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The ELV (End-of-Life Vehicle) Regulations 2014 

The ELV Regulations are the primary regulations governing the treatment of End-of-Life Vehicles in Ireland. The Regulations place specific obligations on vehicle producers, owners and ATF operators relating to the deposit, treatment and disposal of End-of-Life Vehicles.

European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014

European Union (End of Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

For ATFs, the minimum depollution requirements for ELVs can be found in Schedule 2 of the Regulations.

Schedule 2 - ATF Minimum Depollution Requirements



Annual Return Guidance for ATFs

Detailed guidance on completing the annual return (AR) is provided by the NWCPO in the AR portal menu. ELVES also provide a handy AR Checklist, instructional video and parts recording list all of which can be accessed below.

In 2022 new guidance was issued by the NWCPO specifically for the mandatory ATF Survey section of the AR, see below.

This AR guidance relates to the Waste Facility permit return only and not waste collection permit returns.

2024 ELVES Annual Return Checklist

Watch 2024 AR video - How to Complete the Return

NWCPO Guidance to Complete the ATF Survey

Parts Reuse Recording sheet - Printable

Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Guidance

The EPA has released guidance on the Recovery of Air Conditioning System Fluids from ELVs at Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) and Metal Shredder Sites.

The following guidance can be downloaded:

ELVES Poster: 'How can my ATF meet its obligations around Air Conditioning (AC) System Gases?

Full EPA Guidance on AC Gas Recovery at ATFs (Nov 2023)

AC Gases Suppliers List (July 2022)

MAC Training

To support ATFs in meeting their air conditioning compliance obligations, ELVES is running a pilot programme of Mobile Air Conditioning Training for ATFs in its Network. The Level 5 – F-Gas Handling in Mobile Air Conditioning Systems 5N0106 training is provided through Limerick and Clare Education Training Board and Plunket College, Dublin 9.

An information sheet for the training can be downloaded below:

MAC Training Information Flyer

ATFs in the ELVES Network are asked to register their interest in future MAC training by emailing us at Registration information will be passed to the course provider as per our Privacy Statement.

Electric ELVES

Electric ELVES is the programme for electric vehicle batteries.
It covers the electric vehicle batteries in electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, mild and micro hybrid vehicles and is available to all ATFs.
You can find out more about Electric ELVES on the programme webpage:

Have a query about the ELVES Authorised Treatment Facility Network?

Visit the link below, or give Lee a call on +353 87 138 1614

European List of Waste (LoW)

The European List of Waste assigns a code to each type of waste. It can be used to help complete an ATFs Facility Annual Return.

IDIS - International Dismantling Information System

This resource provides free dismantling and safety information to ATFs on all vehicles. 

IDIS log-in details are available through ELVES to all ATFs in the ELVES Network on request.

Autogas (LPG) Decommissioning Equipment

ELVES has supported the provision of LPG (Autogas) tank decommissioning equipment at metal recyclers in Ireland. If you have LPG tanks from ELVs that require decommissioning and recycling, you can contact one of the listed companies.

LPG tank Equipment is available at:

The Hammond Lane Metal Co. Ltd - Dublin, Athlone, Cork, Donegal, Sligo

Oran Metal Group- Galway, Limerick, Mountmellick

Cork Metal Company - Cork

No Tanks

ELVES, are promoting the importance of separating BBQ/home cooking gas tanks/bottles from other types of waste, particularly End-of-Life Vehicles, when they need to be recycled. ELVES has created images for use on social media and a poster to raise awareness of this important issue.

To download the images for social media or a No Tanks poster click the link below.