ELVs and Tyres Tuesday 23 July 2019
16 January 2019

ELV recycling and recovery target missed after rate drop

EXCLUSIVE: The UK saw a drop of 4.7% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2016, meaning it missed the statutory 95% EU target for the year. The latest data published by the EU statistics agency Eurostat...


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 March 2016

WEEE & ELV policy transfers from BIS to Defra


Business Secretary Sajid Javid and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss have agreed that the Environmental Regulation team will transfer from BIS to Defra, under changes that will come into effect on 1 April. The ...

23 March 2016

ELV recyclers challenged over metal quality


The metal recycling industry needs to improve the quality of its raw scrap material to get better prices and to contribute more to the circular economy. This was the message on scrap quality to delegates at last week’s

21 March 2016

Scrap markets on Metals Recycling Event agenda


The Conference programme for the upcoming CARS show and Metals Recycling Event has grown, with speakers to address issues including scrap export markets and the circular economy. CARS – the Complete Auto Recycling & ...

3 March 2016

Lead acid battery collections decline ahead of ‘portable’ shift


The volume of lead acid batteries collected by battery compliance schemes in the final months of 2015  declined compared to previous quarters, ahead of a change in rules over which batteries can be classed as ‘portable’.

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...