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.


5 February 2013

Tyre Recovery Association welcomes Agency raids


By Will Date The trade body representing the UKs tyre recycling sector has welcomed raids by the Environment Agency at three facilities suspected of waste tyre crime. The Tyre Recovery ...

11 December 2012

Judge critical of Agency after tyre trial acquittals


A judge has criticised the Environment Agency after the owner of a Devon equestrian centre and a tyre recycling firm were cleared at Exeter Crown Court last week of dumping illegal waste. After an eight week trial costing around 2...

7 August 2012

Agency decision due in weeks on shredder residues


By Will Date The government looks set to approve an approach in the coming weeks that will help end of life vehicle (ELV) recyclers to meet the 95% vehicle recovery target, set to come into effect in 2015...

29 May 2012

Government urged to clamp down on illegal ELV sites


By Will Date The chair of the trade association for vehicle recyclers has called on the government to step up its efforts to tackle non-compliant ELV sites, following a spate of prosecutions of ATF ...

31 January 2012

Tyre exporter fined for illegal storage


A Chesterfield man has received a suspended prison sentence after illegally storing thousands of tyres and transporting some of them to Vietnam. Documentation found by the Environment Agencyshowed that the company was ...

4 January 2012

UK further behind ELV targets than assumed


By Will Date The UK could be further behind meeting European End-of-Life vehicle recycling targets than previously thought, after the government revised ELV recovery guidance relating to residual fuels in...

26 August 2011

BIS vows to get tough as UK misses ELV target again


By Nick Mann BIS has warned it may take enforcement action against poor-performing vehicle dismantlers, after figures showed the UK failed to reach the European target for it to recycle, recover...

11 August 2011

Sims in post-shredder progress towards ELV goals


By Nick Mann Metals giant Sims has unveiled a significant investment in post-shredder technology which, it claims, will help vehicle dismantlers to meet European end-of-life vehicle recycling targets.