Scrap Car Santa: New Scheme Recycles Old Toy Cars To Support Families This Christmas 


Posted 2 years ago
  • Scrap Car Comparison is partnering with The TOY Project to encourage recycling of pre-loved and wanted toy cars. 
  • Donated toy cars will be recycled as part of The TOY Project’s work supporting vulnerable children.
  • Pre-loved toys can be donated up until Sunday the 4th of December.

This Christmas, UK car scrappage service Scrap Car Comparison have partnered with The TOY Project, to recycle toy vehicles, by donating them to support children and communities in need.

Pile of miniature model cars.

The new ‘Scrap Car Santa’ scheme encourages parents and children to donate their outgrown toy vehicles this festive season to The TOY Project, who will recycle the toys, helping families, schools and nurseries in the UK and beyond.

To donate all you need to do is package up your toy vehicles and send them to Scrap Car Comparison @ The TOY Project, 81 Junction Road, Archway, N19 5QU by Sunday 4th December.

Dan Gick, Managing Director of Scrap Car Comparison comments:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with The TOY Project this festive season to help give pre-loved toy cars a new lease of life. We’re well-versed in recycling grown-ups’ cars – but outgrown toy vehicles need recycling too, so we’re over the moon to be working in partnership with The TOY Project, to help us find loving new homes for the nation’s unused toy cars.

The work The TOY Project does is so important in supporting vulnerable children up and down the country, and so we hope that our Scrap Car Santa scheme will help to bring some joy to those in need this Christmas.”

In addition to encouraging customers to donate their unused toy vehicles to the Scrap Car Santa scheme, Scrap Car Comparison will be supporting the work of The TOY Project by raising funds for the charity throughout the month of December. 

Any customer scrapping a real (and not toy) car will be given the choice to donate a portion, or all of the profits from their old, damaged or unwanted vehicle to the charity. Previously, this fund-raising mechanism has raised tens of thousands for the likes of the British Heart Foundation and NHS Charities Together.

Jane Garfield, Director at The TOY Project comments:

“We’re grateful to all the children and parents who have donated their much loved toy cars for other children to enjoy. Toys are important to children for many reasons. The opportunities toys can create for development and enjoyment are unlimited. In recycling your unwanted cars we will ensure that these opportunities are accessible for all children.

Toy cars, especially remote control cars, are often a favourite, so we’re extremely grateful to have the support of Scrap Car Comparison. They’re the experts in all things recycled cars, and can help us gather and recycle as many pre-loved toy cars as possible this Christmas!”

For more information on how to donate your unwanted toy cars, and for the full terms and conditions of the donations please visit: