1. ELV (End of Life Vehicle) LEGISLATION
  1. Regulation on Control of End of Life Vehicles no 27448 published on the official gazette on 30/12/2009 and End of Life Vehicles Directive of the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation,
  2. Communiqué no 06.07.2011 and no 27986 on the technical procedure for the storage, decontamination, dismantling and processing of end-of-life vehicles of the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation,
  3. Waste Management Regulation no 29314 dated 02/04/2015 the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation,
  4. Other applicable legislation.



This regulation applies to vehicles included in the M1, M1 categories, three-wheel motor vehicles, but excluding motor tricycles, and end of live vehicles in these categories and their parts and components pursuant to clauses no 2.1 and 3.1 of the sub-paragraph (d) of the first paragraph of the article no 3 of the Regulation on Highway Traffic no published on 18/07/1997 in the Official Gazette no 23053.


  1. End of Life Vehicle (ELV) is a vehicle that is classified as waste in accordance with the Regulation on the General Principles of Waste Management.
    • means any motor vehicle used for the carriage of passengers and comprising no more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat (M1), vehicles used for the carriage of goods and having a maximum weight not exceeding 3.5 metric tonnes intended for use on the road (N1) and three-wheel motor vehicles, but excluding motor tricycles in accordance with the Directive on Motorized Vehicles and Their Trailer Type Approval.
  2. Negative Market Value: means the costs which occur due to the reason that an added value cannot be obtained from an end of life vehicle as a result of the activities included in the definition of treatment.
  3. Battery: means a power source which is generated by the direct conversion of chemical energy as a result of a chemical reaction between lead and sulphuric acids in chargeable secondary cells and used to power starting motors, lighting and ignition system in vehicles and industries,
  4. Interim storage site: means the storage site where waste is safely stored up to a certain volume amount before being transferred to a pre-treatment, recovery or disposal facility
  5. Waste: Any material or item that is disposed or dumped or has to be disposed in the environment by its producer or by a natural or legal person who possess it,
  6. Waste owner: means a natural or legal person who is a waste producer or who owns or possesses waste,
  7. Waste generator: Any real or legal person who generates waste as a result of its activities and/or any real or legal person who performs pre-treatment, mixing and other activities which cause changes in the structure or composition of waste.
  8. Waste management: means any activity to prevent waste generation, to reduce at source, reuse, sort according to properties and types, collect, temporarily store, transport, store at interim storage sites, recycle, recovery including energy recovery, dispose, and monitor, control and inspect after the disposal process,
  9. Waste Management Plan: means a plan that includes short and long term programs and policies to provide an environmentally friendly waste management,
  10. Temporary storage: means storing waste at a safe place for a limited amount of time before the waste is transferred by the waste generator to a treatment facility,
  11. Reuse: means any operation by which products or components that are not waste are used for their intended purposes,

Preparing for reuse: means checking, cleaning or repairing recovery operations, by which products or components of products that have become waste are prepared so that they can be re-used without any other pre-treatment process,

Preparing for reuse:

(1) As long as waste is returned to condition for which it is conceived using only physical processes will not be considered as waste for its lifecycle as long as it is used for the same purpose.

(2) Waste is prepared for reuse in waste treatment facilities with environmental permit and license for recovery except for collection-sorting and interim storage.

(3) Natural and legal persons such as repair shops, garages that provide repair and maintenance services are not included in the scope of preparation for reuse.

Waste is prepared for reuse in waste treatment facilities with environmental permit and license for recovery except for collection-sorting and interim storage.



To prevent generation of vehicle waste, to reduce the amount of waste to be discarded through reuse, recycling and recovery of end of life vehicles and their components, to determine and implement the standards and requirements for economic operators and temporary storage site to protect the environment and human health.



ELV Delivery Site means the site where end of life vehicles are deregistered with the deregistration and disposal form.

Economic operators (Vehicle Producer/Distributor or ELV Licensed Facilities) builds vehicle delivery sites and temporary storage sites to collect end of life vehicles and parts that are recovered during maintenance and repair of vehicles.

ELV delivery sites are built/established in locations where vehicle owners can easily access and delivery their vehicles. Economic operators inform the authorities when they establish delivery sites.

ELV delivery sites are built/established by economic operators and therefore economic operators have the legal liability.



Vehicle owners (last owner before waste) are responsible for delivering their end of life vehicles to ELV delivery sites, licensed temporary storage sites in accordance with the regulations and present the following document during delivery:

  1. A document from the traffic registration offices proving that there is no attachment, levy or otherwise a lien on the vehicle,
  2. Except for deregistered vehicles, document from the tax office, which proves that the vehicles does not have any tax debt, or any delay penalty in relation to thereof, tax penalty, unpaid traffic ticket, toll fee and any administrative penalty.
  3. A certified "Deregistration and disposal form" from the party that accepts the vehicle.



Producers take back end of life vehicles with a negative market from their owners value free of charge. The last owner of the vehicle should give back the vehicle without any extra cost.

Take back obligation does not apply in the event of the following conditions:

  1. If the vehicle is not registered in the traffic registration office in accordance with the Highway Traffic Law,
  2. If the vehicle does not contain essential components such as transmission, differential, catalyst, engine, electronic control units, tires, body,
  3. If the vehicle has any waste which has been added to the vehicle,
  4. If the vehicle has been converted to another vehicle class that is not covered by this regulation.


According to the the ELV regulation, vehicles should be delivered by their respective owners to the ELV delivery site. If a vehicle owner asks for assistance to bring the vehicle to the ELV delivery site, the vehicle owner will be liable for the costs involved with transport of the vehicle.

An ELV vehicle does not have to have an insurance policy.

Vehicle deregistration and disposal form consists of four copies in white, pink, green and blue colors. With the white copy of the deregistration and disposal form for the vehicle owner, the owner can show that the vehicle has been deregistered.


If the vehicle is accepted as waste (deregistration and disposal form is issued and approved), the vehicle is deregistered and any tax record of the vehicle is deleted.




  1. The vehicle owner is responsible (the last owner before the vehicle becomes waste) for delivering his/her end of life vehicle
  • to ELV Delivery Sites, Temporary Storage Areas in accordance with the regulation,
  • and receiving certified "Deregistration and disposal forms" from the party that accepts the vehicles.
  1. Licensed Facility/Economic Operator

Means producers, distributors, collectors, motor vehicle insurance companies, dismantlers, shredders, recovers, recyclers and other treatment operators of end-of life vehicles.

  • Temporary Storage Site: Means areas with environmental permit and license pursuant to article 15, where end of life vehicles are depolluted, dismantled and temporarily stored until they are transferred to a treatment facility in accordance with Annex I.
  • Treatment Facility : Means a facility with environmental permit and license pursuant to the article 15 to perform any activity after the end-of life vehicle has been handed over to a facility for depollution, dismantling, shearing, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal of the shredder wastes, and any other operation carried out for the recovery and/or disposal of the end-of life vehicle and its components

Licensed Facility/Economic Operator

  • is responsible for complying with the prohibitions on the use of hazardous materials,
  • for fulfilling responsibilities for coding, reporting and license and type approval requirements,
  • for building a ELV collection system and/or involved in a collection system,
  • for treating, reusing, recovering and recycling collected waste / ELV at the pre-defined rates,
  • for meeting reuse, recovery and recycle quotas and reporting these to the Ministry.



ELV Temporary Storage Site (Licensed Facility) ELV Depollution and Dismantling Work Flow  

  • Before starting depollution and dismantling of an end of live vehicle, the dismantling manual or International Dismantling Information system (IDIS) is reviewed,
  • The battery is removed from the vehicle and earthed before emptying the fuel tank to prevent any accidents due to electrical contacts,
  • fuel tank is emptied, LPG tank is emptied if any, air conditioning is degassed,
  • Air bags are removed from the vehicle minimum twenty minutes after the batter is removed lest there is any residue power in the vehicle,
  • Oil in gearboxes and differentials of the engines that are not fit for reuse is emptied,
  • Antifreeze liquid in the radiator is emptied,
  • Hydraulic oil, brake fluid, transmission oil, windshield washer liquid are removed,
  • Shock absorber oil is emptied,
  • Catalyst is removed,
  • All parts and components which contain hazardous substances as marked with X and listed in the Annex 2 of the regulation are removed from the vehicle,
  • Reusable parts and components are removed / demounted and after they are washed and cleaned the parts and components listed in the paragraph five of the article 13 of the regulation are assigned barcodes and entered in the data system of the ministry,
  • Tires, rims and lead wheel weights are removed.


  1. Vehicle Producer/Distributor /Economic Operator

Producers, distributors and importers of vehicles and their parts and components.


means natural and/or legal person

  • who produces and sells products under its own brand,
  • who sells products that are produced by other suppliers under its own brand,
  • who imports product for commercial purposes regardless of the sales method

 including those that are made with distance contract pursuant to the Regulation on Distance Contract published in the official gazette no 27866 on 6/3/2011.


Vehicle Producers/Distributors /Economic Operators;

  • are responsible for complying with the prohibitions on the use of hazardous materials,
  • fulfilling necessary requirements for coding, reporting and license and type approval requirements,
  • building an ELV collection system and/or involved in a collection system,
  • treating, reusing, recovering and recycling collected waste / ELV at the pre-defined rates,
  • Parts manufacturers are responsible for providing necessary information to the temporary storage sites and treatment facilities to allow them dismantle, store and test reusable parts provided that trade and industry secrets are not disclosed.


  1. Standards of codes for materials and preparing of dismantling information

Codes are assigned by the vehicle part and component suppliers according to the defined standards in order to easily sort and differentiate components that are suitable for recycling and reuse.

  1. Information

Producers include vehicle design information to be used for recycling and reusing activities and information on environmentally friendly depollution and dismantling in their manuals.

  1. Reporting

Economic operators should send the tables for reuse-recycle and reuse-recycle rates pursuant to the article no 16 of the regulation to the ministry the latest at the end of February each year.

Producers prepare a report about vehicles that are introduced in the local market, exported and imported and their operations pursuant to their obligations in the article no 8 and submit the report to the Ministry every year until the end of February.


  1. Extended Producer Responsibility

Starting from the design of products, necessary measures are taken by the producer to support reducing negative effects of products on the environment, prevention of waste, reuse of waste, safe recycling or recovery of waste. Extended Producer Responsibility includes electrical and electronic items, packaging, vehicle, and battery products.

The producer and/or distributor of these products;

  • manages the products that are returned to the producer and /or accepted as end of life waste and covers the corresponding costs.
  • Full fills these requirements by using one or several methods defined by the Ministry.
  • meets the collection, reuse, recycling or recovery targets.
  1. Waste Generator and Waste Owner Waste Management

The waste owner is responsible for managing waste in accordance with the provisions of this directive.

General responsibilities set forth in provisions of the "Waste Management Regulation" and other regulations on the environment are as following.

Non-hazardous and hazardous waste generators and waste owners;

  • are responsible for preparing Waste Management Plans and have them approved by the Environment and Urbanization Office in cities,
  • providing reports about waste (during waste delivery periods, entering waste codes in delivery notes/invoices, determining waste codes and weights after collection and sorting (metal-aluminium-plastic-glass-fabric etc.) delivering waste to licensed facilities and entering in the online system of the ministry),
  • Reporting waste/junk that are considered as non-hazardous waste according to the relevant provisions (Waste Management Application, Waste Declaration System (TABS) at https://online.cevre.gov.tr) is done by waste generators and licensed facilities.
  • To identify waste codes and names of non-hazardous waste in the storage sites and to display this information in relevant locations,
  • To create a Temporary Storage Site for Hazardous Waste and obtain a letter of conformity from the Environment and Urbanization Office,
  • To have liability insurance policies for hazardous waste.
  • For hazardous waste that require UATF (national waste transport form), to transport waste to waste treatment plants with UATF forms,
  • To fulfil the responsibilities about end of life tires and batteries,

Additionally responsible for performing further work about (hazardous and non-hazardous) waste management pursuant to the relevant regulations.


  1. Companies licensed for ELV/waste management;

are responsible for obtaining the permits-licenses-documents-certificates required for the ELV/Hazardous-Non Hazardous waste management, for obtaining liability insurances, for obtaining management certificates, meeting the requirements of occupational health and safety, developing and having Waste Management Plans approved, entering waste date in the online system of the ministry, delivering of the waste to licensed recycling/disposal facilities and drafting compulsory reports,

  1. Parties responsible for waste management,

are responsible for providing training to their relevant staff in order to reduce the negative effects of products and waste from production to disposal and ensure safe management, creating awareness in the society, conducting social responsibility projects and environmental training projects to create and improve awareness on waste management, organizing publications and broadcast in the media or contributing to the activities made for this purpose.

  1. People, organization and institutions responsible for generating (waste generator/waste owner) and managing waste,

are responsible for taking measures to prevent waste from causing damage to the environment and human health at every stage of waste management. those who are responsible for collecting, transporting, providing temporary and interim storage, recycling, reusing and disposal of hazardous waste due to the damage and pollution of hazardous waste causes on the environment.