End-of-Life Vehicles Directive

Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles


This Directive lays down measures which aim, as a first priority, at the prevention of waste from vehicles and, in addition, at the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of end-of life vehicles and their components so as to reduce the disposal of waste, as well as at the improvement in the environmental performance... (Art. 1) Directive shall cover vehicles and end-of life vehicles including their components and materials. (Art.3 (1))


No specific provisions

Regulatory activities

Permit: Any establishment or undertaking carrying out treatment operations shall obtain a permit from or be registered with the MS Competent authority in compliance with Art. 9, 10 and Art.11 of Directive 75/442/EEC.

Relevant product types

Not applicable

Reference documents

Yes Directive 70/156/EEC Directive 2008/98/EC Directive 75/442/EEC Directive 2000/53/EC Directive 2006/95/EC Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 Regulation (EU) No 182/2011

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

Yes In accordance with Art. 2(11): 'hazardous substance' means any substance which fulfils the criteria for any of the following hazard classes or categories set out in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures: (a) hazard classes 2.1 to 2.4, 2.6 and 2.7, 2.8 types A and B, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.13 categories 1 and 2, 2.14 categories 1 and 2, 2.15 types A to F; (b) hazard classes 3.1 to 3.6, 3.7 adverse effects on sexual function and fertility or on development, 3.8 effects other than narcotic effects, 3.9 and 3.10; (c) hazard class 4.1; (d) hazard class 5.1.

Obligations based on properties of concerns

Prohibition of use of lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium as per Art. 4(2)

EU-level occupational exposure limits

Not applicable

EU-level emission limit values

Not applicable

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

Not applicable

Industry submission system in place

No information

Format for industry submission

No information


MS; DG ENV ( with regard to the legislation updates)

Update process

Not applicable


Commission Decision 2002/525/EC of 27 June 2002 Commission Decision 2005/63/EC of 24 January 2005 Commission Decision 2005/438/EC of 10 June 2005 Council Decision 2005/673/EC of 20 September 2005 Directive 2008/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 Commission Decision 2008/689/EC of 1 August 2008 Directive 2008/112/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 Commission Decision 2010/115/EU of 23 February 2010 Commission Directive 2011/37/EU of 30 March 2011 Commission Directive 2013/28/EU of 17 May 2013 Commission Directive (EU) 2016/774 of 18 May 2016 Commission Directive (EU) 2017/2096 of 15 November 2017 Directive (EU) 2018/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/362 of 17 December 2019 Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/363 of 17 December 2019 Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2023/544 of 16 December 2022 Corrigendum, OJ L 103, 3.4.2020, p.53 (2020/362)