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End of Life BMW Vehicles

The End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive is a directive of the European Union.

ELV aims as outlined by the European Commission are:

  • to make vehicle dismantling and recycling more environmentally friendly
  • to set clear quantified targets for re-use, recycling and recovery of vehicles and their components
  • to push producers to manufacture new vehicles also with a view to their recyclability

The directive aims to reduce the amount of waste from scrap vehicles, clean and de-pollute vehicle materials and to promote the recycling of these materials. The European target states that 80% of materials used in vehicle manufacturing  should be recycled or re-used, this is set to rise to 85% by 2015.

In the UK from 2007 this directive was extended to regulate the treatment requirements for all motor vehicles that were considered waste. Each year in the UK about two million vehicles reach the end of their life for a variety of reasons. These vehicles are classified as hazardous waste until treated.

What does that mean to you?

If your BMW vehicle is no longer being driven and is no longer wanted, as the last owner of the vehicle you have a responsibility to dispose of the vehicle in a safe way and in accordance to with the ELV directive.

Where do we come in?

KENT Breakers offer a collection & disposal service of ANY BMW car, it doesn't matter what condition it's in. It may have been written off, a non-runner, dumped or abandoned or has quite simply reached its end of life. Please call us for a 'collection quote'.

Once your vehicle is at our site you will then be issued with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) for your vehicle. When this has been issued you are no longer responsible for the vehicle and we will deal with everything else.

For more details or to arrange a collection of an ELV please call us on 01233 713447.

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