ELVs and Tyres Wednesday 21 August 2019
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 ...


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.


15 March 2018

Suspended sentence for illegal ELV-site operator


The owner of an Exeter scrapyard has been given a suspended prison sentence for operating a vehicle dismantling business, and claiming the end of Life (ELV) vehicles were for resale. Max Newbery ran the scrapyard, located at ...

2 February 2018

CARS and MRE event moves to Stoneleigh


Europe’s leading event dedicated to recyclers of scrap metal and end of life vehicles has moved to the NAEC, Stoneleigh, in the West Midlands. The Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS), sponsored by software provider Hollander ...

29 January 2018

‘Hard work ahead’ for ELV rates despite targets success


Following the release of figures which showed that the UK surpassed the 95% target rate for End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) last week, the work of the industry has been praised but there are warnings of a more challenging climate going forward...

24 January 2018

UK exceeds 2015 end of life vehicle recycling target


EXCLUSIVE: The UK has seen a jump of more than 6% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery performance, meaning that it has met the 95% target set by the European Union for 2015. The latest figures, just published ...

4 January 2018

Vehicle Recyclers Association launched out of MVDA


The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association of Great Britain (MVDA) has marked the start of 2018 with a name change to “reflect the evolving nature of the industry”. The association will now be known as the Vehicle Recyclers’ ...

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...

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 ...

ELVs pile 26 June 2017

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 ...