SHIFT Vehicle Retirement Initiative™ is a social enterprise committed to helping consumers and companies responsibly recycle gas powered vehicles with environmentally responsible protocols from start to finish. The program was created to provide a trusted resource for consumers and companies committed to reducing their carbon footprint. This program will responsibly recycle the vehicle while also supporting broader social impact goals. For more information on SHIFT, visit

How to Retire Your Vehicle

Step 1:  Provide Vehicle Information

Fill out the intake form online or by calling (877) 957-2277. We’ll ask for some information about your car, including the VIN, year, make, model, mileage, and condition.

Step 2:  Schedule Free Car Pick Up

Tell us where the car will be picked up. A local towing agent will contact you within 2-3 business days to schedule a pick up time most convenient for you.

Step 3:  Receive a Tax Receipt

After your car is picked up, it will be sold to a licensed auto recycler. You’ll be emailed a tax receipt within 30 days of the vehicle sale.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of vehicles can be retired?

You can retire any running or non-running car! Trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers and RVs on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about a vehicle you’d like to retire, give us a call at (877) 957-2277!

Does the vehicle have to be registered in my name?

No, it does not. The name on the title and on the registration documents are often different. Contact our processing center at (877) 957-2277 for more information.

If there are 2 people listed on the title, do both need to sign?

Yes. Under most circumstances, both individuals must sign. However, if there is an ‘or’ in between the names, only one signature is required. Click here for state-specific title instructions.

What documentation will I receive?

When you recycle a car through the SHIFT Vehicle Retirement Initiative, you’ll be emailed a tax receipt. 

For answers to more of your SHIFT car recycling questions

Visit our SHIFT website or our  FAQ page or call us at (877) 957-2277.

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Recycle Your Car in 3 Easy Steps

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1. Fill out a Form

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2. Schedule a Pick Up

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3. Get Tax Receipt