End of Life Vehicles
End of life Vehicles
Government regulations coming into effect on 1 January 2007 will see car owners entitled to "free take-back" of their old vehicles, known as End of Life Vehicles (ELVs).Car manufacturers have established new national networks of existing facilities that will accept their own brands, when those vehicles reach the end of their lives.
The UK currently scraps around two million cars and vans each year and these new "producer responsibility" regulations are good news for both the environment and car owners, who will no longer need to pay to dispose of their vehicles.
Services Providers Website
Manufacturers of the vast majority of vehicles on the UK's roads have made their network arrangements with one of two service providers, as follows:
BMW, Daihatsu, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daewoo, Dodge, Ferrari, Honda, Isuzu, Jeep, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi Canter, Porsche, Saab, SMART, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota/Lexus and Vauxhall go to http://www.autogreen.org
Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, Austin, Bentley, Bugatti, Citroen, Dacia, DAF, Datsun, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Hillman, Humber, Hyundai, Iveco, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, LDV, Leyland, Leyland DAF, Lotus, Matra, Mazda, MG, MG X-Power, Mitsubishi, Morris, Nissan, Perodua, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Renault Trucks, Riley, Rover, Seat, Simca, Singer, Skoda, Sunbeam, Talbot, Tata, Tatra, Triumph, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial, Volvo and Wolseley go to http://www.cartakeback.com
The regulations apply to cars and goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes.
For vehicles not produced by any of the above manufacturers, contact the relevant manufacturer or official importer directly to find out details of their arrangements to provide the same service.
Owners who take their vehicle to the designated facilities can be assured of free take-back at a minimum provided the vehicle is largely complete, including engine/gearbox, bodywork, wheels and catalytic converter (where fitted from new) and additional waste has not been added.
If a vehicle is more than 30 miles from the nearest facility in the manufacturer's network, it will be eligible for collection free of charge. Further details are available through the relevant Service Provider or directly from the manufacturer.
This is new government legislation, for further information on this topic please contact the Department of Trade and Industry 020 7215 5000
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 000