Following the introduction of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, a scrappage scheme has been introduced by the authorities to coax van and minibus owners to sell their old vehicles which do not comply with the stricter pollution regulations.

As with any such scheme, there are plenty of caveats and conditions that need to be taken into account, meaning lots of vehicle owners are either not eligible to apply, or may find the rules of the application too restrictive for their needs.

We Buy Broken Vans is, therefore, an excellent alternative to this initiative offered by the Mayor of London. So what makes our site the best place to scrap a van?


In order to be eligible, van owners must either represent a micro-business or charity or be a sole trader. They must also have their organisation registered at an address within the Greater London area.

Other requirements include that the old non-compliant van is replaced either with a more modern vehicle which meets Euro 6 standards, purchased outright, or acquired as part of a lease or hire deal that lasts for a minimum of 24 months.

These factors clearly limit the number of people who can actually take advantage of the mayoral scrappage scheme quite significantly. Fail to meet even one and there will be no cash available.

On the other hand, customers of We Buy Broken Vans can rest easy in the knowledge that there are almost no such restrictions in place. We will provide a valuation on almost any old van you want to sell, no matter where your business is registered and regardless of its condition.

Furthermore, we do not force you to invest the money you receive from scrapping your van in any particular replacement, so there is no need to worry about the length of a lease contract or any other external factors. Once we inspect and collect your car, payment will be made quickly to your bank account and the cash is yours to do with as you see fit.


As well as not having to jump through any bureaucratic hoops to sell a van to We Buy Broken Vans, you can also let us take an older light van off your hands even if it is riddled with technical faults or if it has been involved in an accident and written off by insurers as a result.

We are experts in buying damaged and broken vans as well as repairable vans, non-runners and lots more besides. All makes and models of van will be considered.

Our valuations are always competitive, our service is convenient for customers across the country and as long as your van was registered after 2001, there is no need to worry about its age or condition.

Scrap your van with us

To get questions about our van buying service answered, please use our contact page or give our team a call. Our landline number is 0121 285 9859 and you can also reach us via mobile on 07582 859 859.


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