What is an ‘end-of-life vehicle’?
Typically, this is a passenger car or light commercial van which the registered owner wishes to dispose of.
What can I do with an ‘end-of-life vehicle’?
Owners of ‘end-of-life vehicles’ can deposit them free-of-charge at an AuthorisedTreatment Facility (ATF).
The Authorised Treatment Facilities in Co. Louth are:
| Castletown Cross, Dundalk, Co. Louth|
| Tel: 087 2926337 / 087 2296156 / 042 9379217|
| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
John & Mark McShane,
Ardee Car Parts
| Golf Links Road, Ardee, Co. Louth|
| Tel: 041 6856428|
T/A Cassidy Car Parts
| Grangebellew, Drogheda, Co. Louth|
| Tel: 041 6851214|
| Unit 2 Collon Business Park, Ballyboni, Collon, Co. Louth|
| Tel: 085 7328359|
Oriel Auto Specialists Ltd
| Unit 1, Coes Road Industrial Estate, Dundalk, Co. Louth|
| Tel: 042 9336819|
Dungooley Auto Salvage Ltd
| Dungooley TD, Kilcurry, Dundalk, Co. Louth|
| Tel: 086 4018294|
What is an ‘Authorised Treatment Facility’?
This is where end-of-life vehicles are de-polluted and dismantled in an environmentally safe manner. These facilities must meet stringent new environmental standards for the collection, storage and treatment of these vehicles. Please note that you should contact the ATF in advance to confirm that they will accept your vehicle type. Also, please note that the ‘end-of-life vehicle’ must be intact with no parts missing and must not contain any waste.
How does it work?
The registered owner must bring their vehicle to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), but as mentioned above, you should check with the ATF beforehand to ensure that they will accept your vehicle type. No charge is applied by the ATF for accepting the end-of–life vehicle, but you must provide the Vehicle Registration Certificate or log book for the car.
The operator of the ATF must then issue a ‘Certificate of Destruction’ to the owner.
The ATF will then notify the Vehicle Registration Unit of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Shannon, Co. Clare.
The destruction of the vehicle is then noted in the records of the National Vehicle file.
Environmental Compliance Section
Louth County Council
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Tel: (042) 939 2991
Department of Environment www.environ.ie
Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.ie