi.com network is so renowned across the city is because we do all of your paperwork for you. That means we liaise with the DVLA to get replacement documents if needed, so you don't have to wait around all day on hold. Never assume that you can't sell a car in Aberdeen. From lost paperwork and lost keys to selling a car that won't even start anymore, we make it easier than ever to scrap your car in Aberdeen and get paid for it too.
Everyone knows just how stressful it can be trying to sell a car. The car-buying public across the UK are not the easiest buyers to deal with, and those in Aberdeen are no better. Luckily, selling your car to scrap yards in Aberdeen is much, much easier.
When you have checked the value of your car using our quote calculator, all you have to do is let us know when and where to pick your car up. It really is that simple. There's no waiting around for buyers who don't show up, and there's no last-minute haggling over price either. If you can't be there yourself when your car is collected, all you have to do is make sure that someone is there to show the paperwork to our recovery team, and we do the rest. And if you book a collection time and then have to change it, that's not a problem either.
When you're selling a scrap car, it's usually because it's too old, too unsafe, or because it's been SORNed.
Driving those cars is either downright dangerous or illegal, which is why free car collection is such an important and appreciated Scrapi.com service. You don't have to drive your car when we come straight to you, which means that you can relax as we do all of the hard work for you (including all of the official paperwork!).
All we ask is that your car is on stable ground so that our recovery vehicle can access it.
No matter where your car is parked (or where it broke down), we can collect it for free. Let us know where your car is, and we'll arrange for your free scrap car removal in Aberdeen at a date and time that suits you.
Make the process for yourself easy by turning to us and following our 3 simple steps.
The scrap metal prices in Aberdeen are always high. The transition from an oil-based economy to something more sustainable has seen huge levels of development, and that's sent scrap metal prices in the city skyrocketing.
Even when the city of Aberdeen was focused solely on oil, scrap metal was selling for a high price. That's because raw materials are always needed in industrial cities. Now that the city is positioning itself as a sustainable UK hub, demand for scrap metal is only growing. We pay the top scrap metal prices in Aberdeen because we monitor the price changes, so when you sell a car for scrap in the city, you know you're getting the top prices.
The most important factor that will dictate the total amount that you get for your old car will be the weight of it.
Make and model is important because some car parts are in more demand than others, so they have a higher recycling value. However, it's the weight that will play the most important role in determining how much you'll get paid for your car. The high car scrap prices in Aberdeen will be a lot more evident the heavier your vehicle is, simply because scrap yards pay by weight. With a focus on recycling, partnering only with the Authorised Treatment Facilities in Aberdeen, and continual monitoring of the current scrap car prices in Aberdeen, this means that you will only get the top prices for your old vehicle. We have no hidden fees either, so you always know that the price you're quoted is the price that you'll get sent straight to your bank account.
You can find out right now how much your car is worth. Simply use our quote calculator by filling out a few details.
It's not just because we pay the best car scrap prices in Aberdeen that is leading so many locals to use our services. All of our network members are Authorised Treatment facilities too, and that means some additional benefits that you get from recycling.
It might be called the Granite City, but Aberdeen has a remarkable number of green spaces and beautiful parks. Already dubbed the floral capital of Scotland, the 14 parks that are open to the public, as well as the private gardens, award-winning countryside walks, trails and 3,000 acres of accessible woodlands means that there's a lot of stunning natural spaces that need to be protected. Air pollution in the city is a problem, and Aberdeen has some of the worst figures in Scotland for air quality. When you use our car recyclers in Aberdeen, you are using Authorised Treatment Facilities that are not just recognised by the Environment Agency, but also have the necessary permits from the council. That's because the safe disposal of harmful vehicle waste is essential. When you recycle your car in Aberdeen, then you're getting old, polluting cars off the roads, and ensuring that they are not sent straight to a landfill.
From the puffins on the cliffs of the Bullers of Buchan to the porpoises, minke whales, dolphins, and thousands of butterflies that are common to see in and around Aberdeen, there's a lot of animals that call the area their home. Sunbathing seals on Newburgh Beach and roaming red deer at Loch Muick all need to be protected from our casual approach to waste, which is why household recycling is so important. When you recycle a car in Aberdeen with a yard that isn't a part of the Scrapi.com network, there's a high likelihood that your old vehicle will be sent straight to a landfill. That means it will continue to pump out harmful emissions, and all of the liquids in your vehicle will simply seep into the ground, damaging the soil and preventing natural growth. Aberdeen is a key location for wildlife protection, so it's more important than ever that we protect the animal and plant life that we are blessed with.
One of the key aspects of the redevelopment of Aberdeen is its goal to become a centre of energy. This transition away from oil and gas means making sure that renewables and alternative means of clean energy are used to maximum effect. As a city that has been so reliant on oil and gas, this shift is boosting the price of scrap metal, simply because of the vast amount of raw and recycled materials needed to promote this shifting approach. So when you recycle a car in Aberdeen, you are not just helping the city to protect its environment and the wildlife, you're also ensuring improved use of energy and the development of the Granite City into a more energy-efficient and sustainable destination for new businesses.
Aberdeen is going through a dramatic change right now. As the city makes a rapid transition from an oil-based economy to one of green growth, the regional economy is reshaping entire neighbourhoods. Aberdeen is repositioning itself as a key part of the global economy, and that means new business models are using the city as a base to take advantage of the easy access to vast amounts of recycled materials. By having these recycled metals and plastics close to hand, those businesses can slash their operational costs, and that means faster growth and more job creation. When you use authorised car recyclers in Aberdeen, you are helping ensure that local businesses can save money, boost employment figures, and ensure that money continues to flow throughout the Aberdeen community.
The high price of scrap metal in the city means that there are many scrap yards in Aberdeen. However, they aren't all the same, and many will give you bad advice and low prices for your car.
We only partner with scrap yards that have the official permits from the council and are Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means you aren't just getting the best price for your old car. It also means that you can sell your car with the knowledge that it will be disposed of safely and responsibly, causing the least amount of harm to the environment and helping keep the economy of Aberdeen growing. Not only that, but all of the car breakers in Aberdeen that make up our network have access to our real-time monitoring of scrap metal prices. That means you will always get the real value of your car, even if it's a wreck. Our free collection service is just the icing on the cake.
Don't settle for less money by using an Aberdeen scrap yard that isn't part of the Scrapi.com network.
It's unfortunately common to get very bad advice from an unprofessional salvage yard in Aberdeen. We have seen too many drivers get told that they can drive a car that's been SORNed, or that they can get paid cash-in-hand for their old cars. Advice like this results in unsuspecting locals breaking the law without knowing it. And that means hefty fines and potentially getting points on your license. It's vital that you only use officially recognised Authorised Treatment Facilities, not just because the recycling is so important, but also because you get expert advice, a professional service, and the real value of your car. With no last-minute haggling, we simply send your payment to your bank account immediately, so you stay on the right side of the law. And if your vehicle is SORNed or you've lost your car keys, we will sort everything out for you using our years of experience.