Scrap Car Collection Exeter
Scrap Car Collection Exeter

Phone: 01392 841532

Mobile: 07860 710532


A Certificate of Destruction is supplied by the DVLA to prove that your car has been disposed of correctly. If you have never had to dispose of a car, you may be unaware of the necessary paperwork which needs to be completed and the consequences which follow if it's not done properly. P W Leek Scrap Metals are seasoned experts if you have any questions. We are more than happy to offer any advice and guidance.


It's important that you ensure that your car is sold to a registered and insured Authorised Treatment Facility. Only a registered ATF can issue a genuine Certificate of Destruction. A Certificate of Destruction is supplied by the DVLA after the correct paperwork has been filed. The Certificate of Destruction is the confirmation that the DVLA has removed your details from the database. They recognise that you are no longer the registered keeper of the vehicle, and so release you from any liabilities such as penalties and traffic offences.


When we collect your vehicle, at a time and place of your convenience, the driver will examine any existing paperwork which is required. Examples include logbooks and V5C forms. If you have any questions about the process or regarding our service, our experienced collector will gladly explain to you.

Completing the V5C Document


It is also important to know that when you sell your car for scrap, a company that collected the car needs to complete section 9 of the V5C and hand it back to you. Section 9, refers to the yellow section on top of page 3. This section 9 should then be signed by you and returned to the DVLA. This will notify the DVLA Q1 along with the registered owner and that it has been sold to someone else.

Technically, a CoD is only required when the Authorised Treatment Facility that buys your car intends to scrap it. You should beware if you do not receive a Certificate of Destruction from the buyer of your vehicle- they might be selling the vehicle on for a profit rather than recycling and re-using the cars as legally required.

Scrap Car Collection Exeter
Scrap Car Collection Exeter

What is a

Certificate of Destruction


Scrap Car Collection Exeter

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