ELVs and Tyres Saturday 20 January 2018
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’ ...


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.


24 February 2016

EA and Gloucestershire police raid ELV waste site


Environment Agency and Gloucestershire police officers raided an “unpermitted” waste site in the Forest of Dean yesterday (February 23) as part of a crackdown on illegal waste activities. The unannounced visit was carried ...

4 February 2016

Car recycling scheme launched for UK’s ‘orphan’ ELVs


A new scheme to aid the capture of ‘orphan vehicles’ for recycling was launched by the British automotive industry yesterday (February 2). Under the EU’s End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive, when cars and vans weighing ...

2 February 2016

Scotland tightens waste tyre licensing rules


The Scottish Government is tightening up its licensing rules on the storage and disposal of waste tyres, in a bid to clamp down on illegal operators. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) ...

6 October 2015

Tyre recyclers hit out at Agency fire guidance


The Environment Agency’s failure to listen to tyre recyclers on stack sizes could inadvertently increase the risk of fires on waste sites. This was the message from the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) today as it urged the ...

13 August 2015

Landowner vigilance urged over illegal waste


Slick organised criminals are targeting ‘isolated’ landowners in order to dump huge quantities of illegal waste, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has warned. The association argued that many criminal ringleaders...

29 July 2015

News in brief


With news on: Plastic bag increase; Cromwell awarded Enfield contract; Tyre recycler awarded PAS 107 certificate; WRL Glass Media expands exports, and; Bournemouth moves waste software system online  

6 July 2015

ELV recycling rate nears 89%


The recycling and recovery rate for end-of-life vehicles edged up 0.8% in 2013 to 88.9% (2012: 88.1%) according to figures being submitted to the European Union by the UK government. With a legal target of 95% reuse/recycling/...

10 April 2015

Recycling Lives hit by scrap fire at Preston site


Lancashire-based WEEE and metal recycling firm Recycling Lives has suffered a major fire overnight at its scrap metal site at Longridge Road, Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the site before 21:40 ...

9 March 2015

Plant and technology news round-up 09/03/15


With news on a Cross WRAP bale opener for SRF; swissRTec delamination milling machine for shredder residue; slow speed Doppstadt shredder; KME container sort line; and, Lexus plastics recycling technology grant. ...

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