There are many ways in which to scrap a vehicle that is no longer need. You can dismantle them at home or even organise a car scrapping party. Alternatively, you could take your car to the local scrap yard. You may have to pay for the disposal of car parts, but most importantly, you will need to make sure that your chosen scrap yard is a registered one. Nobody wants to pay for a car to be scrapped and then to find it has just been dumped on the streets.
Other options include calling your local council and arranging for them to pick up your car. They usually do this for free or for a relatively small charge. Yet they are said to be inundated with calls and are likely to forward your query (not even your vehicle yet) to a scrap car dealer or salvage yard.
However, you are now legally required to depollute your car as a part of dismantling it. This is not just another attempt to go green; you will need the documentary proof that you scrapped your car in the environment-friendly way. The de-pollution process is performed with specialist equipment and involves removing electrical sources and draining hazardous chemicals, and that is BEFORE you even get to removing tyres and usable parts. Your car disposal site needs to have all the resources necessary to undertake the legally required action on your car. As a result, both environment and your conscience are clean, your V5 log book is processed, and a Certificate of Destruction is issued. This document is vitally important as the proof that your car was dismantled in accordance with legal and environmental requirements. Without proper de-registration the last owner will still be liable for their car under both new and continuous legislation.