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.


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. ...

2 March 2015

Tyre recycling firm director jailed for waste crimes


A former tyre recycling company director has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and his company fined a total of £195,000 after illegally depositing and storing around 114,000 tyres at a site in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. ...

5 January 2015

Tyre protocol set to clarify end of waste status


An updated quality protocol to establish end of waste criteria for tyres has been launched ahead of increased recycling targets for the ELV sector this year. The updated Tyre-Derived Rubber Materials (TDRM) protocol, unveiled by ...

20 October 2014

WISH fire guidance caters for ‘overlooked’ sectors


Guidance detailing what measures waste operators can take to prevent fires has been finalised by the Waste Industry Safety & Health (WISH) Forum today (October 20), after a second round of consultation with industry members. ...

3 September 2014

News in brief


Norse secures Norfolk collection contract Norse Waste Solutions has agreed a four year service level agreement with Norfolk county council which will see it collect waste and recyclables from across its estate ...

27 August 2014

Lead acid battery slowdown continues in 2014 Q2


The proportion of lead acid batteries that are being used to meet waste portable battery recycling targets has continued its decline in the second quarter of 2014, figures published by the Environment Agency last week show. The