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Recycling your Ford

Recycling your Ford

When your Ford comes to the end of its life an approved treatment facility will accept it free of charge when delivered to one of the appointed vehicle recycling facilities. We are working in partnership with ELVES (End of Life Vehicles) to provide this service, in strict accordance with the ELV regulations and accompanying Directives.

The End of Life Vehicles Directive

Introduced in 2007, the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (2000/53/EC) requires manufacturers to meet all or a significant part of the cost of processing End-of-Life vehicles with nil or negative market value for all vehicles of their brand(s). Manufacturers and their contracted partners must also reach strict reuse, recovery and recycling targets – 85% of vehicle weight as of 2006 and 95% from 2015.

About Elves

ELVES’ mission is to improve the processing of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) in Ireland.

ELV Environmental Services CLG was established in 2014 representing all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and has been approved under the European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 be the new compliance scheme for the vehicle sector.

ELVES will promote, on behalf of its members, a network of public drop off points (also known as authorised treatment facilities, ATFs or scrapyards) that provide free ELV take back to the public.

Through effective promotion, monitoring and data collection across its network, ELVES will enable its members - vehicle manufacturers, importers and authorised treatment facilities – to meet their responsibilities the Regulations for the sector.

To find out where your nearest treatment facility is visit www.elves.ie