Evaluation and updating of the methodology for determining end-of-life vehicle recovery quotas by shredder tests under the EG End-of-Life Vehicles Directive 2000/53/EG (FKZ 3715 33 305 0)

The aim of this project on behalf of the Federal German Environment Agency (UBA) was to update the methodology and data bases for monitoring end-of-life vehicle recovery rates at national level and to improve data quality. In addition, the quality and resource efficiency aspects of end-of-life vehicle recovery were analysed and potential improvements proposed. In this regard, in 2016, a recovery and shredding trial was carried out with 425 end-of-life vehicles in three dismantling plants and 2 shredding plants. The average metal content was measured to be between 71 % and 76 %. A metal yield of 99 % was determined for the continuation of the quota monitoring. 22.5 % of the residual body weight were non-metallic shredder residues. In order to improve the quality of end-of-life vehicle recovery, further requirements for the separation of valuable materials were recommended.


Knut Sander