To legally scrap and recycle cars and vans in the UK, Companies and operators must have the following in place:-
A direct link to the DVLA computer system to enable the transfer of vehicle ownership, identity checks and to be able to issue CODs (Certificates of Destruction).
The correct Environmental Permit for End of Life Vehicle De-Pollution, issued by the Environment Agency.
Full Local Authority Planning Permission for their business, at a recognised business premises.
The correct Waste Carriers Licence and Scrap Metal Processing Licence.
Depollution equipment that is approved and inspected by the Environment Agency on a regular basis.
Qualified staff and managers, who must also hold a WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board) qualification, to de-pollute vehicles (ELVs).