Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Every year, around 2 million vehicles in the UK become waste. Collecting, storing, treating and disposing of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) can pollute the environment.
Legislation to limit the impact of ELVs on the environment aims to:
This guide covers the environmental legislation that deals with ELVs, which vehicles it applies to and what vehicle manufacturers should do. It explains how to dispose of vehicles after you own them or if you accept waste vehicles at your site.
End-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are motor vehicles that are classified as waste.
Read about how vehicles become classed as waste
If your business manufactures or imports cars and vans under 3.5 tonnes, you have a number of responsibilities
Find out what you need to do when you send an end-of-life vehicle (ELV) for dismantling or disposal
This page provides links to key pieces of environmental legislation relating to end-of-life vehicles
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.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
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