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Motor vehicle: End-of-life vehicle disposal (certificate of destruction)
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Last owners of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (vehicles for the transportation of goods up to 3.5 tons) who wish to dispose of their end-of-life vehicles can return them to the manufacturer or importer free of charge. Manufacturers and importers are obliged to take back end-of-life vehicles and must set up a nationwide take-back system themselves or through authorized third parties.
Excluded from free take-back are end-of-life vehicles from which essential parts or components or electronic control units have been removed and which were not registered in the European Union for at least one month prior to final deregistration.
If a vehicle is finally decommissioned and disposed of, a certified end-of-life vehicle recycling company must issue a certificate of destruction for the vehicle registration authority.
Who should I contact?
To a recognized acceptance or collection point/a recognized dismantling facility.
You can find out which companies are approved from the Joint Body for End-of-Life Vehicles (GESA).
- Ordinance on the transfer, return and environmentally sound disposal of end-of-life vehicles (End-of-Life Vehicle Ordinance - AltfahrzeugV),
- § Section 15 of the Ordinance on the Registration of Vehicles for Road Traffic (Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung - FZV).
What else should I know?
If you have any questions regarding a certificate of destruction, you can also contact the motor vehicle guilds or the vehicle manufacturers. Further information can be found on the GESA website.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.