Cars Alternative ways to recycle Special Instructions Several local and national businesses accept junk cars in San Luis Obispo County. Bring your license plates and the title to the vehicle to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, where you will receive a junk receipt at no charge. Use this receipt to sell the car or to send to a salvage yard. A-1 Metal & Auto Salvaging 5795 Stockdale Road, Paso Robles, CA | (805) 238-3545Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturday 8am – 2pmMap & DirectionsAccepts junk cars. Call first. Old Car Buy Back & Scrap Program(800) 717-7624Offers cash for older vehicles. Paso Robles Auto Wrecking 5755 Monterey Road, Paso Robles, CA | (805) 238-3738Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturday 8am – 2pmMap & DirectionsAccepts cars and trucks with paper only with no charge. Rusty’s Auto Salvage(877) 215-3996Offers car removal and cash. San Luis Auto Salvage 281 Tank Farm Road, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-9509 or (800) 222-9509Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pmMap & DirectionsAccepts all vehicles. Fees may apply. Sierra Auto Dismantling845 Sheridan Road, Arroyo Grande, CA | (805) 489-0745 or (800) 281-0771Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pmMap & DirectionsWill not accept automobiles older than 1990. Call first. US Junk Cars (888) 488-5115Offers car removal and cash. 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. 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. 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.