5 Reasons to Scrap Your End of Life Vehicle with an ATF

If you’re considering having your unwanted vehicle scrapped in Surrey, there are a number of reasons to do so with an authorised treatment facility. And so today, Car Scrap Surrey is discussing the top 5 reasons to scrap that unwanted vehicle!


Where car scrapping could once in fact cost you money, today, it can have its financial incentives. Car Scrap Surrey, for example, offers up to £150 cash for every family-sized vehicle. And what’s more, choosing an ATF that offers free vehicle collection will mean you won’t even have to pay transportation fees.

Peace of mind

When you scrap your End of Life Vehicle with an ATF, you’ll be given the peace of mind to know that it won’t end up back on the road illegally. After dealing with a reputable scrapyard, you’ll be issued with a Certificate of Destruction, which proves you’re no longer responsible for the scrapped car.

Environmental friendliness

When you scrap your car with an authorised treatment facility, you’ll know that you’ve done your bit to protect the environment. Responsible car disposal saves on landfill space, minimises the leakage of hazardous materials, and protects natural resources.


Many ATFs work flexible hours, so that they can accommodate your timetable and work at your convenience. Car Scrap Surrey is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! So however busy your work schedule or social calendar may be, you’re sure to find a time that suits you.

Wide-ranging services

Authorised treatment facilities will be able to accommodate a range of vehicles. Whether you’re wishing to dispose of a car, a van, a three-wheeled motor vehicle, or something larger, a reliable ATF will know the correct protocol to ensure it is dismantled properly. In addition, you may well find that it also deals with other types of scrap metal, accommodating all your scrapping needs.

Car scrapping in Croydon

If you’re looking to benefit from your End of Life vehicle, get in touch with Car Scrap Surrey today. Perhaps you’ve just had your car scrapped? Let us know what you thought of the experience – join the conversation with us on Twitter today @CarScrapSurrey!

How to Scrap Your Vehicle

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.

How to Earn Money from Car Scrapping

While in the past you may have had to pay to dispose of your unwanted vehicle, today you actually stand to earn money from having your car taken off your hands. So, if your car is past its prime and you’re looking to upgrade, or if it has failed its MOT, or has been written off due to an accident, sending it to a scrapyard has its financial incentives.

Today, Car Scrap Surrey is discussing the ways in which you’ll earn – and save – money from car scrapping in your area.

Scrap Cars for Cash

When you choose a reputable scrapping service, your unwanted car should stand to garner a decent sum of money. Car Scrap Surrey, for example, offers its customers a guaranteed £100 in cash for any family sized vehicle that it disposes of.

Free Collection Services

While transporting an unwanted vehicle to a scrapyard might be a pricey personal undertaking, choosing the right scrapping service will mean that this is taken care of on your behalf. Car Scrap Surrey is proud to offer its customers a free collection service, which covers the financial, and logistical, considerations for you.

Car Insurance and Road Tax Refunds

As soon as your car has been scrapped and you’ve received your Certificate of Destruction, you’ll be able to claim a refund for any unused months of road tax and car insurance.


Many scrapping services offer a reasonably flexible service, so you won’t have to worry about interrupting the important business hours of your day. Car Scrap Surrey, for example, works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Companies such as this, who work to accommodate your timetable, will ensure you’ll never have to take unpaid leave from work, in order to have your car scrapped.

So, if you’re based in Croydon or Sutton and are interested in making money out of your old car, get in touch with the Scrap Car Surrey team on 020 8406 4181. Call today and see how much you could earn!

How to Help the Environment with your Scrap Car

When carried out responsibly, the car scrapping industry offers the planet a number of environmental benefits.

In recent years, the Environmental Agency has been clamping down on unregistered scrapyards, and ensuring that more and more End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) are disposed of conscientiously by Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs).

In today’s post, Car Scrap Surrey is exploring the different ways in which scrapping your unwanted vehicle with a reputable company will minimise your carbon footprint, and contribute to a greener world.

Scrap Cars Protect Natural Resources

When you send your car to the appropriate company, the vehicle’s recyclable elements can be recovered and reused. Instead of product manufacturers needing to use raw materials at the expense of the environment, processed car scrap can be re-formed into new products.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, using recycled scrap metal in place of virgin iron ore can yield up to 90% savings in raw materials used. As well as this, it’s been suggested that every tonne of new steel made from scrap saves:

  • 1,115kg of iron
  • 625kg of coal
  • 53kg of limestone

Scrap Cars Cut Down on Pollution

When you scrap your ELV with the right scrapping company, you’ll help save on landfill space. By having parts of your car responsibly recycled and disposed of, you’ll do your bit to cut down on air and water pollution.

Scrap Cars Minimise Hazardous Materials

When you choose to scrap your car with a reputable scrapping service, you are doing your bit to help keep both water and the air cleaner. Recycled scrap can help remove potentially hazardous materials, and ensure that they’re kept out of landfills.

If you’re based in Croydon or Sutton and are eager to do your bit for the planet, don’t hesitate in contacting Scrap Car Surrey today on 020 8406 4181 or contact us here

Our professional team will dispose of your unwanted vehicle safely and responsibly, earning you money whilst we help the environment.