Civic Amenity Sites are open but some restrictions may apply during this time. Please check with your Local Authority for the most up to date information





If your car is in a roadworthy condition, you may be able to sell it privately or trade-in when you buy a new one.


Bring them to an authorised facility

General Comment / Tip

An end-of-life vehicle is a specified vehicle, such as a car, which is discarded or is to be discarded by its registered owner as waste. Vehicles normally reach the end of their useful lives, either due to age (typically around 12-14 years), or because of heavy damage following an accident. There is no fixed age, therefore, at which a vehicle can be considered an end-of-life vehicle. An end-of-life vehicle must be deposited at an authorised treatment facility. Each vehicle manufacturer or importer is required to have a national collection system in place made up of at least one such treatment facility in every city and council area. These facilities provide a free take-back service for vehicles of that producer’s brand. There may also be an independent facility in your area that will accept your end-of-life vehicle. If an end-of-life vehicle is deposited at an unauthorised facility, the owner will not receive a certificate of destruction and may remain recorded as registered owner of the vehicle on the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport National Vehicle File.

If you cannot get to a centre to take back your car check out CarTakeBack, they can give you an instant quote and arrange for collection or drop off.