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The End of Life Vehicles ELV Directive  aims to reduce the amount of waste produced from vehicles when they are scrapped. Around two million vehicles reach the end of their life in the UK each year. These vehicles are classed as hazardous waste until they have been fully treated. The directive requires ELV treatment sites to meet stricter environmental standards. The last owner of a vehicle must be issued with a Certificate of Destruction for their vehicle and they must be able to dispose of their vehicle free of charge. Vehicle manufacturers and importers must cover all or most of the cost of the free take-back system. It also sets higher reuse, recycling and recovery targets and limits the use of hazardous substances in both new vehicles and replacement vehicle parts.

 

The hazardous waste regulations apply to end-of-life vehicles and affect how they should be handled and dealt with when they are processed. Many of the directive's requirements apply to producers of new vehicles. Authorized Treatment Facilities (ATFs) are permitted facilities accepting waste motor vehicles, and are able to comply with the requirements of the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) and Environmental Permitting regulations. Unlike RoHS, WEEE and REACH, the ELV directive is specific to automotive engineering. The ELV (end of life vehicle) directive is similar to the RoHS and WEEE compliance schemes, in that it was an EU directive designed to restrict the amount of hazardous materials reaching the environment. This was achieved in two ways: by restricting the substances used in the manufacture of new vehicles and their components, and by environmentally aware recycling methods.



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Not being a Brit I, obviously, do not know a lot about this.  While it sounds great, at first blush, it seems like government regulation gone awry with a closer look

 

I give my car to the ELV permitted recycler.  They give me a certificate.  I end up with a piece of paper and they have a parts car.  Sounds like a good deal for them, and a bad deal for me?



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The last owner of a vehicle must be issued with a Certificate of Destruction for their vehicle and they must be able to dispose of their vehicle free of charge. Vehicle manufacturers and importers must cover all or most of the cost of the free take-back system. It also sets higher reuse, recycling and recovery targets and limits the use of hazardous substances in both new vehicles and replacement vehicle parts.

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