ELV- End of Life Vehicles Directive
Suzuki Motors has the highest respect for the environment, and therefore we choose materials that can be recycled and re-used after your vehicle has come to the end of its economical life. We build each car to last but when its long life has come to an end, we will take the vehicle back and recycle it in an environmentally friendly manner, in accordance with EC Directive on End-of-Life Vehicles and any applicable national statutory provisions.
All Suzuki vehicles (up to 3.5t GVW) sold in Europe after July 1, 2002, will be taken back free of charge from the last registered owner at one of the designated take-back points listed at the end of this document, provided the vehicle contains all major components and is free of waste. From January, 1, 2007, this applies to all Suzuki vehicles sold in Europe irrespective of the sale date. A network of collection points is available to receive Suzuki Motors End-of-Life vehicles.
In the event that any vehicle is found to have additional waste added or essential components missing, the authorised treatment centre has the right to make a charge. Upon accepting your vehicle for recycling, the authorised treatment centre will issue a Certificate of Destruction (COD), which will be required by Transport Malta for deregistration of your Suzuki vehicle. The possibilities for the recycling of vehicles and vehicle components are continually being evaluated and improved, with the aim of recycling even more parts of the vehicle in the future.
To ensure that the recycling procedure is environmentally friendly, vehicle manufacturers had established the “International Dismantling Information System” (IDIS) a couple of years ago. Suzuki is a member of this information system which informs dismantlers in detail which materials are used in a vehicle and how dismantling and recycling shall be handled.
As a matter of course, Suzuki fulfils the European legal requirements. Our vehicles fulfil the European directive’s requirements of Reusability, Recyclability and Recoverability (RRR) from a vehicles first design scratch via manufacturing use until its end of life.
Additionally, the used manufacturing and maintenance materials and so on are monitored and registered in accordance with the “REACH”- Regulation (Regulation on Restriction Evaluation Authorisation of Chemicals).
Please note that only a Certificate of Destruction issued by an authorised ELV Treatment Centre at the time is acceptable for Transport Malta to deregister a vehicle as from 1st November, 2013. Without this document, owners will be unable to deregister a vehicle and will still be liable to pay annual road taxes and fees.
When the last owner decides that the vehicle has reached the end of its useful life, he is to take that vehicle to one of the following authorised Treatment Centres listed below or any other Treatment Centre authorized by MEPA at the time.
AUTHORISED TREATMENT CENTRES (APRIL,2014)
- Tar-Robba Recycling Centre Ltd – Ta’ Robba Quarry, l/o Kirkop, Malta (Permit No. EP0016/13/A Issued 31/07/2013)
- Roc-A-Go Crane Services Ltd – Triq Tal-Barrani, Zejtun (Permit No. EP 050/12/B issued 25/09/2013)
- Gasparell Baling Plant Ltd., HHF 601, Hal-far Industrial Estate, Birzebbuga, BBG 3000 (Permit No. IP0004/12) Contact No: 9949 5236