ELVs and Tyres Wednesday 26 July 2017
30 June 2017

Car scrapyard has environmental permit revoked

The Environment Agency has revoked the permit of an operator of a vehicle scrapyard in County Durham, after what it claimed were a ‘series’ of alleged breaches of environmental legislation. The Agency took the action against ...


With the latest news and past articles about the end of life vehicle recycling sector and tyre recycling, or use the News Archive below to find more items.


6 October 2015

Tyre recyclers hit out at Agency fire guidance


The Environment Agency’s failure to listen to tyre recyclers on stack sizes could inadvertently increase the risk of fires on waste sites. This was the message from the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) today as it urged the ...

13 August 2015

Landowner vigilance urged over illegal waste


Slick organised criminals are targeting ‘isolated’ landowners in order to dump huge quantities of illegal waste, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has warned. The association argued that many criminal ringleaders...

29 July 2015

News in brief


With news on: Plastic bag increase; Cromwell awarded Enfield contract; Tyre recycler awarded PAS 107 certificate; WRL Glass Media expands exports, and; Bournemouth moves waste software system online  

6 July 2015

ELV recycling rate nears 89%


The recycling and recovery rate for end-of-life vehicles edged up 0.8% in 2013 to 88.9% (2012: 88.1%) according to figures being submitted to the European Union by the UK government. With a legal target of 95% reuse/recycling/...

10 April 2015

Recycling Lives hit by scrap fire at Preston site


Lancashire-based WEEE and metal recycling firm Recycling Lives has suffered a major fire overnight at its scrap metal site at Longridge Road, Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the site before 21:40 ...

9 March 2015

Plant and technology news round-up 09/03/15


With news on a Cross WRAP bale opener for SRF; swissRTec delamination milling machine for shredder residue; slow speed Doppstadt shredder; KME container sort line; and, Lexus plastics recycling technology grant. ...

2 March 2015

Tyre recycling firm director jailed for waste crimes


A former tyre recycling company director has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and his company fined a total of £195,000 after illegally depositing and storing around 114,000 tyres at a site in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. ...

5 January 2015

Tyre protocol set to clarify end of waste status


An updated quality protocol to establish end of waste criteria for tyres has been launched ahead of increased recycling targets for the ELV sector this year. The updated Tyre-Derived Rubber Materials (TDRM) protocol, unveiled by ...

20 October 2014

WISH fire guidance caters for ‘overlooked’ sectors


Guidance detailing what measures waste operators can take to prevent fires has been finalised by the Waste Industry Safety & Health (WISH) Forum today (October 20), after a second round of consultation with industry members. ...