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Take back-points

How to recycle your car

1. Choose the nearest
    take-back point

2. Take the vehicle to your
    nearest take-back point

3. A certificate of destruction
    is issued to the last holder of
    the vehicle

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Annually approximately 60 000 end-of-life vehicles are recycled in Finland. Most of the scrapped vehicles are passenger cars and vans. The average scrapping age is over 20 years. Recent statistics of scrapped vehicles can be found below.

Scrapping statistics

What documents do you need with you when delivering an end-of-life vehicle to a take-back point?

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

How can I get a vehicle to the take-back point, if it is not fit to be driven?

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

How does the deregistration of a vehicle take place?

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.

How do I know that the vehicle will really be scrapped?

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.

Can I take a vehicle for scrapping if its documents are unavailable?

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.

How much extra do I have to pay if the end-of-life vehicle contains rubbish?

The take-back point is entitled to charge the owner for costs incurred in disposing of the rubbish.