BEN the automotive industry charity has teamed up with Cartakeback and launched "Scrap & Donate" - the ethical way to dispose of your unwanted car whilst turning it into a valuable cash donation to BEN. This will help to solve one of those age old problems and help to support the charity at the same time. It's also good for the environment so everyone benefits!
Disposing of old cars that have failed MOTs or are just too old to get back on the road is a problem that many people are faced with and the growing number of abandoned cars on the roadside suggests it is something that we don't always have an answer for. BEN can now help with this so that your old vehicle will be disposed of in an environmentally efficient way whilst donating the value of the vehicle to BEN at the same time.
The scheme is really easy to take part in as all you need to do is visit the website www.ben.org.uk/scrapanddonate and enter a few details. Then you choose whether to deliver your old car to your nearest Cartakeback recycling centre, or make things really easy and ask them to collect it from you free of charge!
The team at Cartakeback will decide the best route to dispose of your vehicle. They will complete the necessary DVLA paperwork and issue you with a DVLA Certificate of Destruction, freeing you of any liability and confirming that your old vehicle has been disposed of in an ethical and environmentally responsible way. Once your car has been disposed of then they will pass the value of the vehicle back to BEN as a donation on your behalf.
Anyone with an unwanted or unused vehicle, failed MOT or one just too old and who would like to donate it to BEN can log on to www.ben.org.uk/scrapanddonate and find out more.
Nigel Williams BEN's Commercial Development Manager says "Partnering with Cartakeback was an easy decision for BEN; it allows us to push the environmental agenda whilst also providing us with an additional fundraising option. Obviously the value of any vehicle is dependant upon a number of factors but at an average of around £100/vehicle this is an initiative that can provide us with another significant fundraising stream to help us continue to support those people who have turned to us for help"