End Of Life

On the 1st of February 2003, the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations came into force.

This means that all vehicles that have come to their end of life will have to go to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) to be depolluted before they can be dismantled at a scrap yard or put through a bailer or similar method of disposal. The changes in Legislation will put a stop to vehicles being weighed in at scrap metal sites, without being depolluted first.

If you are thinking 'What's the best way to scrap my car' then get in touch with us today!

Give us a call: 0116 251 6070 / 07860 523 717 or Email endoflifecars@gmail.com

What's Involved in the Process?


The owners deliver a small number of cars to the site. The majority are collected by one of our transporters on receiving phoned or faxed collection orders.

Most are collected the same day if within Leicester city area, other areas like Melton & Loughborough are collected the following day.

Logbooks are collected if available and a duplicate of a receipt is given to the owner or agent If the logbook is presented on collection then the DVLA will be automatically informed that the vehicle has been scrapped Legislation will put a stop to vehicles being weighed in at scrap metal sites, without being depolluted first.


On arrival at our site the vehicles go through an identification process to check Chassis No's against logbook details, and the following information is recorded on computer

  • Make
  • Model
  • CC
  • Collection address
  • Date of collection
  • Log book present or not
  • Owner/agents signature

These details are then forwarded to the DVLA with the logbook (if present)


Vehicles are brought into the workshop/depollution area, placed on one of the lifts where drive shafts/prop shafts/gear linkage & exhausts are cut. At this point catalyst converters & air bags if applicable are removed and sorted.

The following fluids are then removed and stored separately for recycling

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  • Engine oil
  • Gearbox oil
  • Brake fluid
  • Screen wash
  • Radiator coolant
  • Batteries

Tyres are removed and graded (scrap or poor are sent for recycling, good are placed on pallets and sent for export.


The 2003 directive part VI paragraph 38 clearly states the NO CHARGE shall be made on the owner or last holder of the vehicle as long as it is complete.

Any vehicle manufactured after the 1st July 2002 the manufacture will be liable for the cost of processing Collection is free for vehicles in the Leicester area, but this is currently under review. Vehicle collection outside of Leicester is subject to a charge.

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