Vehicle Recycling

Vehicle dismantlers and recyclers can generate large quantities of hazardous waste when they process end-of-life vehicles. This waste needs to be properly managed.

Vehicle Dismantling & Recycling Industry Environmental Planning Regulation

The Vehicle Dismantling and Recycling Industry Environmental Planning Regulation (VDRIEP) is an industry-driven initiative that requires individual operators or industry associations (acting on behalf of their members) to develop environmental management plans that demonstrate how they will comply with existing environmental protection standards under the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and its accompanying regulations. It also imposes a system of monitoring and reporting to ensure operations are carefully managed.

Activities conducted by automotive dismantlers and recyclers can include dismantling (where vehicles are drained of fluids and dismantled), vehicle crushing (for transport to scrap metal recyclers) and parts cleaning. The industry diverts significant quantities of waste from the waste stream; however, the operations have the potential of causing significant environmental harm through the release of contaminants to the environment.

Dismantling & Recycling a Vehicle

Find out who is required to register as an automobile dismantler and recycler: