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Get paid to turn in your working older car or small truck for scrapping. This program reduces air pollution in the Bay Area by taking older vehicles off the road.
The Vehicle Buy Back Program will pay Bay Area residents $1,000 to turn in their operable, registered, 1994 or older vehicle for scrapping.
For your vehicle to be eligible, it must meet Vehicle Eligibility Requirements and pass a Vehicle Eligibility Inspection (Information is below Dismantler chart).
View the Calendar for upcoming events and deadlines.
Your vehicle must meet the following requirements when it is driven to the vehicle dismantler:
The vehicle dismantler will only purchase your vehicle for the Vehicle Buy Back Program if it meets the following requirements:
Upon satisfactory completion of the inspection, the vehicle dismantler will issue a certificate of functional and equipment eligibility.
If your vehicle does not meet the Vehicle Buy Back program requirements, contact the Bureau of Automotive Repair Consumer Assistance Program (1-866-272-9642). The Consumer Assistance Program provides financial assistance for people who would like to retire their vehicle or repair their vehicle when it fails the Smog Check Inspection.
The Air District maintains a Vehicle Inventory(138 Kb PDF, 6 pgs) for classic car collectors or others interested in purchasing 1994 and older vehicles or their parts that are intended for scrapping under this program. In accordance with Title 13, CCR, Chapter 13, Article 1, Section 2605, vehicles submitted to the program will be listed and available for interested parties to purchase from the dismantler for a minimum of 10 days. If a vehicle is purchased by a third party it will not be included in the Vehicle Buy Back program. You may also call one of the Vehicle Dismantlers for an inventory of vehicles available for purchase.
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Last Updated: 6/23/2016