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    How To Scrap My Car Legally

    how to scrap my car legally

    It can be sad to say goodbye to your car. You may scrap your car for a variety of reasons, but you must make sure you do so legally. This article will explain how to properly scrap your car so you don’t get fined by the DVLA or abused by untrustworthy people.

    Since 2005, it has been a legal requirement to scrap a vehicle at an Authorised Treatment Facility to curb metal theft and reduce environmental impacts. ATFs are licensed by the Environment Agency to ensure that the scrapping process meets certain safety and quality standards.

    When Scrapping A Car What Documents Are Required?

    You will need to prepare:

    • V5 Document or otherwise called Logbook
    • Some form of identification through passport or driving license
    • A utility may also be requested.

    Notifying The DVLA Of Car Scrapping

    Once your car has been collected for scrap, the DVLA must be notified. Most companies will explain the process when collecting your scrap car and will explain exactly what to do. If you are unsure about the process, please click here and view our blog on the matter in more detail.

    Proof Of Car Scrapping

    You will receive a certificate of destruction from the ATF within seven days after your car has been scrapped. A Certificate of Destruction is evidence that your car has been destroyed legally.

    This part of the process is extremely important, as without a COD you could still be subject to penalties and taxes.

    Failure to report your vehicle as scrapped could result in fines of up to £1000.

    Why Should End-Of-Life Cars Be Scrapped?

    First of all, end-of-life vehicles contain hazardous materials such as lead-acid batteries, waste oil, mercury, nickel, and cadmium. It is a must to store, treat and dispose of acid batteries and other parts of ELVs properly. When not stored properly, they can pollute the environment, and impact climate change.

    Next, natural resources. Scrapping cars reduces the need to extract new raw materials from the earth because many of the car parts can be reused. This is critical for metals such as steel and aluminum, which require a lot of energy to extract and process. Recycling these materials allows us to reduce our overall emissions footprint.

    Finally, scrapping a car reduces the older, less fuel-efficient vehicles there are on the road. This will decrease the amount of cars that pollute the planet with harmful emissions.

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