End of Life Vehicles



The End of Life Vehicle Directive applies to all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with up to nine seats and up to a total permissible weight of 3.5 tonnes.

Free take back is currently available for all vehicles regardless of age as from the 1st January 2007.

As defined in the law, free take back will be offered provided:

  • The vehicle is delivered to a Renault Trucks appointed take back facility.
  • The vehicle contains all its essential components, in particular the engine, transmission, coachwork, wheels or catalytic converter (if originally fitted).
  • That no waste has been added to the vehicle (for example: household and garden waste, extra tyres etc…)

Renault Trucks has selected to provide free take back of vehicles affected by the legislation.

The Cartakeback Network covers all regions of the UK. All take back and treatment facilities operate in conformity with the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) requirements.

Vehicles will be treated to meet the recycling and recovery target of 85 percent by weight from 2006 as set by the End of Life Vehicle Directive.

In line with the requirements of the EC End of Life Vehicle Directive, Renault Truck owners are offered the possibility to dispose of their vehicle at the end of its useful life, free of charge.