KT Recycling is an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) for End Of Life Vehicles (ELV’s).

This means we have been Authorised by the Environment Agency and Local Authorities to Process End of Life Vehicles.

The ELV Process:

  1. Getting your Vehicle to us:

There is 2 Options:

  1. We Can Arrange to Collect your Vehicle at a Time and Place that suits you.

  2. You Can Deliver your Vehicle to our Depot at Tadworth without the need for an appointment. (see our opening times)

  1. Once we Have Received your Vehicle.

  • First We will Issue you with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD)

It’s a legal requirement for all scrap cars to be issued with an official CoD when they reach their useful end of life.

We generate a CoD via the DVLA online system, this will either be sent to you via Post or Email.

We advise You to keep the CoD indefinitely as it is important as you may need it to prove to the DVLA that you have taken your vehicle to a registered ATF waste site and it is no longer on the road.

(**there is No Charge for the Initial CoD but may be if a Replacement is Required)

  • We will Then begin the De-pollution Process as set out by the Environmental Agency.

To Depollute a vehicle we will remove the:

  • Battery.

  • Wheels and Tyres.

  • Liquefied Gas Tank. (if present)

  • Liquids – including Fuel, Coolants, Antifreeze, Brake, Air-Conditioning and Shock Absorber fluids, and Screen wash.

  • Oils – including Engine, Gearbox, Transmission and Hydraulic oils.

  • Oil filters – are crushed using special equipment that removes all the oil.

  • Parts containing Mercury.

  • Catalytic Converters. (if fitted)

  • All Potentially explosive materials like air bags and seat belt Pre-Tensioners will be removed or set off in situ.

    We Make Sure all vehicle materials and liquids are reused, recycled or safely disposed off.

    This Process is Closely Audited by the Environment Agency as well as The Department for BIS.

    The Current Recycling Target is 95% which is being achieved successfully.