Essential information for end of life vehicle dismantling, depollution and recycling

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DEFRA – ELV recycling targets extended

ATF Professional received confirmation from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) that the deadline for end-of-life vehicle recycling targets has been extended to 1st September rather than the usual 1st July.


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Defra said that ‘this provides more time for metal recyclers and vehicle dismantlers to assemble the required information, including from third parties.’

In the End of life vehicles (ELVs): guidance for waste sites, under meeting recycling and recovery targets, the recycling and recovery target for ELVs is 95%.

It states that the ‘Vehicle manufacturers and importers must meet recycling targets for ELVs. They set up a network where organisations take back their particular make of vehicles at end of life. If an ELV is returned via this scheme, there is no charge to the last owner. If you operate within a network, take-back obligations are met by vehicle manufacturers and importers.

If you operate outside of a network, you must meet recycling targets yourself. If you do this, you do not have to offer free take-back. It will be a private arrangement. You must:

  • complete the pre-populated annual form with the recycling rates you achieved
  • send it to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) by 1st July each year (this year, the targets are due by 1st September).

For further information, contact Defra on 03459 33 55 77 or email or click on the link to find more information on ELV producer registration.

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