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Dirty Cars Causing MOT Inspection Misery Once Again

For no particular reason, now seems to be the time to get that essential rubber stamp renewed. The only problem being that once again, a rather embarrassing and completely avoidable issue is resulting in countless MOT inspection failures. Thousands of them, in fact.

These days, MOT stations and inspectors are becoming more selective than ever before […]

By |December 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Five Things to Do Before Scrapping a Car

Let’s be honest – it’s not as if scrapping a car is ever going to be a particularly thrilling process. Scrapping a car is hardly exciting for most people – neither is the prospect of then having to pay to replace the car you are getting rid of.

Still, we can at least ensure that the […]

By |November 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Dyson Electric Car: Plug Pulled on Project Permanently

Having conquered the world of vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, fans and other gadgets, a Dyson electric car was always inevitable. Or at least, so it seemed, as the domestic appliance giant pulls the plug on its EV project entirely. 

It was the owners of the company himself – Sir James Dyson – who said that the Dyson […]

By |November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Reduce Air Pollution Inside Your Car

Air pollution levels in the UK may not be the worst in the world, but they’re still pretty bad. To such an extent that up to 40,000 premature deaths every year are blamed on air pollution. For the average member of the public, there isn’t a great deal that can be done to avoid everyday […]

By |October 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Are Smart Bins the Answer to Britain’s Recycling Crisis?

We’ve said it before and we’ll continue to say it for as long as it remains relevant. As far as we’re concerned, the solution to the recycling crisis still escalating in the United Kingdom lies in simplicity.

If you are to take any 1,000 people and ask how many of them genuinely do all they can […]

By |October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Brazilian Man Builds Ferrari from Scrap…Sort Of!

If you know Take My Scrap car, you’ll know that nothing pleases us more than tales of tired-old cars and other vehicles being made into something special.  The way we see it, the only thing better than recycling is reuse – thus foregoing the requirement for recycling in the first place!

These days, it isn’t rare to […]

By |October 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Irish Waste Company Confirms Fees for Recycling

In an ideal world, all types of recycling would be simple, accessible and rewarding. Evidence and common sense suggest that when household recyclingis made as easy as possible, more people are motivated to do the right thing. Unfortunately, not every recycling company is willing and/or able to operate following this basic recycling model.

Charged for Doing the […]

By |September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

US Car Scrapper Learns a Painful Lesson

What’s the worst that can happen? One of the questions we’re asked with consistent regularity by customers across the county. 

If you know Take My Scrap Car, you’ll know we’re champions of responsible car scrapping and recycling. Nevertheless, it sometimes isn’t until you face the consequences personally that you realise how important it is to do things […]

By |September 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Scrap Car Scams: What’s the Deal?

By now, you’ve probably heard about the scrap car scams plaguing the UK. You’ve probably also been advised to steer clear of them at all costs. Still, you might not understand what the big deal is with the whole thing. 

After all, just as long as you get rid of your scrap car and get something […]

By |August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Lower Air Pollution, Longer Life: Swedish Study Suggests

Responsible car scrapping and recycling isn’t only about upgrading to safer and more comfortable cars. It’s also about maximising the lifespan of every member of the public. 

Or at least, this is the conclusion reached by a new study carried out by Swedish researchers at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Analytical Chemistry (ACES). If their […]

By |August 24th, 2019|0 Comments