Legislation and regulations for car recycling
End-of-life vehicles management decree (Bba)
The “Besluit beheer autowrakken” (Bba, end-of-life vehicles management decree) constitutes the Dutch government’s interpretation and implementation of European guidelines for the environmentally responsible processing of end-of-life vehicles. A key provision in it is that at least 95 per cent of an end-of-life vehicle must be gainfully reused. That percentage is broken down into two components. At least 85 per cent must be reused or recycled as materials, while a good use must be found for the other 10 per cent, such as energy recovery through combustion, for example.
The Bba imposes stringent requirements on:
- the delivery, collection and processing of end-of-life vehicles and the associated financing
- precluding the use of hazardous substances in new vehicles
- material-designation coding
- annual reporting
The full regulations can be found on the government website: Besluit beheer autowrakken.