Scrap your vehicle

It is now a legal requirement for all scrap cars to be issued with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction (CoD) when they reach the end of their useful life.

We collect and scrap cars from all over Leeds, Wakefield and West Yorkshire 5 days a week. Scrap cars can also be dropped off at our site 6 days a week.

Did you know…

  • The Certificate of Destruction can only be issued by Authorised Treatment Facility’s which have been approved by the DVLA.
  • The Certificate of Destruction is the only form of document recognised by DVLA as proof that a car has been destroyed at an Authorised Treatment Facility.
  • If you scrap your car without obtaining an official Certificate of Destruction you could be fined by the DVLA, or even worse, if your car ends up being returned to the road by an unscrupulous operator you could face prosecution if it is later used for criminal activity.

When you choose Dixons Vauxhall Spares to recycle your scrap car we will issue you with a DVLA Certificate of Destruction, using our secure online link to the DVLA’s vehicle registration database. We can issue your certificate as soon as your car has arrived on site while you wait, or we can send it to you by e-mail or post to an address of your choice.

There is no need to contact the DVLA yourself as Dixons Vauxhall Spares does everything for you, giving you complete peace of mind.

The DVLA Certificate of Destruction should look like the image below

Image of a sample CoD Supplied by Dixons Vauxhall Spares

A sample CoD Supplied by Dixons Vauxhall Spares

  • It should have the DVLA logo at the top left;
  • It should have ‘Certificate of Destruction’ written below the DVLA logo.
  • It should have a unique 12 digit certificate number (Certificate No);
  • It should have the date that the certificate was issued (Date of Issue); and
  • It should be signed by a representative of the recycling center (issuing establishment) which accepted your vehicle

You should sign the document in the ‘Holder/Owner’ section, as soon as you receive it.

Our Address

Dixons Vauxhall Spares
Wakefield Road
Rothwell Haigh
West Yorkshire
LS26 0SB

T: 0113 288 0022
F: 0113 288 0999


Take the M1 or M62 towards Leeds, follow the M621 into Leeds, take the Stourton exit (Junction 7) follow the A61 towards Wakefield signs. We are approximately one mile on the left.