Effective July 1, 2023, SLO County APCD no longer offers an Old Car Buyback Program.
Please refer to these statewide programs that may be of benefit to local community members:
The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) provides funding to help people into a new or used plug in hybrid or EV without scrapping out an existing vehicle. https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/en
California Bureau of Automotive Repair’s Consumer Assistance Program offers $1,000 to individuals ($1,500 for low income) to scrap out their car. The standard ($1,000) incentive requires that the car has failed its most recent smog inspection. https://www.bar.ca.gov/consumer/consumer-assistance-program