Return your vehicle to its maker – free

Government regulations which came into effect on 1st January 2007 mean that car owners are entitled to “free take-back” of their old vehicles, known as End of Life Vehicles (ELVs).

Car manufacturers have established new national networks of existing facilities that will accept their own brands, when those vehicles reach the end of their lives.

The UK currently scraps around two million cars and vans each year and these new “producer responsibility” regulations are good news for both the environment and car owners, who will no longer need to pay to dispose of their vehicles.

Manufacturers of the vast majority of vehicles on the UK’s roads have made their network arrangements with one of two service providers, as follows: BMW, Daihatsu, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daewoo, Dodge, Ferrari, Honda, Isuzu, Jeep, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi Canter, Porsche, Saab, SMART, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota/Lexus and Vauhhall go to http://www.autogreen.org

And for: Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, Austin, Bentley, Bugatti, Citroen, Dacia, DAF, Datsun, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Hillman, Humber, Hyundai, Iveco, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, LDV, Leyland, Leyland DAF, Lotus, Matra, Mazda, MG, MG X-Power, Mitsubishi, Morris, Nissan, Perodua, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Renault Trucks, Riley, Rover, Seat, Simca, Singer, Skoda, Sunbeam, Talbot, Tata, Tatra, Triumph, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial, Volvo and Wolseley go to http://www.cartakeback.com

A Certificate of Destruction will be issued to owners when facilities receive a vehicle for treatment. This certificate will show that the vehicle will be treated appropriately, and will enable deregistration of the vehicle from the DVLA database.