Key to the recycling process of end-of-life vehicles is the recovery of valuable materials which are placed back into the production cycle. In 30 countries and together with their national sales companies, we have already regulated the take-back of end-of-life vehicles for this purpose and offer environmentally compatible recycling at more than 3,000 take-back points worldwide.
The EU currently demands that 95% of a car is recycled. It’s crucial that this is done in a responsible way which is why BMW Automotive (Ireland) Ltd is a member of ELVES, the compliance scheme for End-of-life Vehicles in Ireland. If you need to recycle your old BMW or MINI, you can find an Authorised Treatment Facility (permitted scrapyard) on the ELVES website.
The Authorised Treatment Facility will take your car for free (as long as it is complete and free of rubbish) and issue you with a Certificate of Destruction ending your responsibility for it.
When recycling your car you will need to provide the Authorised Treatment Facility with evidence of ownership, ideally the vehicle Logbook/Registration Document.
End-of-Life Vehicles taken back through Authorised Treatment Facilities in the ELVES Network are recycled, meeting the targets in the End-of-Life Vehicle Regulations of 85% reuse and recycling, and 95% reuse, recycling and recovery. For more information on ELVES, please visit: www.elves.ie