Cars Special Instructions These local nonprofits accept car donations: Goodwill Silicon Valley The Salvation Army Don't Recycle Auto Parts Auto parts need to be disposed of as scrap metal. Do not place scrap metal in recycling. Find out how to dispose of scrap metal. 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 Steel, CarTakeBack and Junk my Car. 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.