The EU’s new ELV Directive makes the last owner of a vehicle responsible for its disposal. Owners must be issued with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) from an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) like Carmas 96 or they could face hefty fines or even end up in prison.
The certificate acts as proof that a vehicle has been destroyed – and removes the owners name from the DVLA database meaning the owners car tax and other obligations are at an end. It also shows that the car has gone through the correct recycling processes, which will help to reduce significantly the half a million tonnes of vehicle waste that is currently dumped in UK landfill each year.
If you do not obtain a CoD you could be liable as the owner, for road tax and even worse, your vehicle could be used in some illegal activity.
Check the government website for more information https://www.gov.uk/guidance/elv