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The top 10 reasons why Nottingham residents scrap their cars

With a population of 331,100 and additional infrastructure problems caused by the 43,300 students that study there, Nottingham is a thriving city. That means residents have a diverse range of reasons for selling their cars for scrap in Nottingham. Here are the top 10.


The running costs are too expensive  

Although Nottingham has some of the most middle range road insurance rates in the county, it remains the 11th most deprived district of the UK. That means local residents are finding that they are spending too much on keeping their cars on the road. With a higher MOT failure rate than the UK’s national average (36.6%), that just leads to even more wasteful spending. It’s the high running costs that are leading more drivers in Nottingham than ever before to get cash for scrap cars in Nottingham. The money that those drivers are making when they sell their cars for scrap in Nottingham means that they can either invest in more practical and less expensive forms of travel or invest in a car that requires less maintenance. When it comes to running a car in the city, the high cost of living makes it very challenging indeed.


The car has high fuel consumption  

As the most congested city in the world, Nottingham ranks higher for slow traffic than Bogota and Rio de Janeiro. That means Nottingham drivers spend more time stuck in traffic than they do moving forward. The problem is that, due to the high number of used cars in the city, fuel consumption is always slightly higher than the national average. The older cars get, the more they become less fuel-efficient, and that means more costs every time you go to the petrol station, and more money wasted for every hour you’re stuck in traffic. One of the most popular ways to cut those costs is to buy a more fuel-efficient vehicle, which is why being able to get cash for scrap cars in Nottingham that can be reinvested in a newer vehicle is becoming more common. With immediate payments and free collection of even the most damaged cars in the city, making money to help pay for a better car is often the best way to make driving affordable.


You find public transport preferable

The award-winning public transport system in Nottingham is one of the leading reasons why so many drivers in the city are getting rid of their cars entirely. Selling a car to scrap dealers in Nottingham means that locals are getting a cash boost that they can spend on other things, and the low cost of travelling by bus or train means that they are getting a lot more mileage for their cash. The tram network is also exceptional, so it’s no wonder that more drivers than ever are ditching their cars and using safer, more reliable, and more environmentally friendly modes of transport. It helps that Nottingham is such a compact city. Everything is accessible by foot, and the city bicycles are placed conveniently. Not only that, but the vast majority of the biggest city employers are less than 1000 metres from a tram stop. With everything so close, it’s no wonder that so many drivers are selling their cars for scrap.


The car has failed its MOT

MOT failures in Nottingham are slightly higher at 36.6% than the UK average of 34%, and that means Nottingham car owners are having to spend more money on repairs and additional repairs than most of the country. The most common reason for an MOT failure in Nottingham is faulty electricals, and those are rarely cheap fixes. When a car fails its MOT, vehicle owners have to choose between trying to sell that car without an MOT or pay for repairs and then pay more for another test. Now, there are other options. We make it easier than you might think to sell a car without MOT in Nottingham. So if your car has failed its latest test, or you have an MOT booked in that you barely scraped through last year, then it’s useful to know that we make it so convenient to sell a car without MOT in Nottingham and make money instead of spending it.


You could use the money for other things

With the lower than national average wages, money is always something that needs to be thought about in Nottingham. The Office for National Statistics has reported that households in Nottingham have the lowest levels of disposable income in the country. That’s because the average salary is around £12,445pa. Of course, those averages are offset by the numbers of students living in the city, but the fact is that needing emergency money is a problem across the city. When a bill comes in that you weren’t expecting, or your wage is lower than expected in the run-up to Christmas, it’s no wonder that so many vehicle owners in the city are choosing the smart option of selling their cars to scrap metal dealers in Nottingham. That’s because unlike payday loans, you get immediate cash that doesn’t have to be paid back with excessive interest rates. Quick and convenient, finding fast money has never been easier.


Your car’s no longer safe to drive      

There are a lot of used cars on the road in Nottingham. It’s the city with the cheapest used cars in the country, and most second-hand vehicles sell for about 34% less than in other cities. While that’s good for those that don’t have the money to spend a lot on their first or upgraded car, it’s not such good news when it comes to road safety. The older that a car gets, the more it degrades through wear and tear or through lack of use. That means that it’s far more likely to make driving a danger. No matter how old or damaged your car, you can sell it to the top scrap dealers in Nottingham for immediate cash sent straight into your bank account. Nottingham drivers are then using that money to either invest in a newer, safer car or skipping the idea of owning a car at all.


Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain

Although Nottingham is consistently named as the poorest city in the UK by the government, that ranking is largely skewed by the high number of students. However, there’s no denying that money is tight in Nottingham households, and that means car maintenance can be a costly expense that causes many vehicle owners to make serious choices. Those maintenance costs aren’t helped by other factors, such as the fact that Nottinghamshire famously has the most roads in Britain with high numbers of potholes, with Hucknall Road in Nottingham repeatedly voted as the worst road in the city. Potholes cause serious harm to vehicles in the city, and that just means spending more on car repairs and maintenance than ever. It’s the cost of repairs that are leading more drivers in the city to take stock of their outgoings and realise that they can get cash for scrap cars in Nottingham and stop spending much-needed money on their old cars.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

Due to its location in the East Midlands, and the abundance of top companies that have a presence in the city, there is a lot of traffic flow in Nottingham. That means high levels of air pollution, not helped by the high numbers of second-hand and fuel-inefficient cars on the road. It is estimated that 6.3% of all deaths in Nottingham are attributable to man-made air pollution, and that makes it more important than ever to get rid of cars that need more fuel than they used to. As cars get older, they always end up needing more petrol or diesel being put into the tank, and that means ongoing price increases that end up resulting in more money being spent on fuel than expected. If you want to save money on rising fuel costs, or you want to help improve the air quality of the city you live in, getting cash for scrap cars in Nottingham has never been easier.


Your car is written off  

Nottingham is ranked just second in the country when it comes to having the worst drivers. The school run is a particularly dangerous time of day to be on the Nottingham roads. Partly, that’s due to the number of dangerous cars on the road, but it’s also related to the high number of driving test failure rates. When you’ve been involved in an accident in Nottingham, it can be very difficult to know what to do next, especially if the costs of repairs are high. The most popular alternative right now is to sell damaged cars in Nottingham so that repair costs can be avoided. That’s because selling a written-off car means that you are getting the true value of the vehicle. Even the most badly damaged cars can be sold to scrap metal dealers in Nottingham, and the dealers that make up our comprehensive, nationwide network will always make it profitable and convenient to say goodbye to a car after you’ve been involved in a collision.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car  

Selling a car privately might be easier than ever thanks to the high number of internet platforms that help you reach more people, but it’s certainly not fun. In Nottingham, there are plenty of ways to sell your old car, but you still have to cope with constant social media notifications, queries that are already answered in the original post, and time wasters that show up to a vehicle viewing only to try and haggle down your asking price. That’s not even including the fact that you also have to restructure your day to fit in those viewings. It can certainly be frustrating, and that’s why it’s becoming much more common to see drivers in the city choose to get cash for scrap cars in Nottingham instead. From students to retirees, more people than ever are avoiding the hassles of trying to sell a car for the right price, and simply getting free collection and immediate payments from and our network of the best scrap dealers in Nottingham.

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Nottingham scrap metal & scrap car prices

Nottingham has some of the highest scrap metal prices in the East Midlands, so it’s worth using our instant quote calculator to find out just how much your car is worth right now.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

You can expect to get £100 for a tonne of lead, and £750 per tonne of stainless steel.

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Scrap metal prices by month

The price of steel is at £1380 per tonne, while copper continues to sell at £3490 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 Nottingham

Many drivers in Nottingham believe their cars aren’t worth anything. Here are some of the cars that we buy for scrap that might surprise you.

Damaged cars in Nottingham

Due to the high number of old cars on the roads in Nottingham, we see a lot of people in the city keeping their vehicles because they think it’s too damaged to be worth anything. That means they continue to drive unsafe cars that cost more to fill up with fuel. It often surprises vehicle owners that they can get a large cash boost when they sell even the most damaged cars in Nottingham. If your car has been involved in an accident or it’s just been driven into the ground, there’s a good chance that it’s worth a lot more than you think. If there are parts that can be reused and recycled, then it’s worth even more.


While we can’t collect cars from the scene of an accident, we can arrange a free collection of your car if it failed its last MOT. Our customers in Nottingham are often surprised to find out that not only can they sell a car without an MOT in Nottingham, but that they can get some very high prices as well. It’s illegal to drive a car without an MOT on the roads (unless you’re going to a pre-booked MOT), which is why our free collection service is such a welcome convenience.

Just let us know that your car doesn’t have an MOT, where it is, and the best time to collect it. If your car has an MOT coming up and it barely scraped through last time, that’s a good sign that it’s time to get cash for that scrap car in Nottingham and use the money to get a vehicle that’s more reliable and cheaper to run.

Broken and SORNed cars

Cars can last a long time, but they all inevitably break down. If your car is sitting outside your home because it doesn’t start, or because you’ve lost the keys and it’s not worth the hassle of getting new ones cut, then selling it to car scrap merchants in Nottingham is your best option. If your wheels are locked, and you can’t get into the car, or even if you’ve declared your vehicle as SORN, we will come and collect it for free, and pay you directly into your bank account. It’s never been easier to get rid of your old vehicle, no matter what kind of state it is in, in Nottingham. Just let us know a few details about your car, get your quote, and get paid.

Scrap car collection in Nottingham

Trying to get your car to a scrap yard can put you off selling it. That’s why we will collect your car for free, with no hidden costs!

Are they requirements?

Other than not being able to collect a car from an accident, the only criteria for free scrap car collection in Nottingham is that we have to be able to access it. That means it can be parked on any type of road, as long as the ground is stable and our transport vehicles can get close. Then, wherever your car is parked, all you have to do is let us know the postcode, and we’ll do the rest. You will have to be there, or have someone else there with the relevant paperwork when the transport vehicle shows up, but it certainly doesn’t have to be parked outside your home.

Hassle-free process 

It’s all about making the process of selling your car for scrap in Nottingham as convenient and as easy as possible. While it’s illegal to pay for scrap cars in cash, that doesn’t mean that you don’t get your money immediately (we just send it straight to your bank account instead). It’s the collection service that makes the process easier than ever for you. When it comes to scrap collection Nottingham, never pay a penny for that convenience. Scrap car collection in Nottingham should always be free and without any hidden costs too.

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Average scrap car prices in Nottingham

With the highest prices in the East Midlands, locals are finding that their old cars are worth more than they think. Here’s how to find out more about the value of your old car.

Average scrap car

Price fluctuations on scrap metal prices in Nottingham

Even residents from nearby cities tend to come to Nottingham when they want to get rid of their old cars because it’s easier to get a better price there. The East Midlands doesn’t have the best prices in the country, but those in Nottingham are often surprised by just how much their vehicles can be sold for. Scrap metal prices fluctuate regularly, but they do remain fairly stable in Nottingham. That’s good news if you’re hoping to get cash for scrap cars in Nottingham. That’s because scrapped cars are sold by weight. The larger and heavier your old car, the more it’s worth. The reason that we are such a popular option in Nottingham is because the dealers in our network always pay for scrap cars by the current value of scrap metal.

So not only do you get free car collection, you also know that you’re getting the best car scrap prices in Nottingham.

Instant quote and fast cash 

If you want to get paid fast money for your old car, just have a quick look at our instant quote calculator. Tap in a few details, and you’ll get an immediate idea of what your car is worth. If you’re happy with the quote, then just let us know where you are, and we’ll do everything else. The car scrap merchants in Nottingham that make up our network will always pay the top prices for old cars, and they’ll even come to you to collect it at no extra cost. That means the quote you get is the amount you’ll get in your bank account.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Nottingham

With us, there will never be any hidden costs. The instant quote that you receive for your vehicle will be accurate, offering you value for money and an easy experience.

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 Nottingham

Scrapi’s network of car scrap merchants in Nottingham will always prioritise recycling. Not only does that mean that you get more cash, but you also get the following fantastic benefits.


Good for the environment  

Nottingham City Council has set some of the most ambitious carbon targets in the UK and plans to become the first carbon-neutral city in the country by as early as 2028. Already, the steps taken by the local council have seen the city top the rankings when it comes to the least amount of air emissions in Britain. There’s been an impressive reduction of 21% fewer harmful emissions since 2005, and that rate is only growing. Recycling your old car is one of the best ways to help your city to become more environmentally friendly, and that can only be good news for you, your loved ones, and your community. As we all become more aware of our environmental impact, car scrap merchants in Nottingham can help you make sure that your old car is disposed of in the way that is the least harmful for the environment. That means you’re getting top prices for your scrap car in Nottingham while improving the local environment.


Less landfill use

It costs money for the council to send waste to landfill sites. That means recycling is saving the Nottingham council excessive spending, which is good for everyone that lives in the city. Landfill sites are a nightmare for environmental damage, so the less that we rely on them the better for the environment and better for the local community. When the council has to spend less money on landfill use, that money can then be funnelled back into local projects and improvement schemes. That can only be good news for anyone that wants to help see Nottingham grow. If you use a scrap car merchant in Nottingham that isn’t part of the network, then you’re going to be sending unnecessary waste to landfills.


Protecting local wildlife

When it comes to green spaces, Nottingham has more than its share. There are more than 400 hectares of natural and semi-natural open spaces, and those spaces include nature reserves, river corridors, and woodlands. The city has also worked hard on the regeneration of post-industrial land. That means the local wildlife is being protected far more in Nottingham than in other cities. If you use a scrap car merchant in Nottingham that simply crushes your old car and sends it to a landfill, then you’re creating more waste, damaging local environments, and letting harmful emissions grow. Old oil will drip into the soil, harming the biodiversity of the local ecosystem for generations. With 14 local nature reserves, three sites of special scientific interest, and 60 biological Local Wildlife Sites, Nottingham residents have a lot to be proud of, and recycling your car with the best car scrap merchants in Nottingham is the best way to help local wildlife thrive.


Jobs and economy

With 12.7% of the Nottingham population out of work, the city is constantly racing to encourage job creation. When you are recycling your waste, whether that’s a car or just your household rubbish, you are helping to make those jobs a reality. That’s because for every single job in waste management, there are four more jobs in recycling. The green sector is one of the fastest-growing areas for employment, and the high volume of younger residents in the city means that there is a demand for those jobs. By choosing a scrap car merchant in Nottingham who will recycle, you get to improve the local economy and help local businesses. When those local businesses don’t have to pay for the shipping costs of expensive materials that are available at car recyclers in Nottingham, then those companies can spend more on growth, and that’s only good news for the local economy and those that are looking for work.

Car scrap yards in Nottingham

Although cars scrap prices in Nottingham are the highest in the East Midlands, that doesn’t mean that all local scrap yards are the same.

We only use the best scrap yards 

Not every dealer is good! Many dealers will offer free scrap car collection in Nottingham, but when they arrive to collect your car will start to negotiate on price. Not only that, but they will also pay you less than your car is worth because they don’t take into account the current scrap metal prices in the area. Some dealers may even offer to buy your car with cash or suggest that you can drive your SORNed car to their scrap yard. These are the scrap dealers you need to avoid. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a fine. 

However, every dealer that we work with is considered to be among the best. At, we want you to be happy with the service that we provide. That’s why we constantly monitor any changes in scrap metal prices in Nottingham and make sure that our free car collection is exactly that: free.

If you want to avoid hidden fees and surprise added costs, choosing car breakers in Nottingham that are part of our network is the most reliable way to get the maximum value of your car. 

To get your old car sold and collected, all you have to do is head to our quotes page. Just put in a few details about your vehicle and then get your instant quote. There are a lot of scrap merchants in Nottingham, but they vary in terms of the quality of their customer service, and the prices that you’re quoted will depend on how up to date they are with the latest scrap metal prices and how much they recycle. With the network, you know that you’re getting the best price and the best customer service, and all without having to shop around.