authorised treatment facility

If you're looking to scrap your car, then you should definitely be looking to scrap your vehicle at an authorised treatment facility (ATF). This is the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable way to get rid of your vehicle for money. 

In this blog, we'll go through the most frequently asked questions about authorised treatment facilities. Let's get into it...


What Is the Definition of an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)?

An authorised treatment facility is a title given to registered scrap yards and breaker's yards. These scrap yards are permitted to carry out the dismantling and disposal of electronic waste in line with specific safety rules and regulations.


What Does ATF Mean When Scrapping a Car?

When you scrap your car at an authorised treatment facility, it ensures that your ELV (end of life vehicle) will be recycled and disposed of in the most environmentally-friendly way possible and in-line with the End of Life Vehicle Regulations. The guidelines given to an ATF are monitored by the Environment Agency, to ensure that everything is disposed of and destroyed safely and sustainably. 

It's strongly recommended to use an authorised treatment facility when scrapping your car for the following reasons:

It helps the environment

When you go to an authorised treatment facility to scrap your car, the facility has a legal obligation to invest in environmentally-friendly drainage and disposal systems. They also prevent toxic chemicals from leaking into the ground and water throughout the recycling and disposal process.

You will receive an official Certificate of Destruction

If you scrap your car at an ATF facility, you will receive an official Certificate of Destruction which will prove that you are no longer liable or responsible for your vehicle once it has been scrapped.


Authorised Treatment Facility in Cardiff: Scrap Your Car With A&L

At A&L, we are extremely proud of our authorised treatment facility status - but what does this mean for you and your scrap car?

It means that you can trust us to do our bit for the environment. As an authorised treatment facility in Cardiff, we will recycle and/or dispose of your scrap car in the most responsible and sustainable way. 

To scrap your car, click below to get an INSTANT, NO-OBLIGATION quote. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with any questions and queries you may have (make sure to check our scrap car FAQs first, though!). 

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