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Treating & recycling waste vehicles

Treating & recycling waste vehicles

These vehicles must be depolluted before you can recycle them. De-pollution involves the safe removal of potentially dangerous components, including batteries and hydraulic fluids.

What you must do

Check if you need an approval, permit or licence

You can only carry out work on end-of-life vehicles if you are a licensed authorised treatment facility (ATF).

If you carry out work on end-of-life vehicles, you must have a waste management licence. You must also comply with your waste responsibilities.

Further information on treating and recycling waste vehicles

Guidance for sites that accept waste motor vehicles

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Permits

NIEA - Apply online

SEPA - Application forms