Category Archives: Vehicle Scrapping

Customer Safety

Putting Customer Safety First

Since returning to business again at the start of this month, being back on the roads of Essex has felt like a breath of fresh air. It’s always satisfying to be out helping our customers and the feedback we’ve received has been fantastic.

But a few enquirers have, naturally, been a little concerned about safety and social distancing. We completely understand this and, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, we all need to remain cautious for some time to come.

And LJ Scrap is no exception. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff is always our first priority and we continue to operate with strict safety precautions in place.

We want all of our customers and prospective customers to be reassured that the collection of scrap and unwanted vehicles is completely safe.

We continue to operate with strict safety precautions in place. These include the following:

  • Appropriate gloves and masks worn by all of our operatives.
  • Our trucks and equipment regularly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Customer vehicles collected and removed without the need for direct contact.
  • No cash handling – payments made to customers by immediate bank transfer.

Wherever you are in Essex, LJ Scrap is always available for a fast, efficient and safe vehicle scrapping service. We are here to help residents and businesses within the Essex region to convert their unwanted vehicles into instant payments, whatever the make, age or condition.

And if you are still concerned about safety and social distancing, then please give us a call. We’ll be happy to quote you a price for your vehicle and run through our safety procedures at the same time.

Putting your safety first,

The Team at LJ Scrap

Putting Customer Safety First


Coventry Residents To Be Paid To Scrap Old Cars

According to Motoring Research, a new project is to be trialled in Coventry to reduce the number of older and more polluting cars that are on the road. £1 million has been allocated to the car scrapping initiative, with motorists able to claim up to £3,000 each in the form of mobility credits.

The trial is expected to begin in Coventry next year and credits will be worth between £1,500 and £3,000. The credits will be added to a smartphone app or Swift travel card and can then be used to pay for public transport, bike share, car share schemes and taxis.

The mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, said:

“Instead of asking people to trade in their old car for a new one, we are offering them credits to try something new – such as join a car share scheme or take the bus or train.”

“Not only will people be saving money on the cost of running and maintaining their cars, but they will also help the region ease traffic congestion and improve air quality in the fight against climate change. This will make a considerable difference to Coventry as the city welcomes thousands of visitors next year for City of Culture.”

The trial is being funded from a £22 million Future Mobility Zone grant, given to the area by the Department for Transport, for the development new tech and mobility schemes. The pilot project is expected to last two years.

Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, said:

“We can’t go on as we are with gridlocked roads costing our economy and poor air quality impacting on our health and quality of life.”

“So TfWM is investing billions in our tram, rail, cycling and bus networks to provide sustainable alternatives to the private motor car. But we are also looking at innovative schemes like mobility credits to play a part by offering people real incentives to give up their cars, helping us reduce congestion and keep the region moving.”

Coventry Residents To Be Paid To Scrap Old Cars

Vehicle Scrappers

Why We Are More Than Vehicle Scrappers

Although we are vehicle scrappers, your car, van or motorcycle doesn’t need to be ready for the scrap heap before you call us.

If your vehicle is old, broken down or crash damaged, then we are happy to take it away and dispose of it for you.

But we also collect roadworthy vehicles, from old runners to nearly-new models.

People have all sorts of reasons for disposing of roadworthy vehicles. You may have bought a new vehicle to replace it. Or perhaps you just need to convert it to cash to spend on other things.

Whatever the reason, we are here to help and will always pay you the best cash price for your car, van or motorcycle.

So the next time you are thinking of spending time advertising your unwanted vehicle on Facebook or in AutoTrader, going through messages from prospective buyers and arranging for dozens of people to view it, why not save yourself some time and call LJ Scrap first.

We will always offer you the best cash price and we never try to haggle or beat you down. Whatever model and make of vehicle you have, and whatever condition it’s in, make us your first call.

Because we are much more than vehicle scrappers.

Why We Are More Than Vehicle Scrappers

how much is my scrap car worth

How Much Is My Scrap Car Worth?

“How much is my scrap car worth?”

This is a question we hear from people all of the time and it does vary according to a number of factors. Some of the factors that typically influence the value of a scrap vehicle are age, condition of bodywork, roadworthiness, engine condition and suitability for recycling.

One of the things that we do pride ourselves in is giving our customers honest appraisals and fair valuations of their vehicles. It’s important to us that every one of our customers receives the best possible price for his or her scrap vehicle based on the factors mentioned.

Finding out what your scrap car, van or motorcycle is worth is really very simple. Just GET IN TOUCH WITH US and one of our experienced team members will be pleased to quote a price based on the information you give us about your vehicle.

How Much Is My Scrap Car Worth?