Established for over 20 years, Redcorn is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most professional and modern vehicle disposal agents and recyclers. As an Authorised Treatment Facility, we adhere to strict legislation governing the disposal of E.L.V (End of Life) vehicles. If you are an individual or local authority, our team is always ready to help.
Redcorn currently contracts for 26 local authorities and disposes of over 50,000 cars per year. If you are a local authority, Redcorn can ease the problems of abandoned vehicles by offering a full service to remove them from roads and recycle them professionally, all too strict environmental guidelines.
A vehicle does not need to be seen on the road for an offence to have been committed. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) carry out a check of its records each month to identify untaxed vehicles. They have the authority to carry out enforcement action using the information held on their records. As well as this, DVLA works in partnership with Redcorn, the police and local authorities in operating wheel clamping schemes. Using automatic number plate readers (ANPR) they identify, clamp and tow away untaxed vehicles on the public road.
E.L.V and what it means
New legislation means that the collection and disposal of abandoned or hazardous vehicles is changing fast. Legislation is driving the change towards a new professionalism within the industry. This change is multi-agency, having profound implications for everyone involved in the disposal of vehicles. That is why an understanding of the new legislative environment is important. The End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) Directive (2000/53/EC) passed into European law in October 2000. It is concerned with cars, vans, and certain three wheeled vehicles.