ELVs and Tyres Friday 10 July 2020
9 July 2020

Drop in demand hitting specialist plastic recyclers

Recyclers of plastic from end of life vehicles (ELVs) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) across Europe have been “severely impacted” by the coronavirus outbreak, according to two recycling bodies.  


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.


1 July 2020

EPA says Ireland has met 2018 ELV targets


Ireland achieved its end-of-life vehicle (ELV) reuse and recycling targets in 2018 for the first time since the goals were increased in 2015, recently published figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest. More ...

16 April 2020

Action plan targets aluminium recycling


Industry association European Aluminium has launched its Circular Aluminium Action Plan, aimed at ensuring

31 March 2020

Defra surveys councils’ PPE provision


A survey launched by Defra into the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) by councils for waste sector employees ends by close of play today (31 March). With PPE of particular importance during the coronavirus pandemic...

27 March 2020

CARS and metals event postponed to November


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and Metals Recycling Event (MRE) have been postponed until November. 

10 March 2020

Scrap dealer fined over ‘illegal car breakers yard’


A scrap dealer has been ordered to pay more than £400,000 for running an “illegal car breakers yard” for six years at Westonzoyland in Somerset. According to the Environment Agency, Wayne Hillard, 42, made £1.3 million by ...

3 March 2020

Charles Trent to build ELV facility in Poole


Dorset-based vehicle recycling company Charles Trent has received planning permission for a £7.5 million 100,000 square foot factory in Poole. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2021, the construction of the factory will see ...

25 February 2020

BMRA to begin shredder residue testing


EXCLUSIVE: More than £370,000 has been raised by members of the British Metals Recycling Association to fund the testing of metal shredder residues (MSR) “to determine whether it is hazardous”. This comes after a call for...

27 January 2020

Recycler applies to clear 40,000 square foot of tyres


New Recycling has applied for a permit to clear the 40,000 square foot of tyres it inherited from a previous operator of a site it acquired in Tring, Hertfordshire. The company, which founded in 2013 and registered in north London...

19 December 2019

ELV firm fined for ‘unauthorised operation’


Hampshire-based End of Life Vehicle recycler, Christopher Ball & Son, has been fined £3,600 and ordered to pay a further £30,000 in costs for “conducting unauthorised operations on a Site of Special Scientific ...