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End of Life

End of Life FOR YOUR VEHICLE - an important decision

When you come to scrap your vehicle, you will want to know that is it being disposed of in the correct way.

At Byrnes Car Dismantlers, we ensure that any vehicle we dispose of is of no threat to human life and will cause no environmental damage. This guarantee is backed up by legislation

The Legal Position

The work we do at Byrnes Car Dismantlers is governed by The Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations, 2006 .

This legislation came into operation from the 1st of January 2007 and transposed EU Directive 2000/53/EC into Irish Law.

The objective of this law is to ensure that all end-of-life vehicles are de-polluted and broken up in  such a way so as not to threaten the  environment or damage human health.

What does the term End-of-Life Vehicle actually mean?

An end-of-life vehicle or an  (ELV) is a car or a small  commercial vehicle that is no longer required by its owner and has come to the end of it life and wants to dispose of it.

End of Life Vehicle

There are two main areas with  ELV’s:

    • Firstly Natural 
    • Secondly, Premature.

So, what are the differences.

The Natural ELV has just simply come to an end due of it natural life cycle. As a rough estimate these vehicles are normally about 10 years old

A premature  ELV  is not worth repairing and in some cases the cost of the repair can work out more expensive that the value of the vehicle.


Please note that as of the 1st January 2007,  people wishing to dispose of end-of-life vehicles must do so at a licensed Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).

Byrne Car Dismatlers is a  licensed Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)

Something else you must check out for,  all  ATF’s have to have a waste license or waste facility permit