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The top 10 reasons why Poole residents scrap their cars

Although a small town in terms of area, there are still 150,600 people living in Poole. That's a lot of people and means that there are a lot of different reasons why locals are selling old cars for scrap in Poole. Have a read of the top ten reasons!


The running costs are too expensive  

Poole might not be the most expensive town in the UK to get car insurance, but the wide range of prices in the town adds a whole new level of unpredictability. From the low end of the average premium £500 to the higher end £827, no matter what you're paying you're going to have a hefty monthly payment. The cost of running a car in Poole is noticeably higher than nearby towns, and it's not just the insurance. Parking permits are essential and will set local drivers back around £125 a year, while the congested roads are costing millions every year in wasted fuel. Tired of regularly paying out, local motorists are choosing instead to get cash for scrap cars in Poole and are using that money in more practical ways. If you're getting frustrated by the high running costs of a car in Poole, you're not the only local thinking the same.


You're going to get an electric car  

Not only is Poole the second-most congested town in the UK, but that congestion is also costing the local economy an estimated £121 million. With the fact that almost 40% of cars fail their MOT in Poole, and it's clear that a lot of people are driving older, more fuel-inefficient cars and wasting money as they sit in traffic. It's the cost of sitting in a traffic jam that is causing such high rates of electric vehicle registration in the town, with a 51% increase in numbers of electric vehicles in 2017, and a further 51% in 2018. Tired of wasting fuel and money, local drivers are clearly looking at the advantages of going electric, and the council keeps adding charging points for easier accessibility. Those locals are getting paid by scrap metal dealers in Poole and using the money to buy something a lot cheaper to run. 


You find public transport preferable

With two local bus operators (morebus and Yellow Buses), it's easier than ever to get into and around Poole. Those bus services offer a handy day ticket that allows for unlimited travel, and it's far cheaper than filling up a car with petrol. Getting around Poole has never been easier, and the mostly pedestrianised high street combined with the one-level kerbs even makes exploring the town easy for those in a wheelchair or who are visually impaired. It's the fact that getting around Poole is so easy that it has seen more households than ever deciding that they don't really need to own a car at all. Currently, 18% of local households don't have access to a car or van, and they're saving money as a result. If you'd rather get more miles for your money, getting cash for scrap cars in Poole means being able to get much more unlimited travel.


The car has failed its MOT

Going for an MOT in Poole ends in frustration a lot of times. That's because a terrifying 37.9% of all cars going in for an MOT in Poole will fail. The average failure rate for the UK is 35%, and that means there are a lot of old and unsafe cars on the roads on Poole. It also means that there are a lot of drivers having to spend a lot more money on their cars than they thought. When a car fails its MOT, the result is having to spend more money on making repairs and then paying for a whole new test. It's the high rate of MOT failures that are leading so many locals to ask us if it's possible to sell a car without an MOT in Poole. Not only is it possible, but we have also made the process easier than ever, and we even collect your car for free.


Scrap a car if it's not being used

Although there are around 92,000 cars owned in Poole, there are still 16% of the local population who cycle or walk to work every day. However, 82% of households do own a car, but with the number of people choosing to use alternative transport options, it's clear that a lot of cars are simply not being used. When you realise that you're using your car less and less, it can still be a little intimidating to think about trying to cope without a car altogether. With the variety of public transport options (and the fact that the wound is small enough in size to explore on foot), it might be easier than you think. More locals than ever realise that they can stop spending money on a car they rarely use and are getting cash for scrap cars in Poole instead. It's never been easier to live without a car in Poole.


Your car’s no longer safe to drive      

When just under 40% of all cars in Poole fails their MOT, the result is a lot of cars being driven on the roads of the town that are unsafe. There are currently just over 92,000 cars owned and used in the town, and that means there are an estimated 36,800 potentially dangerous cars being used. If you suspect your car isn't going to pass its next MOT, then paying for maintenance and repairs is essential, but if those costs are out of reach (or if you can't justify spending any more money on that old car), then it can be tricky to know what to do. When you drive an unsafe car, you're putting yourself and others at risk. Locals are increasingly getting money for their damaged cars in Poole and using the money they get from our scrap yards to invest in a vehicle that's a lot safer to use.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car

Poole has been consistently voted as the 9th happiest place to live in the whole of the south-west. From community spirit to the friendliness of the locals, it's easy to think that selling a car is going to be a fun, hassle-free experience. Unfortunately, that's rarely the case. That's because car-buyers are rarely in the best of moods, and you'll find that you have to deal with time-wasters and a high number of tyre-kickers, and that's if prospective buyers even bother to show up. Selling a car privately is almost always stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Selling your old car to our scrap dealers in Poole means getting the price you expect, and it also means that you get to set the time and date of your free car collection. That means no waiting around all day for a buyer who never shows up.


You could use the money for other things

Poole residents are enjoying a high rate of employment that's higher than the national average, there are still some areas of the town that are still considered to be income deprived. Whether you're out of work or not getting paid enough to live on, having an unexpected bill can be a significant cause of stress. That's the stress that sees people heading to payday loans and dealing with the long-term consequences later. The problem is that this is not a practical solution, which explains why so many locals are looking for alternatives. Whether it's for a weekend break, the festive season, or just because your water bill is higher than expected, more locals in the town are heading to our scrap metal dealers in Poole and getting paid for their old cars. They can stop paying out on insurance and road tax while getting that emergency cash boost when they need it.


Your car is written off  

Although it's a relatively small town, there are still some accident blackspots that see a high number of collisions every year. The B3068 has been named as one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Dorset, and the risks are particularly high for motorcyclists. Though small, there are still just over half a million vehicle miles driven on the roads of the town every year, and that means accidents are always going to be a concern. It doesn't help that the main reason for the road accidents in Dorset is absent-minded drivers, so it's not even all about the safety of the car! When you're involved in an accident, don't abandon it on the side of the road. Instead, make some money from it by selling it to scrap dealers in Poole. You can get cash paid directly into your bank account for even the most damaged cars in Poole.


You're getting too old to drive  

There are a lot of people over the age of 65 in Poole, and the town famously has the highest proportion of over-65s in the UK. It also sees a high shortfall in the 20-35 age group, which changes the financial demographic of the town. If you're one of those over-65s, it's essential to know when your health is starting to affect your driving skills. Although age isn't always a barrier to excellent driving ability, many health issues can start having an effect on your ability to drive safely. Sudden health scares will be obvious times to consider selling a car to scrap car dealers in Poole. Steadily worsening issues like deteriorating eyesight or hearing, or even to your memory can make driving more dangerous. If you keep having near misses or forgetting where you're going when you drive down familiar roads, it might be time to consider getting rid of that old car.

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Poole scrap metal & scrap car prices

The south of the UK is always going to have better prices, means that the scrap metal prices in Poole are always high. Here's what you should expect to see at current rates.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

At £1760 per tonne, steel is always going to be a good seller. Iron currently at £730 per tonne.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Stainless steel is selling high at £550 per tonne. Aluminium is currently at £410 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 Poole

We scrap all kinds of cars in Poole, so never assume that something is stopping you from making some quick cash. From wrecks to non-starters, here are some of the cars our scrap yards in Poole will buy for the top prices.

Common misconceptions

While there are lots of reasons why Poole motorists are selling their cars for scrap in the town, many make the mistake of keeping those old vehicles simply because they think that can't be sold. From cars that have been declared SORN because the owners want to save some money on a vehicle they don't plan to use, to cars that have been involved in a collision, we make it easy and convent to make some quick money from even the most damaged cars in Poole. When we make it quick and easy to sell your car for scrap in Poole, don't make the mistake of keeping that old car for longer than you need to.

Cars without an MOT

Just under 40% of all cars that take their MOT in Poole will fail. Lighting and electrical issues are the most common faults, but emission faults are on the rise too. Failing an MOT isn't just a minor inconvenience (although it's certainly that as well), it can also start becoming very expensive. The problem is that one of the most common misconceptions about selling a car is that you aren't allowed to sell a car without an MOT in Poole. 

While it's true that you aren't legally allowed to drive a car without a valid MOT (unless you're going directly to a pre-booked MOT), nothing is stopping you from selling it for some quick cash. To help you stay on the right side of the law, we even come straight to you and collect it for free. We have made it as easy as possible to sell a car in Poole even if it's just failed yet another MOT.

Proof of ownership

No scrap yard is allowed to pay you for an old car if you can't prove it's yours. That can lead to a lot of frustration if you're not using one of our official partners. Unprofessional scrap yards either don't know how to help or are just unwilling to. Every scrap yard that makes up the national network is a professional business with years of industry experience, and that means we always know the next steps to take if you've lost your car keys or your V5 has been missing for months. We can highlight alternative options to prove a car is yours and will even liaise with the DVLA to get any replacement documents you might need. And when we also fill out all of your paperwork for free, you're not just making money when you sell a car in Poole, you're also getting the stress-free, hassle-free process you've been hoping for.

Scrap car collection in Poole

Although we're most known for our high prices, our free scrap car collection in Poole is also one of the key reasons why we're so popular in the town. While it can be very stressful trying to sell a car to a private buyer, free collection of your car by our scrap yards in Poole makes it easier than ever to sell your car and make some cash.

Set your collection time

You simply get your quote, book your collection time, and let us do the rest. Since you get to dictate the time and date of your free scrap car collection in Poole, there's no need to book a day off work, and you're not waiting around all day waiting for a buyer to show up who might have changed their mind without bothering to let you know. You simply confirm the collection time on the day of collection, and we come to you. And if you can't be there yourself to meet our recovery team, just make sure that there is someone to meet us and that they have all of the relevant paperwork.

No risk selling

With our free scrap car collection in Poole, you don't have to worry about any of that. As long as your car is parked on stable ground and our recovery vehicles can access it, we can collect it for free. Even if your car isn't parked at your home address, simply let us know where it is, and we can do the rest.

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Average scrap car prices pin Poole

The south of England is renowned for having higher prices for scrap metal than the rest of the UK. As the second-largest town in Dorset, the scrap metal prices in Poole mean that your old car is worth a lot more than you ever thought.

Average scrap car

The top prices for scrap metal in Poole

With a high demand for scrap metal and recycled materials, you can be sure that when you sell a car for scrap in Poole, you're going to get a reasonable price. All of the scrap yards monitor the current prices for scrap metal in Poole, and that means your instant quote is always going to be based on real-world data rather than the 'gut-feeling' that you get from more unprofessional scrap yard operators. We want to find you the best deals possible so that you get the maximum value of your old vehicle, and we pay the highest car scrap prices in Poole.

Make and model

It's the weight of your car that will have the most impact on its value. When scrap yards buy by the weight, the bigger and heavier your car then the more money you'll be able to make from a sale. The make and model will have an effect on value as well, simply because some spare car parts are more in demand than others. So, rare cars and extremely popular cars are always going to result in higher car scrap prices in Poole. If you use a scrap yard in Poole that doesn't recycle and just sends your old car to a landfill, then you're going to be missing out on the best price to scrap a car in Poole.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Poole

Simply head to our instant quotes page. You'll be asked a few questions about your car, and then you'll get your quote. If you're happy with the price, just book your collection time. It couldn't be easier. We have full transparency and no hidden fees, the price you're quoted is the price that you'll get sent straight to your bank account.

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 Poole

Poole has grand ambitions and has set some impressive, far-reaching goals for 2031. From a revitalised town centre, its protection of the world-class natural environment, to the health and wellbeing of every one of its residents, there's a lot of work to be done. When you use, you know that your car is going to be recycled rather than sent to a landfill, and that means some fantastic benefits for both you and your town.


Good for the environment  

Poole is blessed with some of the most stunning environments in the UK. With 24 nature reserves, 12 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and a high number of parks with Green Flag awards, it's clear that the locals of Poole value their natural spaces. There is also the 500 hectares of heathland which are themselves home to a huge range of plants and animals. Poole Harbour, already the most significant natural harbour in Europe, is also a designated RAMSAR site. So, it's clear that there is a wildly diverse range of natural spaces to protect. When you recycle a car in Poole, you aren't just making sure that your old car isn't going to be sent to a landfill where it will continue to pollute the air and the soil of the town. You're also making it easier and more affordable for local drivers to get access to spare parts that can improve fuel efficiency and reduce their vehicle emissions.


Protecting local wildlife

Poole is home to a vast range of wildlife. The heathlands alone are a rich tapestry of both wildlife and plants, and Poole is home to all six of the UK's protected reptile species. Add in the rare flora and fauna that are prevalent in the town, and it becomes a little easier to see why recycling a car in Poole is so essential. Old cars are very harmful to local wildlife, especially if they get to their end of life and are just sent to a landfill by a scrap yard that doesn't know or care about safe and responsible disposal. All of our scrap yards in Poole are officially recognised by the Environment Agency and have the necessary permits and training to be Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means you can recycle a car in Poole in complete confidence that the natural wildlife of your town is kept as safe and as protected as possible.


A boost for the economy

Both mining and shipping are expensive (and environmentally damaging). When you scrap a car in Poole with a partner, you are ensuring that those local businesses have easier, cheaper access to the raw and recycled materials that they need. All of our scrap yards in Poole are Authorised Treatment Facilities, and that means they have a commitment to recycling and reusing as much of your car as possible The result isn't just the best prices for scrap cars in Poole, it's also a fantastic way to help those local brands reduce their operational costs, and that's always a positive for the local economy.


Job creation and employment benefits

Job creation is crucial in Poole simply because of the ageing population of the town. Labour shortages are expected to cause a dramatic stop to economic growth, so focusing on recycling is vital. It is estimated that recycling allows for the creation of 10 times more jobs per tonne than merely sending waste to a landfill. That's not just in the collection, sorting, and reprocessing. Using car recyclers in Poole means improving supply chains for local businesses, boosting the local economy, and making it easier for those businesses to grow. That leads to job creation, improved employment figures, and more locals with money in their pockets. When you recycle a car in Poole, you are helping you and your neighbours improve their lives and their finances, boosting the quality of life for every member of your community.

Car scrap yards in Poole

With its history of high-seas piracy, it's no surprise to find that there are a lot of scrap yards in Poole that want to make a profit from your car without you benefiting in any way. Using those scrap yards doesn't just mean a lower price for your car, it could also see you getting into trouble with the law.

Authorised Treatment Facilities

We only partner with salvage yards in Poole that have the right level of industry experience and training. That's why every partner is an Authorised Treatment Facility that focuses on recycling and pays the best scrap metal prices in Poole. This doesn't just mean that you will get a better price for the car that you no longer want, but also know that your old vehicle will be disposed of safely and responsibly. Our scrap yards in Poole pay the best prices because they don't have to rely on the best guess when it comes to valuation. Instead, our salvage yards in Poole use our scrap metal pricing data so that you only ever get the best price possible based on real-world demand. That means that the quote you get from us can be relied on.

We don't just have the best scrap metal prices in Poole, we also have the experience needed to make the process of selling a car in the town as easy and as fast as possible.

A professional service

When you use a scrap yard that's more like a pirate than a professional business, then there's a good chance that you'll get a series of bad advice. Every year, drivers are fined for driving cars to a scrap yard because they've been told that it's fine to get behind the wheel of a SORNed or MOT-less vehicle. In some cases, unprofessional yard owners will even offer to pay you a better deal if you accept cash-in-hand payment. This is also breaking the law. That's why all of your payments are made straight to your bank account, so you get paid immediately while still getting the best scrap metal prices in Poole.