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The Environment & Recreation Directorate is responsible for the protection of the environment in a sustainable way which meets the needs of existing and future citizens.

The Directorate through the provision of its various services undertakes measures to protect and enhance the environment in which we live, however, it is only with the help of all citizens taking personal responsibility for environmental care that our goals can be achieved.

The Directorate has responsibility for the provision of the following services:

1) Waste Management: Through the promotion of reduction, recycling and responsible disposal of waste.
2) Litter Management: Through both enforcement and education / information programmes.
3) Street Cleaning: Through the provision of a 7 day a week street cleaning programme.
4) Water Services: Through the provision, on behalf of Irish Water, of clean potable water for domestic and commercial purposes.
5) Waste Water Services: Through the collection, transport and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater on behalf of Irish Water.
6) Recreational Services: Through the provision playgrounds, pitches, golf course and the provision of recreation/leisure centres, and multi user games areas.
7) Burial Grounds: Through the provision of good quality, well maintained burial facilities.


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End of Life Vehicle Regulations

Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006

Please note, this information is a guide only and does not purport to provide, and should not be relied upon as a legal interpretation of the Regulations.

The information contained in this guide is intended to facilitate your understanding of the contents of the Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006. However, the Regulations shoud be read in their entirety.

  • Download Waste Management (End of Life) Regulations 2006


Background to End-of-Life Vehicle Legislation

The Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations, 2006 came into effect for all end-of-life vehicles from 1st January 2007 and transposed EU Directive 2000/53/EC into Irish Law. The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that old end-of-life vehicles are de-polluted and dismantled in a manner that will not pose a threat to our environment or to human health.

What exactly is an End-of-Life Vehicle?

Typically, an end-of-life vehicle is a passenger car or a light commerical van that the registered owner wishes to dispose of as waste. From 1 January 2007 owners of intact end-of-life cars and vans can deposit them free-of-charge at authorised treatment facilities (AFT's). An exception to the free take-back principle is provided where a vehicle is missing its essential components or where waste has been added to the vehicle.

Obligations of the Regulations

Producers Responsibility:

The Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 works on the "Polluter Pays" principle.

Producers (vehicle manufacturers and/or importers) are obliged to establish national collection systems for the recovery and treatment of end-of-life vehicles. They must also register with each local authority and submit an Implementation Plan, Annual Report and Registration Fee in order to obtain a Certificate of Registration.

Each Producer's national collection system shall have at least one authorised treatment facility in every local authority area, that shall provide free-take-back for vehicles of that producer's brand or for which that producer has responsibility.

Additional authorised treatment facilities (AFT's) are required in counties and cities with a larger population base (i.e. one facility per 150,000 citizens). if you are a producer as defined under the above Regulations, you must register with Cork City Council.

  • Download Producer's Registration Application

Public Responsibility:
If you are the registered owner of a specified vehicle and wish to discard of that vehicle as waste, you are required under Article 35 of the Regulations to deposit that vehicle at an AFT for disposal. vehicles brought to AFT's for disposal should contain all essential components and not have any additional waste included in them.

Where can an end-of-life vehicle be deposited with Cork City Council's Functional Area?

There is one AFT within Cork City Council's functional area:

National Recycling Limited, John F. Connolly Road, Churchfield, Cork City, (Waste Facility Permit Register No. WFP-CC-10/2014)                 Tel: 021 430 5060

There is no fee for the disposal of an end-of-life vehicle provided the vehicle is brought directly to the facility. However, the vehicle can be collected. This can be organised with the facility. There may be a cost involved for collection, depending on the distance from the facility. Please contact facility directly in regard to information on cost.

Upon surrender of the vehicle, the licensed facility will issue the registered owner with a Certificate of Destruction confirming that the vehicle concerned will be de-polluted and dismantled in an environmentally safe manner. The facility will thereafter notify the Vehicle Registration Unit of the Department of the Environment and Local Government in Shannon, Co Clare and the destruction of the deposited vehicle is noted in the records of the National Vehicle File.

Failure to comply with Regulations

It should be noted that it is an offence for either the registred owner (or an authorised treatment facility) to fail to comply with the law on the disposal of end-of-life vehicles. in particular, it is an offence not to obey the rules concerning vehicle certificates of destruction or not to deposit at an authorised treatement facility a vehicle that is intended to be discarded as waste.

Penalties for offences set out under the Waste Management Acts apply. On summary conviction a fine of up to €3,000 and/or 12 months can be imposed. For conviction on indictment a fine of up to €15,000 and/or 10 years imprisonment is available to the court.

Cork City Council as the Enforcement Authority of the afore-mentined Legistation can and will pursue all offenders who fail to comply in full with the Regulations.

Where can I get further information?

  • Download DOEHLG Overview to the Main Provisions of the Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006.

You can also visit the Department of Environment Community and Local Government's website which as a dedicated page on the Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006.


For more information

For more information contact:

Waste Enforcement Section,

Cork City Council,

City Hall,


Tel: 021 4924739