Authorised Car Breakers
If your vehicle is ready for the breaker’s yard, you must take it to an Authorised Treatment Facility because scrap vehicles are hazardous waste. Do not give scrap vehicles to unlicensed illegal sites. The requirements of the End of Life Vehicle legislation are:
- All waste vehicles must be de-polluted at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)
- ATFs must issue a Certificate of Destruction to the last owner
- Vehicle manufacturers are responsible for ensuring there is an adequate network of ATFs and customers must be offered free take back.
The ATFs in Northern Ireland can be downloaded here (.PDF 43Kb). The ATF will notify the Driver and Vehicle Agency that your car has been legally scrapped. If you fail to use an ATF to scrap your vehicle you will be breaking the law.