Car Donation Network is launched

Recycling Lives has just launched its latest national charity project, Car Donation Network, which lets UK car owners to donate their unwanted vehicle to a charity of their choice.

Charity service Car Donation Network allows car owners to arrange a collection for their unwanted vehicle in just a few clicks.

Bookings don’t cost a penny and can be made via the simple online system on the Car Donation Network website. Motorists choose a date to suit them and can simply sit back, relax and wait while Car Donation Network handles the rest.

Cars given to the scheme are resold or scrapped to get the best price and 100% of the profits from the vehicle are donated to a charity of the car-owner’s choice.

Car Donation Network is unique. Not only are 100% of the profits from every vehicle the organisation receives donated to charity, the scheme is also run by the Recycling Lives charity!

The charity’s already launched two other national, charity-led services that it has dubbed, “Community Dotcoms” to reflect the concept of using an online platform to give UK householders a charity alternative to commercial services.

Car Donation Network is Recycling Lives’ third Community Dotcom scheme and joins Bulky Waste and Furniture Donation Network as an automated, charity-led service for UK householders run by Recycling Lives.

Car Donation Network scrap car
We’ll process your donated car to get the best price for your chosen charity!

Recycling Lives began life over 40 years ago as a scrap metal merchant and, over the years, we’ve diversified our operations to become one of the leading recyclers in the region. We’ve won numerous awards, including a Queen’s Award in 2010 for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, and we pride ourselves on developing self-sustaining, commercial services that have direct benefits for charities.

Our expertise in scrap metal processing means that we’re able to make the most of every donated vehicle we receive and maximise the profits that we can make for charities via Car Donation Network.

As Car Donation Network launches this week, our first official charity Breast Cancer Care has already taken the opportunity to upload a profile to the website in the hope that generous UK car-owners will consider donating their old vehicles to them.

Another great thing about Car Donation Network is that customers can donate a car to any charity they choose. If the organisation doesn’t already have a profile on the site, customers simply enter their name and we’ll  get in touch with the charity to arrange the donation personally.

Creator of Car Donation Network and founder of Recycling Lives, Steve Jackson OBE, said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled that Car Donation Network is up and running now. Recycling Lives is a charity for charities  – our Community Dotcom schemes are here to generate revenue not only for our charity but for other great not-for-profit organisations across the country.

“In these difficult financial times, the people of the UK need new ways to help charities. Not everyone can afford to dip into their pocket and make a traditional donation. By combining our business knowledge and our charitable aims, we’ve found a number of ways that householders can make a difference without spending any more.

“We really hope that, when the time comes for people to get rid of their old car, they’ll think about what a difference it could make to a charity and use Car Donation Network to make that difference.”