How to recycle your car
1. Choose the nearest
2. Take the vehicle to your
nearest take-back point
3. A certificate of destruction
is issued to the last holder of
You need to bring the registration
certificate (both technical and notification parts) of the vehicle with you.
Only the owner is entitled to scrap a vehicle. Therefore, the vehicle’s last
holder must be able to prove their identity. If the person scrapping a vehicle
is not its owner, then that person must present a power of attorney signed by
the owner of the vehicle.
Sample power of attorney
Most take-back points can arrange for the transportation of the vehicle. The transportation may be subject to a fee determined by the take-back point
When an end-of-life vehicle has been received at a treatment facility, the last holder of the vehicle is issued a certificate of destruction and the vehicle is entered into the recycling system. The vehicle is automatically removed from the register and the collection of annual vehicle tax is terminated as soon as the system has sent a notification to the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi). The system also notifies the insurance company for the termination of the insurance. Deregistering an end-of-life vehicle does not cost anything to the last owner.
When the last holder of the vehicle is issued a certificate of destruction, the vehicle has been entered into the recycling system and can no longer be commissioned to traffic.
If a registered vehicle has no documents, the take-back point will check its data from Trafi. If the owner of an end-of-life vehicle suspects that the vehicle documents are incomplete, we recommend contacting the take-back point for instructions.
The take-back point is entitled to charge the owner for costs incurred in disposing of the rubbish.