Vehicle recycling is the dismantling of vehicles for spare parts. At the end of their useful life, vehicles have value as a source of spare parts and this has created a vehicle dismantling industry. The industry has various names for its business outlets including wrecking yard, auto dismantling yard, car spare parts supplier, and recently, auto or vehicle recycling. Vehicle recycling has always occurred to some degree but in recent years manufacturers have become involved in the process. A car crusher is often used to reduce the size of the scrapped vehicle for transportation to a steel mill.

Cars can also be donated to non-profits for fundraising.

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Location pin City of Santa Rosa - Abandoned Vehicle Abatement

NotesPickup: free removal for abandoned or unwanted vehicles on public or private property within Santa Rosa city limits.

Location pin Cream's Dismantling and Scrap, Inc.

3621 Copperhill Ln.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesDrop-off and pickup: call for appointment.

Location pin Free Junk Vehicle Removal Program

2550 Ventura Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesPickup: vehicles abandoned on private property in the unincorporated area.

Location pin Pick N' Pull

10475 Old Redwood Hwy.
Windsor, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off, pickup and buyback: cars and light trucks, operational or not operational; proper documents necessary, call first. Can receive a quote online. See website for instructions.

Location pin Polly Klaas Foundation

Petaluma, CA

NotesFill out our quick and easy online form or call us at (800) PKF-0442 (800-753-0442) for more information.

Location pin Salvation Army

1020 3rd St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

NotesPickup: cars and light trucks, operational or not operational; proper documents necessary. Only available in certain areas, see website for car donation instructions. Organization provides support for homeless families.

Location pin Wheels For Wishes

NotesPickup: donation opportunity for vehicles benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.