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End of Life Vehicles

Details of the end-of-life vehicle scheme, including the location of the authorised treatment facility in Co. Wicklow.

The Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 came into effect on 8 June 2006. The Regulations place obligations on producers, ie vehicle manufacturers and professional vehicle importers, to establish national collection systems for the collection, storage and treatment of end-of-life vehicles and to achieve new recovery and recycling targets.

Each producer’s national collection system is required to have at least one authorised treatment facility (ATF) in every city and county council area that will provide free take-back of vehicles of that producer’s brand or for which that producer has responsibility.

Typically, an end-of-life vehicle is a passenger car or light commercial van that the registered owner wishes to dispose of as waste. Owners of intact end-of-life cars and vans can deposit them free of charge at an ATF. They will then be issued with a Certificate Of Destruction (COD). Only vehicles that were first registered in Ireland on or after 1 July 2002 will be accepted free of charge. Please find below full details of ATFs in Co. Wicklow.

The Regulations also introduce new environmental standards to ensure that when an end-of-life vehicle is deposited at an ATF, as much material as possible is recovered and recycled and that it takes place in a way that is not harmful to the environment. New environmental standards were put in place in relation to the storage and treatment of end-of-life vehicles at these facilities.

The ATF in Co. Wicklow is located at:

Leon Recycling
Croghan Industrial Estate
Co. Wicklow