Local auto wreckers will come to your house and remove the car, most times at no charge. Although there are no wreckers in Wilton, Dell’s Auto Wrecking advertises junk cars are wanted. Call 203-743-6779.

Another possibility, depending on the quality of the vehicle, is to call the technology education (industrial arts) department at Wilton High School (203-762-0381) or Henry Abbott Regional Vocational and Technical School (203-797-4446).

Some charity groups accept old cars as charitable contributions. These include the American Diabetes Association (888-212-9990), the American Lung Association (800-LUNG-USA), the American Red Cross (1-877-723-6667), Boys and Girls Clubs in Connecticut (800-246-0493), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (203-386-0049), and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Connecticut (800-859-6526). Fire departments sometimes use old cars for training.