Whether it’s your old high school car that you’ve never given up or the classic you always hoped to restore, but know you never will, it’s time to get rid of your old vehicle. Here are five ways to dispose of the junk car in your area.
1. Sell it
Even broken down vehicles have some value to someone. Put a sign on it, list it in the classifieds or put it on the bulletin board at work. List it as a “mechanics special,” and for the right price, someone will want it.
2. Trade it
Many car dealerships have developed a "push - pull - or - drag it" policy that allows for trade in value on anything with a title. You'll end up paying most of that back on the price of the vehicle you are buying, but it does give you some down payment help with the financing.
3. Donate it
There are a lot of nonprofit organizations today that are using junk cars to raise money. They will usually tow it away for no cost, and give you a receipt for donating it that you can use when filing your taxes.
4. Part it out
This process probably won't get rid of the entire vehicle, but if you can sell some of the parts, there's that much less to haul away.
5. Fix it
There are a lot of broken down cars that that just need someone that cares, who has a few dollars to spend. Many custom show cars came from the side of someone's driveway, junk until they were brought back to life. It's not technically disposing of the car, but it does get the junk out of the driveway.
I'm sure there are other options available, but if you make a planter box out of it, you're still going to hear it from the neighbors. Just get rid of it.
Information credited to General Recycling Industries Ltd., scrap car disposal in Edmonton.