Alternative ways to recycle
Special Instructions

Many organizations will accept your vehicle as a tax-deductible donation. Restrictions may apply.

The following businesses may accept cars for recycling:

Steel Mill Recycling
465 Napa Junction Road, American Canyon | 707-226-3950
Call for details and availability.

5759 Broadway St Hwy 29, American Canyon | 707-260-0010
Call for details and availability.


Scrap or Sell It

If your car is damaged beyond repair, you can take it to the scrapyard. The following companies will accept scrap cars through drop-off and/or pickup programs: Sim’s Metal Management, Schnitzer SteelCarTakeBack and Junk my Car.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Wheels for Wishes

Consider donating an unwanted car to Wheels for Wishes. Pick-up is free and proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Veteran Car Donations

Donate your car to veterans through Veteran Car Donations. Pickup is free and your donation is 100% tax deductible.


Car Donation Wizard

Car Donation Wizard works with a number of well-known charities to help recycle cars. They will pick up the car for free, and see that the proceeds benefit the charity you’ve selected. They accept most cars, trucks, boats and personal watercraft, RVs and motorhomes, trailers, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles. Learn more.

Car Donation Foundation

You can donate an unwanted vehicle to the Car Donation Foundation, who gives their proceeds to local children’s charities or veterans’ programs, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. Pick-ups are free. Learn more about their program.

Use the ARA Database

The Automotive Recyclers Association has a list of companies in North America that are certified to properly recycle your car. Old cars often contain harmful liquid waste, so it’s important to hand over scrap cars to those who are well-equipped.

Did You Know?

Scrap Car Processing

Job Creation and Automotive Recycling

In the United States, the automotive recycling industry employs more than 140,000 people nationwide, bringing in about $32 billion in sales each year. About 86 percent of a whole vehicle can be recycled into new car parts or other consumer products. Find out more.