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Vehicles (End of Life)

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what obligation an owner of an unviable motor vehicle, who wants to dispose of it, is under to take it to an authorised disposal facility. (101372)

An owner of an unviable motor vehicle wishing to discard it is required by the End of Life Vehicles Regulations 2003 to take it to an authorised treatment facility, or to an agent who will do this on their behalf.

The End of Life Vehicle Regulations 2003 transpose part of the End of Life Vehicles Directive and require sites that keep or treat end-of-life vehicles to meet minimum standards to avoid pollution to the environment or harm to human health. Such authorised treatment facilities must be in possession of a waste management licence and are regulated in England and Wales by the Environment Agency.