If you have an old car sitting around on your property, taking up valuable space, there is a good chance that you want to find a way to remove it. To most people, scrapping your car sounds like bringing your car to the dump just to get rid of it. However, there is more to it because you can actually get cash for your old car. In fact, you are selling your old car to an auto recycler. There actually are different ways to scrap a car in Ontario, so in this free guide, we will take a look at which options you have and give you some insight on how to scrap your car in Ontario legally.

What options do I have to scrap a car in Toronto?

You basically have three options for scrapping a car in Ontario. 

You can take it to an authorized recycling facility, sell it to a scrapyard or call a scrap car removal company such as Scrap Car Removal Ontario.

There are scrapyards that operate their own tow trucks, and most will offer free towing. 

Ontario Auto Recycling companies must be registered with the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) under Section 20.21(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act, which governs the use, operation, establishment, alteration, enlargement or extension of an end-of-life vehicle waste disposal site, as prescribed in O. Reg. 85/16

You can search if a scrapyard is licensed using Access Environment Website.

Another way to verify the license of a scrapyard is to access the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association’s database

When getting quotes from auto recyclers online, you can easily verify their licensing using the above links. Do your due diligence and deal with registered recycling yards only!

Call Scrap Car Removal Ontario at (833) 659-4141 or fill out our convenient online form today to get the best price for your junk vehicle, and we will stand by that price when we come to pick it up, no questions asked.

Why should you scrap your old vehicle instead of trading it in or selling it privately?

There are a few advantages to scrapping your old car instead of trading it in or selling it privately. When you trade your car, the car dealership will usually offer you a lower price than the actual worth of your car. If you sell your car privately, you may have to deal with potential buyers who are not serious and could end up wasting your time. So, when you scrap your car instead, you are able to get rid of it very convenient, as most scrap car removal companies will include free towing in their quotes, and you will get cash for it.

How to Scrap a Car in Toronto?

1) Remove your personal stuff and garbage

As you will be selling your old car to an auto recycler instead of just dumping it somewhere, make sure to take out all of your personal belongings and garbage. Make sure to check under the seat, between the seat and the backrest, under the carpets or in your trunk, you never know what you might find. Ensure that nothing valuable is left behind.

2) Prepare vehicle ownership

Your vehicle ownership document is one of the most important steps in the process. You will need the “vehicle portion” on the left side of the document. On the back of it, you will have to put your signature and, once you have it, the name of the buyer. You’ll also need this information to get a quote. 

3) Remove license plates

Make sure to remove the license plates. You will need a flat screwdriver to unscrew the bolts. If you don’t have the right tools, don’t worry, you can ask our scrap car removal expert to help you. You will be able to return your plates to Service Ontario and either be able to install them on a new vehicle or receive a credit for the remaining months (they do not issue cash refunds). 

4) Get an online quote

Most scrap car removal companies and scrapyards will offer online quoting. They will ask you for the make, model, year, vehicle condition, mileage or if the car is still functional and will provide you with a quick price. You also are able to give them a call to obtain your quote. If you are happy with the quoted amount, they will schedule a pick-up time at your convenience.

What documents do you need?

If you plan on scrapping your car in Ontario, there are a few documents that you need to have in place to make the process as smooth as possible.

Vehicle Portion of the Ownership

The first document is the vehicle portion of the ownership document. This document is crucial to be able to transfer the ownership of your car from you to the scrapyard or auto recycler. On the back of the document, you will find the ownership section. Here you will have to fill out the name of the new owner (the scrapyard or auto recycler) and their address, indicate the sale date, and then sign the document. This document has to be filled out correctly to avoid any issues down the road.

Used Vehicle Bill of Sale in Ontario

Other than the ownership document, you will also have to fill out a Used Vehicle Bill of Sale. This document is important as it shows that the sale of the vehicle was made legally. The Used Vehicle Bill of Sale must contain all vehicle details as follows:

  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • make, year and power source for motor vehicles (gas, diesel, electric)
  • body type, colour and model (if available)
  • purchase price (taxes collected and HST/GST number if applicable)
  • name, address and signature of the current owner/dealer or the leasing company (seller)
  • name and address of the buyer
  • sale/purchase date

These two documents are all you will need to scrap your car in Toronto. Make sure to follow the steps outlined above, and you will be able to get rid of your old car without any problems.


There are several options to legally scrap a car in Ontario, and entrusting your old vehicle to Scrap Car Removal Ontario is one of the best! Contact us today at (833) 659-4141 or fill out our convenient online form today to get the best price for your scrap vehicle, and we will stand by that price when we come to pick it up, no questions asked.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you get for scrap car removal in Toronto?

There are many factors that determine the value of a scrap vehicle, such as make, model, year, vehicle condition, mileage or if the car is still functional. The price of scrap metal at the time of the sale also factors in. You can generally expect anywhere between $200 and $20,000. To find out how much we pay for your scrap car, please fill out our form, and we will get back to you within the same day.

Is it worth scrapping a car?

It definitely is worth scrapping a car. If you have an old vehicle sitting around on your property, taking up valuable space, then why not make it into money instead? Scrap Car Removal Ontario will not only come to your place and pick the car up for free, but we will give you cold, hard cash for it! Another advantage is that we will ensure that it is recycled properly and environment-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about any contamination or additional costs.

Do I have to tell my insurance company if I scrap my car?

Yes, you will have to notify your insurance of the scrapping of your car. This way, you will not continue to pay premiums until the insurance expires. And if you have prepaid for full coverage, you should definitely contact them to receive a refund for the remainder of the policy.

Why is Scrap Car Removal Ontario better than other auto recyclers?

There are many scrap car removal companies out there, but Scrap Car Removal Ontario pays top dollar for your scrap vehicle! Call us at (833) 659-4141 or fill out our convenient online form today to get the best price for your junk vehicle, and we will stand by that price when we come to pick it up, no questions asked. We will also tow it for free, so there are no hidden costs, and we only work with reputed recyclers that ensure an eco-friendly recycling process.

Will I get a better deal if I have more than one scrap vehicle?

Yes, you definitely will! If you have more than one vehicle to scrap, we will increase our cash offer! We can save money by picking up more than one car at one location and pass these savings right on to you!