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Serious information for motor vehicle dismantlers

We keep you up to date with every aspect of the industry
If you're involved in end of life vehicle depollution then this site is for you. Whether you are an ATF just involved with depollution or a vehicle dismantler who sells used parts and salvage, then our aim is to keep you up to date with changes affecting your industry.

There was a time when we simply got on with the job and the rest of the world left us alone but times have changed. Now we are an integral part of the waste industry (although it's always been hard to understand) and we have to keep abreast of all the changes affecting our businesses.

To make finding what you want easy, the most recent articles are listed in the right hand column and below you will find links to our past emails.

Editor Chris Floate
ATF Professional's editor, Chris Floate.
ATF Professional's editor, is Chris Floate. Chris has been involved with writing and editing magazines which cover our industry since the mid 1980's. Having a background prior to this in technical writing, Chris took on the editorship of Recycling World in 1987. The title was aimed at those individuals and businesses involved in recycling. At the time this was mainly scrap metal and vehicle dismantling. During his 14 years, the recycling industry developed from what was very much a financially driven market to the environmentally driven market it is today.

Recycling world was at the forefront of this fast changing and developing market, giving in depth analysis and direction to the growing need for environmental awareness. Whilst still editor of Recycling World, in 1998 Chris took on the editorship of The Landscaper, the leading magazine for the landscape trades.

Over the last 15 years, Chris has also edited the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers' Association and as such has experienced the many changes to our industry first hand. In ATF Professional he shares that wealth of knowledge with the whole industry.

Latest stories

Diesel scrappage scheme looks likely
Following on from the article we ran in January, it now appears that a diesel scrappage scheme could be in place within the next few months.
New ELV Compliance Scheme in the Republic of Ireland
From January 2017, ELV Environmental Services CLG (ELVES for short) has been approved to be the ELV compliance scheme in the Republic of Ireland under recently amended ELV Regulations.
Environment Agency must get its act together
With yet another report of an illegal operator on the news recently; this time a major fire at a plastics recycler. How long is it going to take for the legitimate operator to be able to run his/her business on a level playing field?
Biggest Change to Health and Safety Since 1974?
n 1974 The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act revolutionised the world of safety and this is still the most likely starting point for a health and safety prosecution. However in this article, Phil Wass makes all readers aware of a change which many of you may not have noticed during last year.
Do you flare LPG - then you need to read this!
The government recently put out a regulatory position statement (RPS) covering the flaring of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) removed from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) at permitted sites
Handling long-term absence - part 2
In this second part of a two part article, Amanda Jefferies explains how handling long-term absence in the workplace is a delicate matter.
Maximise your space
If you want to make more profit then you need more vehicles, and that means you need to expand. Not necessarily. It’s the start of a brand new year and it’s a great time to look at how to improve your business.
Scrap prices higher - are you getting the benefit?
Metals prices hopefully have further to go but they are now well off the lows of last year, and after parts sales, are the most promising area for a vehicle dismantler to capitalise on.