Legal Responsibilities

 

 

1.      Vehicle Recycling /ELV

  1. Vehicle Owners

are responsible for (physically) delivering their end of life vehicles

  • to ELV Delivery Sites, Temporary Storage Sites or Treatment Facilities in accordance with the regulation,
  • for receiving certified "Deregistration and disposal forms" from the party that accepts the vehicles.

 

  1. Licensed Facility/Economic Operator
  • is responsible for complying with the prohibitions on the use of hazardous materials,
  • for fulfilling responsibilities for coding, reporting and license and type approval requirements,
  • for building a ELV collection system and/or involved in a collection system,
  • for treating, reusing, recovering and recycling collected waste / ELV at the pre-defined rates,
  • for meeting reuse, recovery and recycle quotas and reporting these to the Ministry.
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Licensed Facility/Economic Operator

means producers, distributors, collectors, motor vehicle insurance companies, dismantlers, shredders, recovers, recyclers and other treatment operators of end-of life vehicles.

Temporary Storage Site, means areas with environmental permit and license pursuant to article 15, where end of life vehicles are depolluted, dismantled and temporarily stored until they are transferred to a treatment facility in accordance with Annex I.

Treatment Facility : means a facility with environmental permit and license pursuant to the article 15 to perform any activity after the end-of life vehicle has been handed over to a facility for depollution, dismantling, shearing, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal of the shredder wastes, and any other operation carried out for the recovery and/or disposal of the end-of life vehicle and its components

 

  1. Individual Storage Sites

Storage Sites for Parts Recovered from End of Life Vehicles fulfil the following requirements;

  • ensure impermeable surfaces for the ground in accordance with the article 12 of this directive,
  • No dismantling, shredding and shearing is performed in these sites,
  • If damaged vehicles and parts are washed here, an indoor washing area is created,
  • Rainwater and waste water are collected through grated drains in an oil retainer,
  • The storage site is enclosed with a wall at a height of 1.5 m; damaged cars are covered with canvas and a Certificate of Compliance given by the Environment and Urbanization offices proves that the above requirements are met.
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Individual Storage Sites

(1) Trust Storage Sites

Storage Sites for Parts Recovered from End of Life Vehicles (Reusable Parts Sales Storage / Salvage Dealers)

(2) Insurance Companies Damaged Vehicle Storage Sites

Sales of Reusable Parts

During dismantling of an end of life vehicle at ELV temporary storage sites,  

To store parts in a neat order after being removed from the vehicle; to assign numbers to help potential buyers identify and request such parts; to attach barcodes which include retrospective records (according to original part codes) and sales of such parts.

 

 

  1. Economic Operators (Vehicle Producer/Distributor)

Vehicle Producers/Distributors are responsible for

  • complying with the prohibitions on the use of hazardous materials,
  • fulfilling necessary requirements for coding, reporting and license and type approval requirements,
  • building an ELV collection system and/or involved in a collection system,
  • treating, reusing, recovering and recycling collected waste / ELV at the pre-defined rates,
  • Parts manufacturers are responsible for providing necessary information to the temporary storage sites and treatment facilities to allow them dismantle, store and test reusable parts provided that trade and industry secrets are not disclosed.

Standards of codes for materials and preparing of dismantling information

Codes are assigned by the vehicle part and component suppliers according to the defined standards in order to easily sort and differentiate components that are suitable for recycling and reuse.

Information

Producers include vehicle design information to be used for recycling and reusing activities and information on environmentally friendly depollution and dismantling in their manuals.

Reporting

Economic operators should send the tables for reuse-recycle and reuse-recycle rates pursuant to the article no 16 of the regulation to the ministry the latest at the end of February each year.

Producers prepare a report about vehicles that are introduced in the local market, exported and imported and their operations pursuant to their obligations in the article no 8 and submit the report to the Ministry every year until the end of February.

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Economic Operator

Producers, distributors and importers of vehicles and their parts and components.

  1. Insurance Companies

Insurance Companies;

  • are responsible for delivering vehicles which are beyond economic repair and paid by the insurance company to vehicle owner as total loss replaced waste to licensed temporary storage sites or licensed waste treatment facilities,
  • In the event of total vehicle loss, delivering the vehicle promptly to licensed temporary storage sites or licensed waste treatment facilities if there is any dispute on the appraised value,
  • Reporting vehicles that are unregistered due to total loss using the form in Annex 3 to the ministry,
  • Delivering parts replaced during repair to licensed temporary storage sites or licensed waste treatment facilities in accordance with the damage repair report prepared by insurance appraisers authorized pursuant to the Insurance Law no 5684 dated 03/06/2007,

Insurance Companies Damaged Vehicle Storage Sites;

  • Ensure impermeable surfaces for the ground in accordance with the article 12 of this directive,
  • No dismantling, shredding and shearing is performed in these sites,
  • If damaged vehicles and parts are washed here, an indoor washing area is created,
  • Rainwater and waste water are collected through grated drains in an oil retainer,
  • The storage site is enclosed with a wall at a height of 1.5 m; damaged cars are covered with canvas,
  • A Certificate of Compliance given by the Environment and Urbanization offices proves that the above requirements are met.

 

 

 

2.      Waste Management

General principles of waste management are listed as following:

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  • Clean technologies by which natural resources are used as minimum as possible should be developed and used,
  • Products should be designed and marketed in a way to cause minimum harm to humans and the environment during their production, use, recycling or disposal.
  • With the technologies focused on more durable, reusable and recyclable products and with a more environmentally friendly design approach, waste generation and the amount of hazardous materials in waste should be prevented and reduced.
  1. When waste generation cannot be avoided; waste should be reused, recycled and recovered with treatment methods to obtain secondary raw materials, used as an energy source or disposed.
  2. The use of recycled, recovered products are encouraged to reduce the use of natural sources and energy are encouraged.
  3. Methods and procedures that does not cause any risk for water, air, soil, vegetation, animals and humans and does not lead to any disturbance due to noise, vibration and unpleasant smell, prevents negative impact on the natural environment and human health should be used when collecting and sorting waste at source, during temporary storage, transport and processing of waste.
  4. Each type of waste should be classified, sorted at source and collected without being mixed with other types.
  5. Waste may not be collected and sorted in methods that are not determined by the Ministry.
  6. License to transport waste is necessary for the vehicles that transport the waste types that require licensing pursuant to the law. Except for end of life vehicles, waste which do not require a transport license should be transported in closed body vehicles that do not pollute the environment with unwanted smells, dust, leakages and similar factors.
  7. Waste may not be collected, sold, recovered and/or disposed, mixed with other materials and fuels by third parties other than facilities that are licensed or permitted by the ministry and/or local environment offices, authorized waste generators, licensed waste transporters/licensed waste collectors.
  8. Waste should be transported to the most convenient facility that is closest to the location where the waste is generated and treated with suitable methods and technologies.
  9. Waste should never be directly mixed with other materials or waste or diluted except for chemical and biological pre-treatment processes.
  10. Temporary storage site of waste should be within the boundaries of the facility where the waste is generated.
  11. People, organizations and institutions that are involved in waste generation and management are responsible for taking measures to prevent waste from causing damage to the environment and human health at every stage of waste management.
  12. Real and legal persons who are assigned to prepare waste management plans pursuant to this regulation and other applicable regulations are responsible for preparing waste management plans and having them approved.
  13. Waste may not be disposed in soil, sea, lakes, rivers and similar environment, directly dumped and stored in landfills.
  14. They are responsible for collecting, transporting, providing temporary and interim storage, recycling, reusing and disposal of hazardous waste due to the damage and pollution of hazardous waste causes on the environment. Responsible parties will be liable for compensation for damages caused as a result of the above activities. Any expense made by the government agencies and public bodies due to the reason the parties responsible for waste management do not take necessary measures to prevent, eliminate and reduce environmental hazards or such measures are taken directly by competent authorities will be reimbursed by those who are responsible from waste management pursuant to the provisions of the Law no 6183 on the Procedure for the Collection of Public Receivables dated 21/07/1953.
  • Waste is not directly disposed in the sewage system or released in the air, incinerated at low temperatures or mixed with other waste.
  • Waste may not be transferred from one interim storage site to another interim storage site. Waste delivered to an interim storage facility is transferred to a pre-treatment, recovery and/or disposal facility in predefined times.
  • Pre-treatment, recovery and/or disposal facilities with an environmental permit and license except for interim storage and collection-sorting facilities may not send the waste they accept to another facility before performing any treatment without the approval of the Ministry.
  • For providing training to their relevant staff in order to reduce the negative effects of products and waste from production to disposal and ensure safe management, creating awareness in the society, conducting social responsibility projects and environmental training projects to create and improve awareness on waste management, organizing publications and broadcast in the media or contributing to the activities made for this purpose,
  • Government departments and public bodies should send any waste they generate during their operations to the facilities that have environmental permit and license.

 

  1. General Responsibilities

Recycling companies are responsible for waste management pursuant to the applicable regulations;

  • As a general principle the licensed company for ELV/waste management is responsible for obtaining the permits-licenses-documents-certificates required for the ELV/Hazardous-Non Hazardous waste management, for obtaining liability insurances, for obtaining management certificates, meeting the requirements of occupational health and safety, developing and having the Waste Management Plan approved, entering waste date in the online system of the ministry, delivering of the waste to licensed recycling/disposal facilities and drafting compulsory reports,
  • for providing training to their relevant staff in order to reduce the negative effects of products and waste from production to disposal processes and ensure safe management, creating awareness in the society, conducting social responsibility projects and environmental training projects to create and improve awareness on waste management, organizing publications and broadcast in the media or contributing to the activities made for this purpose,
  • People, organizations and institutions that are involved in waste generation (waste producer/waste owner) and management are responsible for taking measures to prevent waste from causing damage to the environment and human health at every stage of waste management. They are responsible for collecting, transporting, providing temporary and interim storage, recycling, reusing and disposal of hazardous waste due to the damage and pollution of hazardous waste causes on the environment.
  • and for tracking, checking the entire work flow and reporting it to relevant parties.
  1. Extended Producer Responsibility

Starting from the design of products, necessary measures are taken by the producer to support reducing negative effects of products on the environment, prevention of waste, reuse of waste, safe recycling or recovery of waste. Extended Producer Responsibility includes electrical and electronic items, packaging, vehicle, and battery products.

The producer and/or distributor of these products;

  • manages the products that are returned to the producer and /or accepted as end of life waste and covers the corresponding costs.
  • fulfills these requirements by using one or several methods defined by the Ministry.
  1. meets the collection, reuse, recycling or recovery goals.