Any motorist who takes their vehicle to be scrapped legally will be given a Certificate of Destruction, proving that the car has been destroyed. The ATF will also inform the DVLA that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle. If you don’t receive one or your car is not being scrapped then you must complete section three – notification of sale or transfer – of your vehicle registration certificate (V5C) and send it to the DVLA, which will return a letter confirming you no longer have responsibility for the car. Scrapping the car yourself means continuing to tax it or making a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). You will need to let the DVLA have one of these every year until you no longer have the car or it is taken to an ATF. Our site is a registered Authorised Treatment Facility so we can legally and safely dispose of cars.

Authorised Treatment Facilities are sites licensed by the Environment Agency in England & Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Scotland or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland, to depollute end of life vehicles to set standards by the DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Only ATF's allowed to issue a DVLA Certificate of Destruction.

Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) are permitted facilities accepting waste motor vehicles, and are able to comply with the requirements of the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) and Environmental Permitting (EP) regulations.


The Waste Crime Innovation Programme has been working with the industry and trade associations to improve support to legitimate ATF businesses. As a result, straightforward guidance has been produced to help ELV ATFs comply with current legislation.


The ELV ATF Guidance sets out the requirements for ELV ATFs and other relevant legislation. It will also help to maintain standards, and make compliance easier and quicker, saving time and money, while protecting the environment.


For more information on ELV and govenrment guidelines, please see End Of Life Vehicle regulations

If you need to dispose of your car, call us today on 01656 734826 or go to our other website for a competitive quote to sell your car.


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