End of Life
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ireland DAC is committed to reducing the environmental impact at every stage of the life cycle of our vehicles. With that in mind Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has developed a global policy for the protection of and respect for the environment with constant improvements in the production process and the creation of products of increasing Eco-compatibility and similarly in the disposal of vehicles.
The Law
Under the European Directive, “End-of-life Vehicle Directive” (2000/53/EG) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has taken steps to ensure that vehicles that have reached the end of their life can be disposed of with minimum environmental impact.
The ELV Directive was transposed into Irish law and from January 2007 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 3 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 set. From 2015 95% of the vehicle must be reused, recycled or recovered, with a minimum of 85% from reuse (components) or recycling.
In 2014 ELV Environmental Services CLG was established to represent all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and was approved under the European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 creating a new compliance scheme for the vehicle sector. ELVES mission is to promote, on behalf of its members, a network of public drop off points (also known as authorised treatment facilities, ATFs or scrapyards) that provide free ELV take back to the public.
Through effective promotion, monitoring and data collection across its network, ELVES will enable its members - vehicle manufacturers, importers and authorised treatment facilities – to meet their responsibilities.
What Vehicles Are Eligible.
A qualifying vehicle must meet either of the following conditions:
  • A passenger vehicle with a maximum of 9 seats
  • A commercial vehicle with a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes
The vehicle must also meet the following:
  • All significant components such as engine, gearbox, chassis, bodywork, catalytic converter, wheels and electronic control units must be present in the vehicle.
  • There must be no additional waste in the vehicle.
  • The owner/keeper of the vehicle must have the vehicle registration document or be able to supply proof of identity.
Once your vehicle has been handed over to the dismantler you will be issued with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) which you need for the final de-registration of your car. The dismantler will then recycle and dispose of your car in an environmentally friendly way.
Where is my local Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)
FIAT Chrysler Automobiles Dac is a member of the ELVES compliance Scheme. ELVES is the producer compliance scheme for end of life vehicles. It has been set-up by vehicle manufacturers to improve the recycling of scrap vehicles. It has been approved under the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations to operate as the compliance scheme for the vehicle sector.
For details of the nearest permitted Authorized Treatment Facility and the issuing of a Certificate of Destruction (COD) please click on the following link www.elves.ie
If you have any query's please do not hesitate to contact us.