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It's not as difficult as you might think to scrap a car in Doncaster and get paid more. Although it might seem complicated, has made it easier than ever to get rid of your old car and make some quick cash from it. With, you get:

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The top 10 reasons why Doncaster residents scrap their cars

As the second largest town in the whole of the UK, Doncaster has a massive population that's larger than many cities in the country. With a population of over 158,100, there are many different reasons why local motorists are selling their cars to our scrap metal dealers in Doncaster. We've compiled the top 10 of those reasons to highlight just how easy it is to make some money from your old vehicle.


The insurance premiums are too expensive  

In the UK, the average annual cost of car insurance is roughly around £471. Ranked as the 71st most expensive postcode in Britain for car insurance, the average driver in Doncaster is paying £778.45 every year just to keep themselves insured. It doesn't help that the town is also in the top 20 UK locations for non-fault accidents in the first three months of owning a car, so no-claims bonuses are few and far between. Tired of paying some of the most expensive insurance prices in the UK, local motorists are selling their old vehicles to scrap metal dealers in Doncaster. Some are using the high price that they get paid to invest in a cheaper to insure a vehicle, while others are just staying far away from car ownership entirely. If you're sick of paying over the odds on insurance, you're not the only Doncaster local thinking the same.


Scrap a car if it's not being used  

Almost 80% of households in rural Doncaster have access to a car, but that number drops significantly in the more urban areas to just over 67%. That's mainly due to the excellent public transport services, but there are also 5% more people walking or cycling to where they need to go. The end result is that there are a lot of cars sitting on roads, driveways, and in household garages, not being used and deteriorating as a result. The longer that a car is left undriven, the more its value drops, and it also starts becoming unsafe to use at all. Not only that, but you still have to pay out for that car (unless you declare it as SORN). Rather than watching their cars deteriorate, and instead of keeping hold of a car 'just in case', more locals than ever are getting cash for scrap cars in Doncaster.


You find public transport preferable

Doncaster is one well-connected town. Not only is it a key location on the Explorers Road (the 500km stretch that links the north to the south), it also has some fantastic and far-reaching public transport options. Those options are so comprehensive that many locals are making the decision to go car-free entirely and are getting paid top prices from our scrap metal dealers in Doncaster. It's not just the cost either. The town centre is notoriously congested, making it very frustrating to quickly pop into town, whereas the bus is cheap, accessible, and gets you everywhere you need to go. The train service can get you anywhere from London to Edinburgh too. When it costs so much to own a car in the town, combined with the frustrations of that congested traffic, it's not really a surprise to see so many locals selling their cars and sticking to more practical ways of getting around.


The car has failed its MOT

Although newer cars in Doncaster have a lower MOT failure rate than the rest of the UK at 33.2%, the older the car, the more likely that it will fail its MOT in the town. The UK average for MOT fails is 35%, but cars registered in Doncaster in 2007 have a 39.2% chance of failing. Cars that are just one year older have a fail rate of over 42%. That's a lot of cars that can't be used until the owner pays out for repairs. If money is tight and those repairs can't be paid for, then you're stuck with a car that you can't use. Rather than paying for repairs that often outweigh what the vehicle's worth, locals realise how simple it is to sell a car without an MOT in Doncaster. You might not be able to drive a car without a valid MOT, but you can make money from it!


You could use the money for other things

Although Doncaster has stable rates of employment, with just 5.6% of working-age locals looking for work, there are multiple areas of the town that are classified as income-deprived. So, when those locals that are struggling with cash need some emergency funds, it can be very challenging. Payday loans are one solution, but these come with a variety of risks. The alternative option of getting cash for scrap cars in Doncaster means no repayments and is a great way to slash daily living costs because you no longer have to pay for expensive car insurance, road tax, or fuel. So whether it's to pay for an unexpected bill, get through Christmas, or even to have a cash boost to spend in Doncaster Market (or at the racecourse), it's always good to know that you can get immediate payments made straight to your bank account when you sell a car for scrap in Doncaster.


You're going electric

The town is only just behind the city of Birmingham in terms of the number of registered electric cars, and the growth rate is extraordinary. The town has seen a 500% increase in electric vehicle registrations between 2018 and 2019, and that number keeps going up. In 2018, there were only 55 electric vehicles (EVs) registered in Doncaster, but by the end of 2019, that number had leapt to 324. While there are many theories as to why Doncaster is one of the most popular locations in the UK for EVs, one of the most consistent is local demand to reduce air pollution. Fir Tree Close in the town is the fifth most polluted street in the whole of Britain in terms of air quality, and locals are clearly trying to make improvements. They are selling their gas-guzzlers to our scrap dealers in Doncaster and buying EVs that are cheaper to run and better for the environment.


You're getting too old to drive

There's already a high number of locals in Doncaster who are over the age of 60. That number looks set to grow even more. Currently, an estimated 23% of people that live in the large town are 60+, but predictions from the local council suggest that over the next two decades that number will increase by 43%. Aside from the impact, this growing number will have on local services, it also affects the roads of the town. While age itself might not be a limiting factor in terms of safe driving, age-related health issues can be. From eyesight that isn't as clear as it used to be, to mobility issues or memory problems, getting older can start to play a large part in determining suitability to drive. We have seen countless locals decide that making some money from our scrap metal dealers in Doncaster is a much safer option than carrying on driving.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

Petrol prices in Doncaster might not be much higher than the national average, but that doesn't help as much as you might think. That's because there are a large number of older cars on the roads of the town. While all cars deteriorate in efficiency as they get older, that deterioration can get very frustrating when you keep having to spend more and more money on filling up the same tank. It's even worse when it costs you more to fill up, and you end up wasting that petrol stuck in traffic on the congested roads in the middle of the town or stuck in stop-start traffic on the A630 or A638. Using the cash that they get from our scrap dealers in Doncaster, more locals than ever are investing that cash in a car that's newer, safer, and doesn't burn through the fuel at quite such a rapid rate.


Your car is written off  

There are some famous accident blackspots in and around Doncaster, and if you have to use them every day then your chances of being involved in a car accident go right up. The A630, A638, and A1(M) are some of the most dangerous roads in the whole of the UK, and certainly the worst in South Yorkshire. Those black spots aren't the only reason why you might be involved in a collision on the roads of the town, because Doncaster is the 18th unluckiest location in the UK for non-fault accidents caused by new drivers. If you have a car accident, the cost of making repairs can often be pointless, simply because they will cost more than you paid for the car in the first place. Instead of keeping hold of a car that's wrecked, local motorists are benefiting from our free car collection and getting paid cash for scrap cars in Doncaster.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car  

It might have the highest happiness rating in the whole of South Yorkshire and the lowest anxiety rating. Still, you probably won't feel thrilled after trying to sell a car privately in the town (and your anxiety levels will probably rise too). Not only do you have to deal with people online asking the same questions over and over again, but you also have to cope with aggressive hagglers, time-wasters, and people who don't even bother showing up after you've taken a day off work and waited in all day. Instead of dealing with the UK car-buying public, locals are selling their cars quickly and conveniently to our scrap dealers in Doncaster. It's not just the high prices and immediate payments that make it hassle-free. Our car collection service in Doncaster makes the entire sales process as stress-free as it could possibly be.

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Doncaster scrap metal & scrap car prices

Being only 20-miles from Sheffield and 27-miles to Leeds means that the scrap metal prices in Doncaster are a lot higher than you might think. Here's what you can expect to see.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

As you might expect, steel is in high demand at £1950 per tonne. Iron is also priced highly at £780 per tonne.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Stainless steel is at a price peak right now at £580 per tonne. Aluminium has skyrocketed this month to £640 per tonne.

Change date range

Last 12 month
MonthPrice per tonne
October 2019£55.00
November 2019£70.00
December 2019£77.50
January 2020£87.50
February 2020£72.50
March 2020£55.00
April 2020£50.00
May 2020£55.00
June 2020£67.50
July 2020£70.00
August 2020£82.50
September 2020£91.00

The types of cars we scrap in Doncaster

If you're keeping onto an old car because you think it can't be sold, then we've got some good news for you. Our scrap yards in Doncaster buy a massive range of cars, and we've listed some common misconceptions.

Selling a car declared as SORN

If you're not using a car, then it's very common in Doncaster to declare it as SORN. However, when a car is declared SORN, you aren't legally allowed to drive it. If you get caught driving a SORNed car, then court appearances will follow, and fines of up to £2,500 are common. Of course, that can make selling your car very difficult. That's why so many local motorists are selling their damaged cars in Doncaster to Our free car collection means that you don't have to risk-taking that SORNed car on the road and you still get paid the maximum price too.

Cars without an MOT

When so many older cars in the town fail their MOT, it's not really a surprise that one of the most popular queries that we get is about the possible options to sell a car without an MOT in Doncaster. First of all, it's perfectly legal to sell a car without an MOT. The problem is that if you sell it privately, the buyer has to drive straight to an MOT testing centre (the only journey you're allowed to make in a car that doesn't have a valid MOT). 

Generally, this will mean that you have to cope with a lower asking price, even if your car is otherwise in excellent condition. Not only have we made it easier than ever to sell a car without an MOT in Doncaster, but we also come to you to collect that car for free.

Proof of ownership

It makes sense that you will have to prove that you own a car before you can sell it, but that becomes a lot more difficult if you've lost all of your proof of ownership. A lost logbook is surprisingly common, but it's not the barrier to making a sale that you might think. That's because we have years of industry training and experience so we can help you to identify any proof of ownership alternatives. If we can't help you to find those alternatives, then we can even communicate with the DVLA on your behalf and get a replacement V5C. We even fill out all of your paperwork too, so you can relax as we do everything, we can to make sure that you get paid more in the most hassle-free way possible. It couldn't be easier, more convenient, or more profitable.

Scrap car collection in Doncaster

So many of our customers come from recommendations, not just because we always pay the top prices. All of our scrap yards in Doncaster also offer completely free car collection, and that's changing the way that locals are selling their old cars.

Set your collection time

When you sell a car privately, you have to rely on the buyer showing up at the right time on the right day (if they even bother showing up at all). With's free scrap car collection in Doncaster, you can avoid taking days off work or rearranging your day around those prospective buyers. Instead, you tell us when to collect your car, and we do the rest. Not only do we do scrap car removal in Doncaster seven days a week, but you also don't even have to be there to meet our recovery teams yourself. So, if you can't be there all you have to do is make sure that someone you trust is.

No risk selling

There's a common misconception that your car has to be on a public road for it to be collected, but your car doesn't even have to be parked at your home address. When you book your free scrap car collection in Doncaster, just let us know where it is, and we'll collect it. Although your car will have to be accessible to our recovery vehicles (and will have to be parked on stable ground), we do everything to make the sale and collection of your car as hassle-free as it could possibly be.

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Average scrap car prices in Doncaster

The prices for scrap metal in Doncaster tend to be a lot higher than expected. The result is you getting even more money for that old car you don't want anymore.

Average scrap car

The top prices for scrap metal in Doncaster

Demand for metals like steel is always high in Doncaster, simply because of the steel industry that comes from Sheffield. It's not just Sheffield and Leeds though, because the regeneration and economic growth of the town itself are meaning some dramatic increases in the prices for scrap metal in Doncaster. That's because when you get a valuation quote from us, we aren't just making that quote up on the spot (a common problem with unprofessional and untrained scrap yard operators). Instead, we monitor the changes in the prices for scrap metal in Doncaster so that the price you're quoted is based on real-world data. That means you will only ever get the maximum value of that old vehicle.

Make and model

We offer the best price to scrap a car in Doncaster, and it's not just because of our continued monitoring of the current scrap metal prices. Every scrap yard that we partner with is also an Authorised Treatment Facility, and that's good news for those motorists that are looking for better prices. That's because our focus on recycling means that spare parts from your old car have more value than just the scrap metal prices. So, if you have a rare (or extremely popular) make and model, then the value of your car will go up. Cars that are part of a fleet will also have higher value, and we even pay top prices for foreign vehicles that have only recently been registered in the UK.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Doncaster

If you're not convinced that your old car is worth money, simply use our instant quote calculator. Input a few details about your car, and you'll get your quote. Thanks to our commitment to transparency, the price you're quoted is the price that you'll get paid. There will never be any last-minute haggling, and no hidden fees either.

Ford focus
Ford Focus


Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Corsa


Ford fiesta
Ford Fiesta


Peugeot 206
Peugeot 206


Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf


Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra


Renault Clio
Renault Clio


Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo


Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra


Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris


Honda Civic
Honda Civic


Fiat Punto
Fiat Punto


The benefits to car recycling in Doncaster

Although Doncaster suffered terribly with the decline of the coal mining and railway industries, times are certainly changing in the huge town. Massive amounts of regeneration have already happened, and they show no signs of slowing down. When you sell a car in Doncaster to one of our salvage yards, our focus on recycling means that you get some unexpected benefits that go far beyond the high prices that we pay.


Good for the environment  

It might have a reputation for being an industrial town, but Doncaster is far more than that. It also has an abundance of green spaces. There are an impressive 59 woodlands and parks across the length and breadth of the town, and they can all be accessed easily after a short walk from the town centre. Due to the high numbers of old cars in the town, C02 emissions are higher in Doncaster than the England average, but these emissions are falling quickly. Recycling is clearly a priority for everyone on the planet. For locals that recycle a car in Doncaster, there is the added benefit of helping reduce those C02 emissions by getting old, fuel-inefficient cars off the road. You're also helping local motorists access cheaper car parts that improve the emissions of their own cars.


Protecting local wildlife

With so many green spaces and areas of natural beauty in Doncaster, it's no surprise to find that the wildlife that lives in and around the town is impressive and diverse. There are an incredible 8,371 distinct species to be found in Doncaster, and those species (including the 1,287 types of mushrooms!) need to be kept safe from human environmental damage. When you use a scrap yard in Doncaster that is just going to send your car to a landfill site, then your old car will continue to pollute the environment, harming and destroying the natural habitats of the huge number of local species. Recycling a car in Doncaster ensures that those species are more protected.


A boost for the economy

The economy of Doncaster is growing and is already extremely productive. As the town becomes even more prosperous, ensuring that the local economy remains sustainable is of vital importance. There have already been tremendous levels of investment in the town, and locations like the Great Yorkshire Way, the iPort, and the town centre itself are almost unrecognisable today. Car recycling in Doncaster is essential for the economy for a variety of reasons. One of the most commonly cited is the fact that when you just scrap a car with a yard that isn't part of the network, there's more likelihood of it being sent straight to landfill, which means the council has to pay high levels of Landfill Tax. By recycling a car in Doncaster, you are easing the stress of that high payment and ensuring that the council has more money to invest directly into the town itself.


Job creation and employment benefits

Unemployment levels in Doncaster are lower than the national average and the progress there has been in encouraging the launch of new businesses in the town has seen job rates soar. However, the town's business density rates are still lower than those found elsewhere in Yorkshire and Humberside. It's changing quickly though, and now Doncaster has higher growth rates for businesses than anywhere else in the north of England. Job creation remains a priority, though, and the local council is taking significant steps to encourage faster development of job creation. Recycling a car in Doncaster with our Authorised Treatment Facilities helps the town because recycling creates far more job opportunities than basic waste disposal.

Car scrap yards in Doncaster

Due to the high scrap metal prices in Doncaster, there are a lot of scrap yards in the town. The problem is that many of those yards lack the training and experience of the network.

Treatment Facilities

We will only ever partner with a scrap yard if they are an Authorised Treatment Facility., That isn't just because everyone is more aware that they need to focus on protecting the environment. It's also because recycling a car means that you can get paid more money for it. An Authorised Treatment Facility is one that has been recognised by the Environment Agency and is a good indication that the yard you are selling your car to has the right levels of training to dispose of your car safely. It also means that you get the top prices for your car because all of our scrap yards have access to our real-time monitoring of the latest scrap metal prices in Doncaster. What that means for you is that the price you're quoted isn't based on a guess or the hope of making a few extra pounds at your expense. Instead, it is a valuation from the most experienced salvage yards in Doncaster based on real-world data.

A professional service

It's always smart to use professionals when you want to scrap a car. That's because, thanks to the high scrap metal prices in Doncaster, there are a lot of dodgy scrap yards that have opened, and those yard operators have little understanding of the law. Worse, they might even know that it's illegal to drive a car that's been SORNed to a scrap yard but will tell you it's okay because they don't have the necessary equipment to offer free car collection. You might even get offered a cash payment for a better deal, but this is also against the law. When you use our experienced salvage yards in Doncaster, you know that you're getting the professional service, the best prices, and the ultimate convenience that sees you getting paid straight into your bank account.