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End of Life Vehicles (ELVs)

​Compliance Scheme for the ELV Sector

One of the key recommendations of the PRI Review in relation to ELV’s was the establishment of a compliance scheme for the sector in order to reduce the administrative burden of producer responsibility and to utilise producer funding to encourage ELV reuse, recycling and recovery. To that end, new regulations allowing for the establishment of a compliance scheme approach for the sector were introduced in November 2016 and a new compliance scheme representing producers, End-of-Life Vehicle Environmental Services (ELVES) CLG, was established with effect from 1 January 2017.

The compliance scheme’s website http://www.elves.ie is a useful guide to all matters relevant to the ELV sector.

Legislation (End-of-Life Vehicles)

Prescribed targets for reuse / recovery and reuse / recycling of end-of-life vehicles are contained in Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on End-of-Life Vehicles.


The chief regulations governing the ELV Sector in Ireland are the European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 as amended. These regulations place specific obligations on vehicle owners, producers and authorised treatment facilties relating to the deposit, treatment and disposal of end-of-life vehicles.
Links to the ELV Directive and the relevant ELV Regulations are provided hereunder.
· Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on End-of-Life Vehicles
· SI 281 of 2014 - European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014
· SI 566 of 2016 - European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2016