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
Cavan Car Parts
Crimlin, Carrickaboy, Co Cavan
Used Metal Disposals
Monery, Crossdoney, Co. Cavan.
Tel: 049 4367980
Fax: 049 4367789
Mobile: 087 2786951
Eamon Conway Car Dismantler
Clondunnagh, Tulla, Co. Clare
Barry Metal Recycling
Cleary Road, Gortroe, Youghal
Clondrohid, Macroom, Co Cork
Cork Metal Company
Dublin Hill, Cork
Noel / David O'Sullivan
Southern Truck Recycling Co Ltd
Cloughleafin, Mitchelstown, Co Cork
Pouladuff Dismantlers Ltd
Forge Hill, Pouladuff Road, Cork
McDaid's Car Dismantlers
St. Johnston, Co. Donegal
Unit S3B, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12
Mr. Gary Brady
I.A.E.S. (Industrial Agri & Engineering Salvage Ltd.)
Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin
Mr. Donald Phillips
Gannons City Recovery & Recycling Services Ltd
Unit 7, Rosevill Industrial Park,Turkey Avenue
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Mr. John Bergin
Duffy Bros Salvage Ltd.
Long Mile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
Tel: 01-4604655 or 4604763
Hammond Lane Metal Company Ltd.
Pigeon House Rd
Mr. Joe Cochrane
Summerhill Spares Ltd.
Malahide Road Industrial Estate
Westlink Recovery Services Ltd.
Headford Road Car Dismantlers
Headford Road, Galway, Co. Galway
Mr. Oliver Lions
Galway Metal Co. Ltd.
Oranmore, Co Galway
Galway City Recovery Company Ltd.
Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway.
Cluide, Corrandulla, Co.Galway.
Tel: 091 791259
Mobile: 087 2338391
Joe Savage Ltd.
Bedford, Meen, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Contact: Joe Savage / Eileen Savage
Clara Cars, Co Kilkenny
Contact: Colman Ryan
A1 Metal Recycling
Acragar, Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Tel : 057-8624119
Contact: Tommy Ward
Martin Byrne Car Dismantler
The Heath, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co.Laoise
Tel : 057-8646680
Bob Sweeney Auto Towing Ltd
Coolreidy, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick
John Ahern Dismantlers
Tournafulla, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Mr. John Ahern
Hegarty Metal Rycycling
Ballysimon Road, Limerick
Mobile: 061-400242 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Car Dismantlers
Gorta Cloona, Knockainey, Co. Limerick
Leinster Environmentals ELV
Clermont Park, Haggardstown, Dundalk, Co.Louth
Mr. James Loughran
Oriel Auto Specialist Ltd
Coe's Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Mr. Finbar Dillon
Tel: 042 9336819
Mobile: 087 2595829
Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo
Whitestream, Bonniconlon, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Duleek, Co Meath
Mr Brian Smith / Gary Moyles
Oristown Auto Recyclers
Oristown, Kells, Co. Meath
Mr. Pat Fitzpatrick
Tel: 353-46-9240165 or 9247858
Sragh Car Breakers
Sragh, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan
Mr. Eugene Conlan
Condron Car Dismantlers
Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly
Contact: Liam Condron
email: condron email@example.com
Edenderry, Clonmore, Co. Offaly
Mr. John McCann
Ballycumer Exports Ltd.
Ballycumber, Co. Offaly
Clonkeen, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
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
Erin Recyclers Ltd
Deepwater Quay, Finisklin, Sligo, Co.Sligo
Tel : 071-9153360
Killea, Templemore, Co. Tipperary (North)
Mr. James Hennessy
Donie Comerford Auto Spares
Capparoe, Nenagh, Co Tipperery
Tel: 067-25831 (ELV) 067-25224
Dundrum Road, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary
East Noan, Ballinure, Thurles, Co Tipperary
Mr. Mike Bailey
Newtown, Kilmacthomas, Co.Waterford
Waterford Recycling Services
Mr. Harry Power
Mobile: 087-2723809 or 086-2723809
Hammond Lane Metal Company Ltd.
Tel: 09064 73366
Fax: 09064 76472
Ganly Motors T/A Mullingar Recyclers
Railway Yard, Grove Street
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Molloy Metal Recycling (John Molloy)
Tomgarrow, Ballycarney, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Mr. John Molloy
Leon Transport & Recycling (Laurence O'Neill)
Croghan Industrial Estate
Telephone: (0402) 41691
Fax: (0402) 41692
Laurence: (087) 268 68 25
Eamonn: (087) 655 61 60
Mulligan Dismantling & Savage Ltd
16 Mellows Avenue, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
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.
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