For End of Life Vehicles (ELV’s)

Vehicles which are discarded or which are deemed no longer useful due to damage caused by a collision or because of age are categorised as End of Life Vehicle (ELV). The vehicles registered owner is legally responsible for ensuring correct disposal by bringing an End-of-life vehicle to an authorised treatment facility (ATF) where the vehicle will be disposed of correctly and safely. By bringing ELVs to an ATF ensures that vehicles are dismantled correctly and that all hazardous material is removed safely prior to the vehicle being crushed or shredded. The process also ensures that the vehicle is recorded as an end-of-life vehicle on the National Vehicle & Driver File (NVDF), which is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. This ensures that no further transactions, such as a change of ownership, can be processed against the vehicle and that the vehicle owner will no longer be liable for motor tax in respect of the vehicle.

This service is provided free of charge by authorised ATFs. The permitting regime for ATFs is overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or the local authorities. Local Authorities can provide an up to date listing of all ATFs operating in their functional areas. When a vehicle owner deposits a vehicle at an ATF, the ATF will issue a Certificate of Destruction against that vehicle. This is an important document and should be retained by the owner.

Click here for a list of ATFs.

Tyre producer responsibility initiative

The Waste Management Tyre Regulations apply to all farmers once the first movement of waste tyres onto or from their farm occurs; after which, farmers using waste tyres to anchor a silage pit must register with the approved body – Circol ELT. Click here for more information

Once registered, farmers are entitled to store up to a maximum of eight tyres/m² of their silage pit’s floor area. Farmers are prohibited from storing other waste tyres on their farm, other than the temporary storage of tyres related to their business.

Registered farmers must inform Circol ELT of all tyre movements onto or off their farm. All waste tyres removed off the farm must be collected by authorised waste tyre collectors.

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