Our site is registered Authorised Treatment Facility which allow us to legally and safely dispose cars.
The disposal of end-of-life(ELV) vehicles is controlled by Government under Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (SI 282 of 2006) (pdf) because they can heavily pollute the environment. This is largely because of the hazardous materials contained in end-of-life vehicles. These include, for example, lead acid batteries, fluids including lubricating oil, coolant, brake fluid, and catalytic convertors, all of which must be disposed of safely in order to prevent pollution.
An end-of-life is a specified the vehicle which is discarded by its registered owner as waste. Vehicles normally reach the end of their useful lives, either due to age (typically around 12-14 years), or because of heavy damage following an accident or faults beyond economical repair.
An end-of-life vehicle MUST BE deposited at an authorised treatment facility(ATF). Vehicle Registration Certificate (Log Book) must be provided by registered owner. If an end-of-life vehicle is scrapped at an unauthorised facility, the owner will not be able to claim a refund of motor tax if there is more than 3 months unexpired tax left on the vehicle, will not receive a certificate of destruction (CoD) and will remain recorded as registered owner of the vehicle on the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s National Vehicle File.
An operator of an authorised end-of-life vehicle treatment facility is obliged to:
· Issue the registered owner with a certificate of destruction
· Ensure the facility is operated under an appropriate waste licence or permit
· Meet the minimum technical requirements for the storage, treatment and recovery of ELV
vehicles and the storage of components containing fluids, spare parts, etc.
· Keep records of end-of-life vehicle materials for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal and
report these records to local authorities annually.
It is an offence to fail to comply with the law on the disposal of end-of-life vehicles. In particular, it is an offence not to obey the rules concerning vehicle certificates of destruction or not to deposit at an authorised treatment facility a vehicle you intend to discard as waste.
Penalties for offences set out under the Waste Management Acts apply. On summary conviction, a fine of up to €3,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment can be imposed. For conviction on indictment, a fine of up to €15,000,000 and/or 10 years imprisonment is available to the court.