Certificate of Destruction (CoD)
A Certificate of Destruction or CoD for short can only be issued by the depollution centre after the vehicle has been scrapped. This makes sense as how could a CoD. be valid before the scrap process has been completed. You therefore need to be very wary of any company offering you a CoD. at the time of collection - it is not only worthless but also will be a forgery.
A CoD is for your records only and is not a requirement in law. It is simply proof positive that we have completed our task properly. Should you require a copy of the CoD, you must request this at the time of booking.
If you have not got the V5C
We can still scrap the vehicle for you please see our Vehicle Surrender Form.
What to do with the Certificate of Destruction
You should keep the certificate as it is proof that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.
What to do if you lose your Certificate of Destruction
You will need to contact us for a replacement.
What to do if you are scrapping a vehicle that is not registered in the UK
As it is not registered with the DVLA, we are unable to offer you a Certificate of Destruction. What we can produce is an email with details that it has been scrapped which is normally suffice. Please check with the authorities in the country of your vehicle’s origin.
Under the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003 and the End-of-Life Vehicles (Storage and Treatment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, passenger-carrying vehicles and light-goods vehicles weighing up to 3500kg, and three-wheel motor vehicles (not motor trikes), can only be scrapped at Authorised Treatment Facilities.
To download a copy of the 2003 ELV or the (Producer responsibility) 2005 ELV Regulations.