Legislative instrument details: ELV Directive

Classification
Legal name Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles - Commission Statements
Short name ELV Directive
CELEX reference 32000L0053
Identification number 2000/53/EC
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/el...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 21/10/2000
Abstract The objective of the ELV Directive is to prevent waste from end-of-life vehicles and promote the collection, re-use and recycling of their components to protect the environment. The Directive sets clear quantified targets for reuse, recycling and recovery of vehicles and their components and pushes producers to manufacture new vehicles also with a view to their recyclability. The rate of re-use and recovery must be increased to 85% by average weight per vehicle and by year 2006 and to 95% by 2015. Use of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium will be prohibited in materials and components in vehicles put on the market after 1 July 2003. Member States must set up collection systems for end-of-life vehicles and ensure that all vehicles are transferred to authorised treatment facilities. The last holder of an end-of-life vehicle will be able to dispose it free of charge ("free take-back" principle).
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Waste and Resources
Geographic scope European Union
Comments The Directive is amended by:
Commission Decision 2002/525/EC of 27 June 2002 amending Annex II of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles (CELEX No 32002D0525).
Commission Decision 2005/63/EC of 24 January 2005 amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles (CELEX No 32005D0063).
Commission Decision 2005/438/EC of 10 June 2005 amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles(CELEX No 32005D0438)
Council Decision 2005/673/ECo f 20 September 2005 amending Annex II of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles (CELEX No 32005D0673).
Directive 2008/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 amending Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission (CELEX No 32008L0033).
The Directive is supplemented by:
Commission Decision 2002/151/EC of 19 February 2002 on minimum requirements for the certificate of destruction issued in accordance with Article 5(3) of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles (CELEX No 32002D0151);
Commission Decision 2003/138/EC of 27 February 2003 establishing component and material coding standards for vehicles pursuant to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles (CELEX No 32003D0138);
Commission Decision 2001/753/EC of 17 October 2001 concerning a questionnaire for Member States reports on the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles (CELEX No 32001D0753).
Commission Decision 2005/293/EC of 1 April 2005 laying down detailed rules on the monitoring of the reuse/recovery and reuse/recycling targets set out in Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles (CELEX No 32005D0293).