If you’ve decided it’s time to scrap your unwanted vehicle, and you’d like to know the best way of going about it, here’s what to do as recommended by the government:

1. Find an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)

ATFs ensure that your car is professionally disposed of, and in accordance with environmental concerns.

2. Transport your vehicle to your chosen ATF

Make arrangements for your unwanted vehicle to be transported to the authorised treatment facility. Car Scrap Surrey even offers a complimentary collection service.

3. Get your Certificate of Destruction

If you need to scrap a car in Surrey, a light van, or a three-wheeled motor vehicle (excepting motor tricycles), you’ll receive a Certificate of Destruction straightaway, or within 7 days. This CoD is proof that you’re no longer the owner of the vehicle. ATFs like Car Scrap Surrey will even let the DVLA know that you’re not responsible for it anymore.

Other vehicles

If you need to scrap another type of vehicle, you can still take it to an ATF, but in such cases, you won’t be issued with a CoD. The ATF will inform the DVLA, and the DVLA will then update the vehicle record to say your unwanted vehicle has been scrapped. It’s important to remember that you’ll also need to complete the V5C/3 ‘Notification of sale or transfer’ section of your V5C vehicle registration certificate, and send it to the DVLA. Once they’ve received this, you should get a letter within 4 weeks, which confirms that you’re no longer responsible for the scrapped vehicle.

Dismantling a vehicle yourself

If you have broken up a vehicle yourself, you’ll need to make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), or continue to tax your vehicle. You’ll need to carry on doing this annually, until you take the vehicle to an ATF, and the DVLA is aware that it’s no longer your responsibility.

Car scrapping in Croydon

If you live in Wimbledon, Selsdon or further afield in Surrey and you have a vehicle that you’d like to have scrapped, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Car Scrap Surrey. As a registered authorised treatment facility, we guarantee that each vehicle we break up is done so professionally, and in an environmentally friendly manner.