End of Life Vehicles (ELV)

Subaru End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) in Republic of Ireland
From January 2007 the new ELV law will be come into effect. For all vehicles, independent of their registration date, their take back is free of charge for the owner.*
Subaru offers you the opportunity to give your old vehicle back to one of the partners of our ELV take-back network.
All of our dismantling facilities fulfil all legal requirements and have been certified by independent experts according to the ELV law. Each of these facilities, all processes, and the documentation of all incoming and outgoing material streams will be checked by our recycling experts. The fulfilment of the strong Subaru requirements can be ensured through all of these companies.
After the handover of your old vehicle the dismantler will issue a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) which you will need for final de-registration. Subsequently the dismantler will take care of the environmentally friendly recycling and disposal of your vehicle.
* The cost free take-back is only valid under specific prerequisites.
The main prerequisites are:
  • Only for vehicles with up to 9 seats or Light Commercial Vans up to 3.5t
  • Essential parts or components are not missing
  • Vehicle doesn’t contain any non-automotive waste
  • The original vehicle papers have been handed over together with the vehicle
Here you can find the nearest Subaru ELV partner:
Brian Kelly Recovery Service/Car Salvage
Fenagh, Borris, Co Carlow
Brian Kelly
Tel: 059-9773551
Cavan Car Parts
Crimlin, Carrickaboy, Co Cavan
Victor Fagan
Tel: 049-4365405
Fax: 049-4361656
Used Metal Disposals
Monery, Crossdoney, Co. Cavan.
Felix Gormley
Tel: 049 4367980
Fax: 049 4367789
Mobile: 087 2786951
Eamon Conway Car Dismantler
Clondunnagh, Tulla, Co. Clare
Tel: 065-6833369
Eamon Conway
Barry Metal Recycling
Cleary Road, Gortroe, Youghal
Kevin Barry
Tel: 024-93136
Con Kelleher
Clondrohid, Macroom, Co Cork
Tel: 026-41818
Mobile: 026-41870
Fax: 026-41870
email: conkltd@eircom.net
Cork Metal Company
Dublin Hill, Cork
Tel: 0214-309910
Noel / David O'Sullivan
email: info@corkmetalco.ie
Southern Truck Recycling Co Ltd
Cloughleafin, Mitchelstown, Co Cork
Tel: 025-84162
Neil Barry
Pouladuff Dismantlers Ltd
Forge Hill, Pouladuff Road, Cork
Tel: 021-4311031
John Murphy
McDaid's Car Dismantlers
St. Johnston, Co. Donegal
Mr. McDaid
Tel: 074-9148211
Thorntons Recycling
Unit S3B, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12
Mr. Gary Brady
Tel: 353-16235133
email: gary@thorntons-recycling.ie
Web: www.thorntons-recycling.ie
I.A.E.S. (Industrial Agri & Engineering Salvage Ltd.)
Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin
Mr. Donald Phillips
Tel: 086-0406280
Fax: 01-8433444
email: Info@elvs.ie
Web: www.elvs.ie
Gannons City Recovery & Recycling Services Ltd
Unit 7, Rosevill Industrial Park,Turkey Avenue
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Mr. John Bergin
Tel: 353-1-8907715
email: john@gannonscityrecovery.com
Duffy Bros Salvage Ltd.
Long Mile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
Mr. Duffy
Tel: 01-4604655 or 4604763
Fax: 01-4604664
email: duffybrs@gofree.indigo.ie
Hammond Lane Metal Company Ltd.
Pigeon House Rd
Dublin 4
Mr. Joe Cochrane
Tel: 01-6675335
Fax: 01-6675345
email: info@hammondmetal.com
Summerhill Spares Ltd.
Unit 3
Malahide Road Industrial Estate
Dublin 17
Stephen Jenkins
Tel: 01-8673232
Westlink Recovery Services Ltd.
Red Cow
Naas Road
Dublin 22
P. Kinsella
Headford Road Car Dismantlers
Headford Road, Galway, Co. Galway
Mr. Oliver Lions
Tel: 091-751148
Mobile: 087-6448393
Galway Metal Co. Ltd.
Oranmore, Co Galway
Patrick Walsh
Tel: 091-794358
Fax: 091-790218
email: galwaymetal@eircom.com
Galway City Recovery Company Ltd.
Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway.
Larry Curran
Tel: 091-755616
Mongon Commercials
Cluide, Corrandulla, Co.Galway.
Michael Mongon
Tel: 091 791259
Mobile: 087 2338391
Joe Savage Ltd.
Bedford, Meen, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Tel: 068-21158
Mobile: 087-2522400
Contact: Joe Savage / Eileen Savage
Clara Cars
Clara Cars, Co Kilkenny
Tel: 056-7726289
Contact: Colman Ryan
A1 Metal Recycling
Acragar, Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Tel : 057-8624119
Contact: Tommy Ward
email: a1metalrecycling@eircom.net
Martin Byrne Car Dismantler
The Heath, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co.Laoise
Tel : 057-8646680
Bob Sweeney Auto Towing Ltd
Coolreidy, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick
Robert Sweeney
Tel: 061-377496
Mobile: 087-2564408
email: autotowing@eircom.net
John Ahern Dismantlers
Tournafulla, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Mr. John Ahern
Tel: 353-69-81171
Hegarty Metal Rycycling
Ballysimon Road, Limerick
John Hegarty
Tel: 061-418153
Mobile: 061-400242 email: info@hegartymetals.com
Tara Car Dismantlers
Gorta Cloona, Knockainey, Co. Limerick
Pat Kiely
Tel: 087-130965
Leinster Environmentals ELV
Clermont Park, Haggardstown, Dundalk, Co.Louth
Mr. James Loughran
Tel: 353-42-9323997
Mobile: 353-87-2302616
email: james@leinster-environmentals.com
Oriel Auto Specialist Ltd
Coe's Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Mr. Finbar Dillon
Tel: 042 9336819
Fax: 0429326770
Mobile: 087 2595829
Kevin McNamara
Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo
Tel: 094-9631003
Eamon Conway
Dempsey Dismantlers
Whitestream, Bonniconlon, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Tel: 096-45412
John Dempsey
BS Parts
Duleek, Co Meath
Mr Brian Smith / Gary Moyles
Tel: 041-9823587
Oristown Auto Recyclers
Oristown, Kells, Co. Meath
Mr. Pat Fitzpatrick
Tel: 353-46-9240165 or 9247858
email: oristown01@eircom.net
Sragh Car Breakers
Sragh, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan
Mr. Eugene Conlan
Tel: 353-42-9748300
Mobile: 353-86-8039529
email: eugeneconlan-sraghbreakers@hotmail.com
Condron Car Dismantlers
Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly
Contact: Liam Condron
Mobile: 085-1371267
email: condron cars@eircom.net
McCann Recovery
Edenderry, Clonmore, Co. Offaly
Mr. John McCann
Mobile: 085-1371267
Ballycumer Exports Ltd.
Ballycumber, Co. Offaly
Dennis Bracken
Tel: 057-9336146
Kevin Keenan
Clonkeen, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Kevin Keenan
Tel : 086-2522231
Emerald Salvage & Recycling Ltd
Old Dublin Road, Ballisodare, Co.Sligo
Tel : 071-9154809
Mobile : John McNulty : 086-2441770
Mobile : Willie Tighe : 087-2441770
email: emeraldsalvage@eircom.net
Erin Recyclers Ltd
Deepwater Quay, Finisklin, Sligo, Co.Sligo
Tel : 071-9153360
email: info@erin-recyclers.com
Tipperary (North)
Hennessey Engineering
Killea, Templemore, Co. Tipperary (North)
Mr. James Hennessy
Tel: 050-543014
Fax: 050-54013
Mobile: 086-2573300
email: info@hennesseyengineering.com
Donie Comerford Auto Spares
Capparoe, Nenagh, Co Tipperery
Tel: 067-25831 (ELV) 067-25224
Fax: 050-543013
Mobile: 087-8104846
email: doniecomerfordautospares@eircom.net
Tipperary (South)
Michael Bailey
Dundrum Road, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary
Michael Bailey
Tel: 052-56780
Michael Doyle
East Noan, Ballinure, Thurles, Co Tipperary
Mr. Mike Bailey
Tel: 062-52750
Mobile: 086-2576148
Maurice Lenihan
Newtown, Kilmacthomas, Co.Waterford
Maurice Lenihan
Tel: 051-294209
Mobile: 087-2702220
Fax: 051-848565
email: mauricelenihan@hotmail.com
Waterford Recycling Services
Mr. Harry Power
Mobile: 087-2723809 or 086-2723809
email: hartrans@eircom.net
Hammond Lane Metal Company Ltd.
Co. Westmeath
Tel: 09064 73366
Fax: 09064 76472
email: tonymccarth@eircom.net
Ganly Motors T/A Mullingar Recyclers
Railway Yard, Grove Street
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Joe Ganly
Tel: 044-9343755
Molloy Metal Recycling (John Molloy)
Tomgarrow, Ballycarney, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Mr. John Molloy
Tel: 053-9388886
Mobile: 086-2514265
Leon Transport & Recycling (Laurence O'Neill)
Croghan Industrial Estate
Emoclew Road
Co Wicklow
Telephone: (0402) 41691
Fax: (0402) 41692
Email: leonrecyclingltd@gmail.com
Laurence: (087) 268 68 25
Eamonn: (087) 655 61 60
Mulligan Dismantling & Savage Ltd
16 Mellows Avenue, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Martin Mulligan
Tel: 0402-29980
ELV Directive
Subaru believes that it is critical to take a pro-active role to reduce the environmental impact at every stage in the life cycle of their vehicles, development, production, use and final disposal. More efficient utilisation of resources and re-using scrap material (or using them as an energy resource) has reduced the impact on the environment due to the depletion of natural resources and the reduction in the potential pollution related to landfill.
Re-cycling is a key issue in product design in that design now takes re-cycling into consideration by using alternative materials and build techniques. One of the most positive contributions to the reduction of the overall environmental impact is automotive recycling. In Europe, automotive re-cycling is governed by the End of Vehicle Life (ELV) Directive. 
What is the ELV Directive ?
The ELV Directive seeks to prevent or limit waste and improve the re-use, re-cycling and recovery of ELVs and their components. In its broadest interpretation the Directive aims to ensure that vehicles that have reached the end of their useful life can be disposed of with the minimum environmental impact.
The ELV Directive has now been transposed into Irish law and requires all manufacturers and importers to:
  • Take back qualifying vehicles they have put on the market at the end of their useful life ensuring that they are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Ban the use of hazardous materials (for new cars from 3rd November 2003 excluding some parts where it is essential for use) such as Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Hexavalent Chromium.
  • To meet the re-cycling and recovery targets of 85 percent by weight in 2006 (including a maximum of 5% energy recovery) and from 2015 a re-cycling and recovery target of 95% (including a maximum of 10% energy) recovery is proposed.
The de-pollution process:
When a vehicle has reached the end of its useful life and is presented at one of our contracted sites it will be de-polluted as follows.
  • The draining of all fluids and gases
  • The removal of the battery, wheels and tyres
  • The neutralisation (activation) of the air bags
  • NB: Any saleable parts will be removed and sold.
The vehicle will then be crushed and then transferred to a site where it will be shredded into tiny pieces. Separation techniques are used to recover metallics, for re-cycling new ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
The remaining material known as shredder residue can be further treated and sorted for the recovery of glass and other materials, which are then used in an increasing number of applications such as an aggregate for road building.
Dismantling information:
To facilitate the process of de-pollution and dismantling, Subaru has (since January 1999) collaborated with other carmakers to develop an information database called the International Dismantling Information System (IDIS).
IDIS contains data on the material composition of vehicle components, on the draining of fluids, the handling of pyrotechnic components and details of any special tools needed. IDIS information is updated three times per year and is now web based. For further information please visit ww.idis2.com