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Unwanted Vehicles

Get rid of your old unwanted vehicle responsibly - Use a registered scrap dealer, addresses are listed here.

Use a registered scrap dealer

Use a registered scrap dealer to dispose of your unwanted vehicle.

The following scrap dealers will collect and dispose of your unwanted vehicle at an authorised treatment facility and send a Certificate of Destruction to DVLA :

  • Redcorn Ltd. 0208 8851962
  • ARM Recovery 01268 530470
Dumping a vehicle is an offence with maximum penalties of a £2500 fine or 3 months imprisonment.

Be very careful before giving your unwanted vehicle away for spares

Giving unwanted vehicles away for spares often results in them being used in crimes.

Giving unwanted vehicles away for spares often results in them being stripped and dumped.

Since January 2004, changes in the law hold the last registered keeper responsible for abandoned vehicles. If you give your unwanted vehicle away and you are still the last registered keeper this means that...

  • if the vehicle is later dumped you could find yourself charged with the offence of dumping a vehicle, with maximum penalties of a £2500 fine or 3 months imprisonment
  • and,  you could still find yourself  liable for any traffic, parking or criminal offences that your old vehicle is later involved in.

Notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA)

If you sell, scrap or give away your old unwanted vehicle you must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) - If you do not notify the DVLA you will be committing an offence!

DO NOT rely on the person to whom you sell or give your old vehicle to inform the DVLA that they are the new keeper. They often fail to do so. This means that you could still be liable for any traffic, parking or criminal offences that your old vehicle is later involved in.

Remember

  • since January 2004, changes in the law hold the last registered keeper responsible for abandoned vehicles.
  • dumping a vehicle is an offence with maximum penalties of a £2500 fine or 3 months imprisonment.
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