Vehicle Recycling

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 


Vehicle Donations

Some organizations will accept your unwanted vehicle as a charitable donation. It’s another way to support California’s campaign to reduce, reuse and recycle, while supporting a worthy cause.  CalRecycle does not officially endorse the organizations listed, but offers this information for consumers who wish to recycle their unwanted vehicles.

Program Cost Phone Number Email Charity Beneficiary Other vehicles accepted? Running Condition?
Breast Cancer Car Donations Free  866-540-5069 Breast Cancer Yes No
California Automobile Donation Program Free 888-676-1089 n/a Breast Cancer Yes No
California Car Donation Free 866-392-4483 (see list) Yes No
Cars for U.S. Troops Free 888-693-8032 n/a U.S. Troops (see list) Yes No
Charity Dispatch Free 866-829-2918 (see list) Yes No
Donate a Car 2 Charity Free 866-779-1361 n/a Activated Ministries Yes No
Give2Kids Free 800-448-3254 n/a Kids with cancer Yes No
Goodwill Car Donations Free 866-233-8586 Goodwill Yes No
Habitat for Humanity Free 877-277-4344 n/a Habitat for Humanity Yes No
Sacramento Children’s Home Vehicle Donation Free 800-240-0160 The Sacramento Children’s Home Yes No
Veteran Car Donations Free 877-594-5822 U.S. Troops and Veterans Yes No
Vetmade - Vehicle Donation Program Free 800-613-3123 n/a Military Veterans Yes No
Wheels For Wishes Free 877-431-9474 n/a Make-A-Wish Foundation Yes No
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Last updated: April 19, 2017
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