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.


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 ...

4 May 2016

Herefordshire man fined for illegal ELV site


A Herefordshire man who has pleaded guilty to a waste offence has been ordered to pay £5,400 at Hereford Magistrates’ Court. At the hearing on 22 April 2016, according to the Environment Agency, Miroslav Stoyanov pleaded ...

11 April 2016

Norfolk ELV site hit by ‘serious’ fire


Fire crews have tackled a ‘serious’ fire at a scrap yard and end of life vehicle (ELV) treatment site in Seething, Norfolk, which broke out late last night (10 April). Around 70 firefighters from Norfolk and Suffolk Fire and ...

30 March 2016

New waste tyre regulations in effect for Scottish operators


New waste tyre licensing rules are in effect in Scotland from today (30 March) in a bid to clamp down on illegal operators in the sector. Under the new regulations, operators who store or process waste tyres will ...