Vehicle owners in Medway can contact the council to arrange for the collection of their unwanted vehicle, free of charge. The vehicle will then be disposed of legally and in a way that's environmentally friendly.

This applies to cars, vans, motorbikes, ride-on lawn mowers and trucks up to 7.5 tonnes. Trailers, caravans and vehicles containing rubbish will not be collected.

How to surrender your vehicle

Phone 01634 333 333.

Our contractor, S&P Motors, will then contact you within 48 hours.

You will need to:

  • provide identification, with either a passport, utility bill or photo driving licence
  • make the logbook (V5 document) available at the time of collection
  • make sure the keys to the vehicle are available on collection

On collection, the vehicle’s details will be checked and the transfer section of the logbook will be completed. You will then receive an official disposal of vehicle document.

After the vehicle has been collected

The contractor will notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that the vehicle has been surrendered and destroyed and a Certificate of Destruction will then be issued to the owner by the DVLA.

People who surrender a vehicle will have no further responsibility for it from the time the vehicle is collected.