What Happens to my Car?
We do not just scrap your car for you – we recycle it. We are fully licensed and all of our drivers are licensed waste carriers. They remove your car on a recovery truck and take it to a Government Approved Treatment Facility (ATF).The process of disposing of the car starts here. It is fully de-polluted of all its oils, fuels and liquids, the tyres are removed and the remaining metal is then compacted and all recycled. We dispose of cars fully with the Environment Agency directives and are compliant with Hazardous Waste Legislation, so you can be safe in the knowledge your car is being disposed of within the law and with the most environmentally–friendly methods too. We are sure recycling is important to you – as much as it is to us.
The Legal Elements.
When we take your car to an ATF we also give to them the Motor Trade / Dismantler section of the V5 Document. They then register your vehicle as an ‘end of life vehicle’ (ELV) with the DVLA and once the DVLA receive your part of the V5 Document, the vehicle is removed from the DVLA database. The car is no longer in existence nor in your name.Do make sure you send your part of the V5 form to avoid being fined £80 – this could happen automatically if the DVLA records still show your vehicle and there is no corresponding SORN.
*If you do not have a V5 registration document – do not worry. We can STILL buy and collect your vehicle as normal so long as you can provide documental proof of being the legal owner of the vehicle, such as, insurance or tax documents etc. But it would be your responsibility to inform the DVLA of the disposal of the vehicle. Regrettably, we are unable to do this for you. All you will need to do is inform the DVLA in writing the registration number and the date of when the vehicle is scrapped. The DVLA will respond in 2-3 weeks with an acknowledgment letter.
* If you do not have the V5 registration document or any part of it, we can still collect. As long as you can prove you are the legal owner of the vehicle by way of other documentation such as insurance, tax letter etc. we can still buy your car. However, where the V5 is lost or missing, DVLA will only accept a letter from the registered keeper to remove it from their database. So, all you need to do is write to DVLA advising the registration number and the date the vehicle is scrapped. They will respond with an acknowledgement letter in approximately 2-3 weeks.