ELVs and Tyres Friday 24 November 2017
10 August 2017

Man dies after West Midlands ELV plant fire

A man in his 50s has died following a fire at a gasification and ‘advanced recycling’ facility for material from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), run as part of a joint venture between EMR and Chinook Sciences. The incident at the...


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.


10 August 2017

SEPA announces partnership to tackle waste tyres


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced a partnership with Entrepreneurial Scotland, to encourage businesses to find ‘environmental’ solutions for using waste tyres. According to the Agency, around 100 ...

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 ...

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Car industry calls for tighter regulation on ELVs


The car industry has called upon the government to increase the enforcement of regulations around the recycling of end of life vehicles (ELVs), after claiming that many cars are being recycled through non-compliant routes. The ...

7 December 2016

Fine issued following SEPA waste tyre storage investigation


A businessman has been fined £34,000 for offences relating to the storage of waste tyres at five sites across Scotland. James McHale, who had been trading under the business name ‘McIntyres’, was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff...

1 December 2016

Waste trade bodies join forces over fire guidance


A number of waste trade associations have joined together to lobby the Environment Agency over the latest version of its Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance. The Wood Recyclers Association, the Tyre Recovery Association, the ...

2 August 2016

MVDA chair calls for action over illegal waste sites


Chairman of the Motor Vehicle and Dismantling Association (MVDA) Duncan Wemyss has called for more funding for the Environment Agency to tackle illegal waste sites. Delivering his chairman’s report at the MVDA annual general ...

13 July 2016

Fire services tackle Port Talbot tyre recycling site blaze


A fire at a tyre recycling site in Port Talbot has burned throughout the night and is being contained by the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Fire officers were called to the site at 10.55pm on Tuesday evening (12 ...

11 July 2016

Metals and CARS events loom at Donington Park


Donington Park race circuit near Derby is the venue this week for the first ever Metals Recycling Event, which will feature both a conference and exhibition with free pre-registration still available.

20 June 2016

Dorset scrapyard fire destroys 200 cars


A fire destroyed around 200 vehicles at Charles Trent scrapyard in Poole, Dorset, on Friday night (17 June). The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that it was called to the site, just off the Ringwood ...