Authorised Treatment Facilities

Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) are permitted to accept waste motor vehicles. They comply with End of Life Vehicle (ELV) and Environmental Permitting regulations.

We have produced guidance to help ELV ATFs comply with current legislation:

Certificates of Destruction

ELV regulations require that the last holder of any vehicle depolluted or dismantled is issued with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD).

This applies to:

  • passenger-carrying vehicles up to 3500 kg (3.5tonnes) 
  • light goods vehicles up to 3500 kg (3.5tonnes)
  • three-wheel motor vehicles (excluding tricycles) 

A CoD can only be issued by an ATF. The CoD ensures that the vehicle has been treated and disposed of correctly and that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) record has been closed.

ATFs will not be given automatic access to the CoD system - access is granted by the DVLA. The DVLA will contact a site to initiate the application process after we have informed them that the site has been issued with an ATF permit.

Authorised Treatment Facilities public register list

A list of facilities that dispose of vehicles under the ELV directive:

We update this list monthly and send it to the DVLA. This is so that new sites can be given access to the CoD system and scrapped vehicles are removed from their registration database.

From August 2012, 1,679 facilities complied with ELV depollution requirements.