ELVs and Tyres Wednesday 1 April 2020
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. 


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 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 ...

5 December 2019

Commission issues ELV Review update


An online consultation launched in August on the European Commission’s current end-of-life vehicle (ELV) legislation drew 127 contributions from the industry. Each will now be considered as the Commission seeks to improve its ...

17 September 2019

UK misses ELV targets despite rate increase


EXCLUSIVE: The UK recorded a 1.9% increase in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2017, but remains short of meeting EU targets for the second consecutive year. Newly-released European Commission data ...

12 August 2019

EU opens ELV directive review


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on its current end-of-life (ELV) vehicle legislation. It is asking for feedback on Directive 2000/53/EC which manages the impact ELVs can have upon the environment and ...

30 April 2019

MBA Polymers acquires automotive plastics recycler


Plastics reprocessor MBA Polymers UK has today (30 April) announced the acquisition of Dover-based automotive plastics recycler, PPR Wipag. Formed in 1995, PPR Wipag specialises in the processing of post-industrial plastics from ...