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?

Scrap Car Recycling in 3 Easy Steps:


Once you’re happy with your quote, all you need to do is arrange for your car to be collected by one of our transporters. If you want your car recycling in Leicester, we’ll pick it up on the same day, for no charge. If you’re in the surrounding area such as Melton & Loughborough, we will collect your vehicle for recycling the following day. We’ll do the rest!

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.


After we receive your car, we’ll put it through an identification process and record details, which will then be sent to the DVLA, along with your logbook. The following information will be recorded and forwarded to the DVLA.

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


We de-pollute and dismantle your car at our dedicated car breaking facility in Leicester. This is done by removing exhausts, air bags, catalyst converters and fluids such as engine & gearbox oil, brake fluid, screen wash, radiator coolant and batteries. Wherever possible, materials are recycled, or used as spare parts if they’re in good condition.

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

...and that’s it! Your vehicle is now safe to be scrapped.


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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