Use a registered scrap dealer to dispose of your unwanted vehicle.
The following scrap dealers will collect and dispose of your unwanted vehicle at an authorised treatment facility and send a Certificate of Destruction to DVLA :
Dumping a vehicle is an offence with maximum penalties of a £2500 fine or 3 months imprisonment.
Giving unwanted vehicles away for spares often results in them being used in crimes.
Giving unwanted vehicles away for spares often results in them being stripped and dumped.
Since January 2004, changes in the law hold the last registered keeper responsible for abandoned vehicles. If you give your unwanted vehicle away and you are still the last registered keeper this means that;
If you sell, scrap or give away your old unwanted vehicle you must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) - If you do not notify the DVLA you will be committing an offence!
DO NOT rely on the person to whom you sell or give your old vehicle to inform the DVLA that they are the new keeper. They often fail to do so. This means that you could still be liable for any traffic, parking or criminal offences that your old vehicle is later involved in.