About B J Car Salvage – Car Scrapping

Our Process | ELV License

About B J Car Salvage

Our Process | ELV License

B J Car Salvage is a small family run business established over 40 years

We are a car scrapping, vehicle recycling, and vehicle recovery service company based in Bilston, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

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Why Choose B J Car Salvage?

We pride ourselves on providing a fast, friendly, scrap car collection service

Scrapping your vehicle is ensured to be hassle-free from start to finish.

We do all the hard work! We fill in all the forms, you collect the case. It really is that simple!

Our scrap car collection is absolutely free of charge! Where possible, we endeavour to collect at a time that is convenient for you.

Our car scrapping services is available in the West Midlands and all surrounding areas.

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We offer you the best cash price for your old vehicle. Turn your car into £££!

All vehicle makes and models are considered regardless of age, condition, and size.

We may also be able to assist you with the disposal of larger items such as vans, horseboxes and scrap commercial vehicles.

We are fully permitted Authorised Treatment Facilty and End of Life Vehicle Centre registered with Environment Agency and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Our vehicle dismantling and disposal process is ensured to have minimal damage to the environment.

Learn more about our environment friendly process below.


Environment Friendly Car Scrapping Process

B J Car Salvage is an environmentally friendly company that follows a strict scrap disposal process to ensure minimal damage to the environment. We make sure every part of the vehicle is recycled where possible.

This process includes the following:
  • Batteries Removed
  • Tyres Removed

  • All Filters Removed
  • Airbags Deployed & Seatbelt Pre-tensioners Removed
  • Gas Conversion Tank Removed (if present)

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What’s Next?

The vehicle is then connected to the depollution rig to drain down the following hazardous materials:

  • Petrol/Diesel
  • Engine/Gearbox Oil
  • Air-conditioning Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Antifreeze

  • Screenwash

These chemicals are then pumped straight into sealed airtight containers and disposed of. The vehicle shell is then crushed and recycled.


The vehicle shell is then crushed & recycled.

Want to know more? Please contact us for more information.

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B J Car Salvage follows the strict End of Life Vehicle (ELV) regulations put in place in 2003.

The ELV legislation aims to reduce the amount of waste produced from vehicles when they are scrapped and ensure that storing and treating ELV does not harm the environment.

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What is ELV?

ELV legalisation applies to cars and vans, and the treatment requirements apply to all waste motor vehicles including:

  • Three-wheeled Motor Vehicles
  • Coaches
  • Buses
  • Motorcycles
  • Goods Vehicles, e.g Lorries

The process in which we follow for the ELV is detailed here.

What do the Car Insurance Write Off Categories Mean?



The most serious category. Category A write-off must be crushed. It can never legally be put back on the road again. Parts cannot be removed from the vehicle, even if they appear to be salvageable.


This signifies serious damage. The car again should never be used again on the roads and its body shell must be crushed. Parts may be removed from the vehicle for use on other cars.


(Formerly Category C) The car has suffered structural damage and would be economical to repair. If repaired by a professional, it may be returned o the road.


(Formerly Category D) The least severe category. Damage is non-structural, but could affect safety-critical features such as breaks or steering. Category D write offs may be returned to the road, but not until they have been professionally repaired.


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