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Have you submitted your recycling returns yet?

ELV report form
Have you reached the 85% target?
The deadline for submitting your returns to show the level of recovery carried out on end of life vehicles has moved from April 1st to July 1st. So, anyone who doesn’t use a service such as CarTakeBack or Autogreen, must send in their own figures by July 1st.

Although there has been threats of prosecution for failing to report, at this point in time we are not aware of anyone having been prosecuted although we understand that there are a number in the pipeline. There is also talk about not only prosecuting those who fail to report but also those who don’t reach the 85% target. The pressure is coming from Europe which is threatening the UK government with legal action if they don’t reach the target.

This is all very well but if you read the information sent to you by the department for business, innovation and skills regarding your reporting, it is impossible to reach the 85% without the shredders giving you the recovered figure from residue for your vehicles. This makes it essential that whoever takes your shells supplies you with the figure to include on your return, otherwise you could be in trouble.

Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.