Approximately 1.6 -2 million End-Of-Life vehicles (ELV) are being disposed of in the UK each year. Waste sites must follow specific regulations to limit the impact disposing of ELVs can have on the environment. As well as following strict guidelines, ELV disposal services also have a duty of care and must dispose of hazardous waste in a certain way.

We look at the End-of-Life registration service and tell you everything you need to know to dispose of your vehicle in the best possible way.

The ELV Service

So what are the End of life Vehicle Regulations UK ?

Introduced in 2003, the End-Of-Life Vehicle Registration now requires vehicles to be taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (AFT) in a bid to reduce the amount of pollution from vehicles when they are scrapped, as well as reducing the amount of hazardous material used, increasing the use of recycled material in the production of vehicles.

ELV – stands for ‘End of Life Vehicle’ Regulations.

The directive set standards for sites that store and treat ELVs, including minimum infrastructure requirements designed to minimise pollution, and set out the dismantling process to promote recycling.

What is an ELV?

An ELV is a vehicle classed as waste, waste is something that is discarded, needs to be disposed of or is intended to be discarded, including metal sent for recycling or reuse.

There are two broad categories of ELV vehicles:
1. Quite new cars that have prematurely become ELV’s due to accident.
2. ELV’s that have reached the end of their life naturally, technically or economically.

The legislation for ELVs applies to all cars and vans. However, vintage vehicles are not covered within the law’s scope. Such vehicles include historic vehicles or vehicles of value to collectors or motors that are intended for museums – all kept in a sound manner both proper and environmentally, ready for use of stripped for parts.

Bradford Waste Traders De-Pollution Service
Operating out of Newgate Works’ fully registered and licensed AFT, Bradford Waste Traders’ de-pollution service environmentally destroys vehicles by; removing all oils, fuels and fluids as well as air bags, air conditioning gases, batteries, mercury switches and tyres.
With the capacity to de-pollute 200 cars a week, BWT offers vehicle collection complete with de-pollution service to all clients. Within 24 hours the DVLA will be notified of the ELV’s disposal and a Certificate of Destruction (COD) will be issue ensuring that the law is complied with.
Our site has the capacity to de-pollute over 200 cars a week and can offer a complete vehicle collection and de-pollution service to our clients. We will notify the DVLA within 24 hours that the vehicle has been disposed of and issue a Certificate of Destruction (COD), ensuring that you comply with the law.