Certificate of Destruction
It is a now a legal requirement for all scrap cars to be issued
with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction when they reach
the end of their useful life.
Did you know that...
The Certificate of Destruction can only be issued by Authorised
Treatment Facilities which have been approved by DVLA.
The Certificate of Destruction is the only form of document
recognised by DVLA as proof that a car has been destroyed at an
Authorised Treatment Facility.
If you scrap your car without obtaining an official Certificate
of Destruction you could be fined by DVLA, or even worse, if your
car ends up being returned to the road by an unscrupulous operator
you could face prosecution if it is later used for criminal
When you choose CarTakeBack to recycle your scrap car we will
issue you with a DVLA Certificate of Destruction, using our secure
online link to the DVLA's vehicle registration database. We
can issue your certificate as soon as your car has arrived on site
while you wait, or we can send it to you by e-mail or post to an
address of your choice.
There is no need to contact DVLA yourself as CarTakeBack does
everything for you, giving you complete peace of mind.
Your official Certificate of Destruction issued by a CarTakeBack
scrap car recycling centre will carry the DVLA logo and look like
the image below. Please be aware of imitations.
For complete peace of mind, recycle your scrap car with CarTakeBack
and receive your official DVLA Certificate of Destruction »