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End-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are motor vehicles that are classified as waste.
Waste is anything that you discard, intend to discard or are required to discard. This includes any material sent for recycling or reuse.
The components and materials removed from ELVs, for example batteries, engine oil and other fluids and metal, are also waste.
ELV legislation aims to reduce the amount of waste produced from vehicles when they are scrapped, and ensure that storing and treating ELVs does not harm the environment.
ELV legislation applies to cars and vans, and the treatment requirements apply to all waste motor vehicles, including:
Vintage vehicles do not fall within the scope of the ELV legislation. These are vehicles kept in a proper and environmentally sound manner, either ready for use or stripped into parts. Vintage vehicles can include:
The ELV legislation does not cover ships, trains or planes.
For further details about complying with ELV requirements, you can download guidance on ELV regulations from the Defra website.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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