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Removal of Redundant Vehicles and Agricultural Scrap

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The Trust operates a redundant agricultural machinery and end of life vehicle collection service, which is free of charge to Shetland householders. Please note a vehicle or scrap removal request can only be made by the legal owner.

Certain makes of vehicle, which are located more than 30 miles from the John Lawrie Group site at Rova Head, maybe entitled to free uplift through another provider. Contact the Trust or complete our scrap removal request form below to find out if your vehicle is eligible for this.

If you have items you would like uplifted please complete and return the scrap or vehicle removal request form below.

If you have any queries please contact us.

Abandoned Vehicles

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If you would like to report a suspected abandoned vehicle, you should report the vehicle location and registration to the Shetland Islands Council Environmental Health Department on 01595 745250.  They will try to locate the owner to request uplift and, if unsuccessful, arrange uplift. Please note: if the SIC arranges uplift they will charge the owner of the vehicle a fee (currently £300).  If you are a landowner and a vehicle has been abandoned on your land please contact Environmental Health.


Once a completed scrap disposal form is received the owner will receive a scrap removal request number. Uplift is usually within 2-6 weeks, however it can be sooner or later depending on the number of requests in the area and/or level of requests on the listUplifted scrap is transported to the Trust’s authorised treatment facility or John Lawrie Group’s Rova Head Facility for final disposal. In line with European Legislation, vehicles are recycled with all fluids removed and safely disposed.

Certificate of Destruction

Once vehicles have been uplifted and disposed of, owners should receive a Certificate of Destruction from the Trust or the John Lawrie Group, depending on which facility treated the vehicle. If you have not received a Certificate of Destruction within two months of uplift please contact the Trust to enquire in which facility the vehicle was disposed.

Car Tax Refunds

If you have vehicle tax you would like to claim back on the vehicle you are scrapping, you will need to contact the DVLA for a refund. Details of how to do this can be found here