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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 February 2014

Fall in vehicle fires linked to scrap price rise


By Will Date Fires started in abandoned and stolen vehicles have fallen by as much as 90% over the last decade partly due to a sharp rise in the value of scrap metal over that period, London Fire Brigade...

22 January 2014

Arrest made in Yorkshire tyre fire investigation


By Will Date North Yorkshire Police have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with the fire at a tyre recycling plant near York, which broke out late last week. The arrest follows the launch...

16 January 2014

Fire crews tackle Yorkshire waste tyre blaze


By Will Date Fire crews from across the North East are fighting a major fire at a tyre recycling facility operated by Yorkshire waste firm Newgen Recycling. 14 fire engines and around 70 fire ...

14 November 2013

Government slammed for inactivity over ELVs


By Will Date End-of-life vehicle (ELV) recyclers have called for tougher enforcement of laws around car scrappage, claiming that as many as 500,000 vehicles are being illegally scrapped in the UK every ...

29 August 2013

Shropshire man to pay 27k for waste tyre offences


A Ludlow pensioner was fined 20,000 and ordered to pay 7,284 in costs after pleading guilty to three charges of unauthorised waste activities involving waste tyres and vehicles at Telford Magistrates Court yesterday (August 28).

13 May 2013

Tyre recyclers welcome Responsible Retailer scheme


Tyre recyclers have welcomed the launch of a government-backed initiative to help ensure retailers comply with UK and European regulations on tyre disposal. The Tyre Industry Federations Responsible Retailer initiative was...

1 May 2013

Tyre recyclers call for waste site exemption review


By Michael Holder The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) is urging environment secretary Owen Patterson to tackle the high levels of malpractice associated with waste and recycling sites that are exempt ...

5 February 2013

Tyre Recovery Association welcomes Agency raids


By Will Date The trade body representing the UKs tyre recycling sector has welcomed raids by the Environment Agency at three facilities suspected of waste tyre crime. The Tyre Recovery ...

11 December 2012

Judge critical of Agency after tyre trial acquittals


A judge has criticised the Environment Agency after the owner of a Devon equestrian centre and a tyre recycling firm were cleared at Exeter Crown Court last week of dumping illegal waste. After an eight week trial costing around 2...

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