End of life vehicles

What exactly is an end-of-life vehicle and does it concern you?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are responsible for meeting targets under EU waste legislation that include the responsible recycling and reuse of end-of-life vehicles including batteries, tyres, oil, electrical wire and glass etc ensuring that proper depollution measures are carried out for a cleaner, greener future.

What is an End-of-Life Vehicle?

Car and vans that are no longer fit for purpose, classed as waste and weighing less than 3.5 ton

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ELV treatment process

Now that we have determined that your vehicle is an ELV what happens next?  Simple. Bring it to us and we will do the rest with no hassle to you whatsoever.

We are an ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) and are licenced by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and local council to safely depollute your vehicle and issue you with a certificate of destruction deeming the vehicle no longer liable for road tax.

The depollution process involves the safe removal of hazardous materials such as all fluids including oil, diesel, petrol, batteries that have acid and other explosive components such as airbags.

Recycling is a very important part of the ELV process allowing the reuse of some parts including body parts, lights, tyres, catalytic converters.

Once all the vehicle is stripped of hazardous materials and the reusable parts have been removed, the remaining metal shell of the vehicle is now ready to be shredded at our metal recycling section. Here it will be sorted into ferrous and non-ferrous metal which will be sold and melted into new products. The non-metallic shredded material undergoes further treatment.