End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Station
Our new on-site Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) has all the equipment necessary to ensure that scrap vehicles are disposed of in line with government regulations.
Once a Scrap Car arrives for destruction they are moved to our ELV station. Scrap Cars are then loaded onto our SEDA decontamination units which safely remove 98% of all hazardous fluids from an average vehicle including:
- Engine and gearbox oil
- Fuel (including LPG)
- Screen wash
- Clutch and brake fluids
The batteries, wheels and tyres are removed for recycling. Oil filters are removed and crushed to recover additional oil. Shock absorbers are drilled and drained.
After de-pollution, the vehicle is moved to a large on-site shed where the engine is removed using one of our scrap-handling cranes. The shell of the Scrap Car is then placed into one of our skips ready for its onward journey.
When de-pollution is completed, Bulk Metals issue a Certificate of Destruction allowing the Scrap Car to be deregistered with the DVLA. Only an ATF can issue a Certificate of Destruction, giving the last owner peace of mind again any possibility of future prosecutions relating to the vehicle.
Direct link to DVLA
As an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) we have a direct link to the DVLA. This enable us to immediately send confirmation that your vehicle has been destroyed. This ensures you are not liable for the Road Fund Licence.
When we collect your scrap car we will ask you for your log book and in return we will notify the DVLA that your vehicle has been destroyed by an ATF and issue you with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction. Without this certificate you will be responsible for your vehicle and as such be liable for payment of its Road Fund Licence.
Remember: not all scrap metal dealers are licensed to scrap cars.