Scrapping A Car During Lockdown

Can I Scrap My Car During Lockdown?


For the past few months prices for scrap cars have been impacted by the coronavirus BUT they have finally started to rise again!

Most scrapyards are back open again now to take scrap cars and as of 1st June, Our collection agents are starting to get busier with bookings for scrap cars.

We offer a Local Scrap Car Collection Service all over the UK and are covering more locations daily with our growing scrap car network. 

There’s been a lot of uncertainty surrounding this topic at the moment.

But providing your vehicle is collected and not delivered into the yard and providing social distancing measures are put in to place, yes you can still scrap your car during lockdown

Although Covid-19 has posed a few challenges within the scrap industry, the Scrap Local team have been putting measures in place to keep providing recycling services to as many people as possible.

Not all scrapyards listed on our directory are open during this pandemic but our Official Agents are still collecting in most parts of the UK.

If you would like to get a price for scrapping your vehicle then please submit your enquiry and one of our local agents will be in touch with a price.


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All of our official collection partners have put social distancing practises in to place.

Also, after speaking with approved scrapyards and throughout the UK, most scrapyards re-opened their businesses with social distancing measures in place.

How Are Scrapyards Staying Safe During Lockdown

Are All Scrapyards Open During The Covid-19 Lockdown?

We’ve been contacted by many customers this past few weeks looking to see if scrapyards are open to scrap cars and recycle metal during coronavirus lockdown. 

Whilst most of our Official Partners & collection agents are back open, many still remain closed.

If you don’t want to contact an official partner, you can browse through our directory for local listings using the form below.

Whilst we are trying to update listings manually during this pandemic, it will be quicker for you to call the scrapyard directly.

Just hit the “click to reveal” button on the scrapyard listing page to reveal their contact number and call them directly. 

Don’t forget to let them know you found them on Scrap Local so they can claim their listing and update their scrapyard opening hours during covid-19.

Why are scrap metal prices low during coronavirus?



Like most industries, the scrap metal industry has been hugely affected by coronavirus.

Since the first outbreak of coronavirus hit China in December, scrap metal prices have since rapidly declined. 

With the steel markets taking the biggest hit in years with prices for light iron dropping from £140 per ton in December 2019 to as low as £10 per ton in some parts of the UK in March 2020.

The prices are lower than normal for a few reasons.

– Uncertainty of export markets.

– Factory closures & production slowing down.

– Volatility of stock markets.

Whilst prices have been recovering slightly, they are extremely volatile.

You can check the UK’s National average scrap prices during Covid-19 on our Scrap Metal Prices page.

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