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End of Life Vehicles

Vehicle Owner Obligations


If you own a vehicle and you intend to discard that vehicle as waste, you are required to deposit that vehicle at an authorised treatment facility for appropriate treatment and recovery.


Contact Donegal County Council for a list of authorised treatment facilities


Producer Obligations


The Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 place obligations on producers - vehicle manufacturers and professional importers :


  • to establish national collection systems for the recovery and treatment of end-of-life vehicles.  Owners of intact end-of-life cars and vans can deposit them free-of-charge at authorised treatment facilities



  • each producer's national collection system is required to have at least one authorised treatment facility in every city and county council area that will provide free take-back for vehicles of that producer's brand or for which that producer has responsibility.  



  • each producer is required to register with each local authority and to provide specified information to the local authorities to accompany their registration.  





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