What proof do I get that I am no longer legally responsible for my vehicle?
If your vehicle is to be scrapped, the recycling centre will issue you with a DVLA Certificate of Destruction (CoD) which is proof that your vehicle has been scrapped legally. This Certificate shows that your vehicle is de-registered and that you are no longer responsible for that vehicle. Please make sure you keep your CoD securely.
If your vehicle is selected for recycling by onward sale, you will receive confirmation that you are no longer the legal owner of the vehicle.
PLEASE NOTE: The DVLA may fine those who do not obtain or cannot produce a CoD to demonstrate they have scrapped their car, or other suitable documentation to demonstrate they are not the legal owner. Until you have a CoD, your car may still be registered to you. What is more you can still be deemed legally responsible for the car and therefore can be held liable for it. Unfortunately, there have been instances when unscrupulous vehicle dismantlers, who have not issued a CoD or transferred the vehicle to trade, and have put cars back on the road for criminal purposes without ammending the registered keeper details. In such instances, it is the current registered owner who may be liable for prosecution.
When will I get my DVLA Certificate of Destruction?
Your DVLA Certificate of Destruction (CoD) if required will be sent to you within 7 days of your car arriving at the Authorised Treatment Facility (recycling centre).
If your Certificate of Destruction has not arrived within 10 days of disposing of your car, please contact us using our online form and include your registration or reference number.
How will I get my DVLA Certificate of Destruction?
Your DVLA Certificate of Destruction if required for your vehicle will be sent to you by Royal Mail.
Do I need to provide the registration document for my car?
Ideally, we prefer you to hand over your V5C registration document (also known as a log book) in order to issue your car a Certificate of Destruction (CoD). However, if you do not have the registration document available, a Certificate of Destruction can usually be issued without it.
Does my vehicle have to be free from waste
Yes, for us to recycle your vehicle it will need to be free from waste.
Being free from waste means that your car does not contain any significant items of refuse such as garden/ household waste or old tyres etc.; basically anything that does not form part of the car itself.
I want to keep my personalised registration plate - what should I do?
If you wish to keep your registration number, you must transfer it. Under the DVLA Cherished Number Plate Transfer Scheme, the process is fairly straightforward. You will need to complete the DVLA transfer form V317 “Transferring a Car Registration Number” which you can pick up from your local DVLA office or download here.
Will it cost me anything to recycle my car with you?
No, all quotations are provided free of charge. For your free scrap car valuation
Will I have time to think about my quotation?
Yes, if you’re not quite ready to go ahead, you can save your quote for 14 days so that you can come back later. To get a free, instant, no obligation quote.
How will the valuation you offer be paid to me?
The amount that we value your vehicle will be the amount you receive. We do not offer a price only to haggle and reduce the price at a later date. Once our expert has checked the vehicle you will then receive a cash offer, this will be paid to you immediately upon you accepting the offer.