ITS THE LAW

WHAT ARE THE E.L.V REGULATIONS?

The Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles or ELV) Regulations 2006 came into effect on the 8th of June 2006 in an effort to make car manufacturers responsible for vehicles they put on the market. These vehicles pose a huge waste problem when they are no longer wanted or used. These E.L.V Regulations were brought in as part of a European Directive (2000/53/EC).

OBLIGATION ON REGISTERED CAR OWNER:

All registered owners of vehicles are obliged to dispose of their vehicle through an Authorised Treatment Facility (A.T.F) Registered Owners must provide photo identification showing their name, address and nationality as well as the vehicle’s registration document (log-book / vehicle certificate) when depositing their E.L.V. at an A.T.F. or to the driver of the collection vehicle.

OBLIGATION ON CAR MANUFACTURERS:

The Regulations require any car manufacturer in Ireland (subject to conditions) to set up a network of Authorised Treatment Facilities (A.T.F.s) where people can bring their unwanted vehicles free of charge.

OBLIGATION ON AUTHORISED TREATMENT FACILITIES (A.T.F.S):

Regulations require car manufacturers to set up a network of A.T.Fs where people can bring their unwanted vehicles free of charge. A.T.F.s are obliged to take in vehicles free of charge. A small charge can be imposed if it is missing any essential components (i.e. wheels, engine, coachwork, catalytic converter) or has added waste. The A.T.F. is then required to depollute (remove all hazardous materials) and dismantle the vehicle. A Certificate of Destruction is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. A target of at least 85% (by weight) reuse or recovery must be achieved and this target increases to 95% by 1st of January 2015.