End-of-Life Vehicles

The European Union (End of Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (SI No 281 of 2014) came into effect on 30 July 2014. These regulations ensure that when a car is scrapped, as much material as possible is recovered and recycled. This takes place in a way that does not harm the environment

What is an End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV)?

Typically, an end-of-life vehicle will be an intact passenger car or a light commercial van that the registered owner wishes to dispose of as waste.

Producer Responsibility

The Regulations require producers (i.e. importers and manufacturers of vehicles) to nominate free take-back centres to be known as Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATF) where the public can bring an end-of-life vehicle for final treatment. The public are obliged to use these facilities to dispose of their vehicles. The vehicles are depolluted and dismantled in a manner that avoids environmental pollution and the steel, plastic, glass, tyres etc. are recovered for recycling or re-use.

From the 1st January 2007 onwards owners and operators of ATF’s must issue a certificate of destruction to the registered owner of the ELV.

Disposing Of Your End-of-Life Vehicle

There are no Approved Treatment Facilities (A.T.F.'s) for the disposal of vehicles within the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown administrative area. However, the following are links to A.T.F.’s located in the other Dublin Local Authority areas that do accept End of Life Vehicles:





Alternatively, the Council also  provides a vehicle removal service for privately registered cars, free of charge. Please visit our Vehicle Removal page for more information.

Car Owner Responsibility

Where the registered owner of a specified vehicle intends to discard of that vehicle as waste, they are required to deposit that vehicle at an ATF for disposal. Vehicles brought to ATFs for disposal should contain all essential components, and not have any additional waste included in them.