ELVs and Tyres Friday 6 December 2019
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 ...


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.


S Norton 22 June 2018

CarTakeBack hits five million milestone


CarTakeBack.com has reached the milestone of over five million Certificates of Destruction issued across its national network of authorised treatment facilities, writes Sarah Horton. This means that CarTakeBack has ...

31 May 2018

Merger talks between ELV firms underway


Three major operators in the end of life vehicle recycling sector are in talks over a potential merger by the end of 2018. Car Transplants, Motorhog and DH Systems are in discussions about the merger to “combine their strengths...

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 ...