You may have commercial vehicles that you have purchased (rather than leased) and that are not suitable for resale that you wish to dispose of. This could affect businesses such as taxi companies, car hire businesses, motorbike couriers, freight businesses and bus/coach companies. Once the decision has been taken to dispose of these vehicles they become ELV's (End of Life Vehicles) and subject to the regulations for ELV's and Environmental Permitting (relating to the treatment of undepolluted ELV's).
The place where the vehicle becomes waste will not normally require an environmental permit, however ELV's must be stored on an inpermeable surface with appropriate drainage and must not be dismantled. The vehicle then becomes hazardous waste and a hazardous waste consignment note is required to move the vehicle from the business owners depot to an Authorised Treatment Facility (there are just over 1500 ATF's). The vehicle can be moved by the commercial vehicle operator or someone who you have checked is a registered waste carrier. The depot where the vehicle became waste will need to notify the site as a producer of hazardous waste.
If you have any of the following you must ensure you get a Certificate of Destruction (CoD):
For full information see the Environment Agency website
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