Statutory guidance

Classifying a motor vehicle as waste: regulatory position statement

Regulatory position statement explaining when an abandoned, accident damaged or stolen motor vehicle is classed as waste.

This publication was withdrawn on

This regulation position statement has been replaced. See the updated when a vehicle is waste guidance.

Documents

PS022: When a motor vehicle is considered to be waste

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Details

This regulatory position statement describes the Environment Agency’s approach to when an abandoned, accident damaged or stolen motor vehicle is classed as waste.

It will help you decide whether you are dealing with an End-of-life Vehicle (ELV) and if you are, what you need to do to comply with the law.

Published 1 August 2013