Дейност с излезли от употреба превозни средства (ИУМПС) End-of-life vehicles

End-of-life vehicles (ELVs)

Nord Holding buys end-of-life vehicles, provides the documents needed to withdraw the vehicles from the Traffic Police register, and organizes their subsequent recycling.
We buy any type of vehicle: motorcycles, tractors, trailers, buses, cars and trucks, because we believe that all ELVs, even accident damaged ones, have a positive economic value.

Terms and conditions of buying ELVs

  • An obligatory requirement for buying an ELV is that the client must be either the owner or a person who is legally authorized to dispose of it (for example, by a notarized power of attorney or a certificate of inheritance).
  • Upon handing over the ELV, the customer must present copies of his ID card and the car registration certificate.
    If the person handing over the vehicle is different from the owner specified in the registration certificate, a document authorizing the former to perform the sale is also required.



ELVs whose vehicle identification number is forged, deleted or damaged will not be accepted.

ELVs that have not been imported in accordance with the law
or have been declared stolen shall not be bought until the vehicle ownership has been established.

The price is calculated based on the vehicle’s weight measured
and the market prices of ferrous metal scrap and non-ferrous metal scrap for the period.

Buying process

The handover of ELVs must take place only at Authorized Treatment (AT) sites holding a permit from the respective regional environmental inspectorate to accept waste classified under code 16 01 04 * designated as “End-of-life vehicles”, or under code 16 01 06 designated as “End-of-life vehicles, containing neither liquids nor other hazardous components” as per Ordinance № 2 of 2014 on the classification of waste.

The buying process goes through the following steps:

    Communicate with the customer to prepare an indicative offer for the purchase of the vehicle.
    To this end, the customer needs to provide information about the car’s make, model, and year of first registration.
    Either Nord Holding arranges to transport the vehicle to a site authorized to accept it, or the customer transports the vehicle to the site on their own.
    In the first scenario, a specialized roadside assistance vehicle with two people (the driver and a general worker) is sent to pick up the ELV and transport it to the site.
    Upon acceptance at the site or pick-up at the customer’s location, a visual inspection of the ELV is performed in the presence of the owner or a person authorized by them to verify that the main components of the ELV such as the chassis, engine, and identification number are in place.
    The customer provides copies of the following documents: the car’s registration certificate, his/her ID card, and, if they are not the owner specified on the ELV registration certificate, a copy of a document certifying their right to dispose of the ELV.
    The customer receives a final offer for the vehicle’s value which has been determined based on inspecting the ELV, measuring it on a car scale, and applying the handover day rate to the respective weight.
    Upon accepting the final offer, the customer is provided with a deregistration certificate.
    This document and the car’s registration plates need to be taken to the Traffic Police so that the ELV can be withdrawn from the car register.
    Deregistration exempts the owner from tax liabilities to the state for the respective vehicle.

What may happen if the above steps are not taken?

If the vehicle is inoperable or appears to be in a disused state, but the owner does not want to part with it or has been postponing this decision, it may be treated as an abandoned vehicle subject to removal by the municipality.

This can happen if the car has been parked on state or municipal land,
for example in front of an apartment building.

Municipalities apply the following procedure with regard to vehicles abandoned on public land: the mayor appoints a commission
to notify owners of their obligation to move the respective vehicles within a given period of time by placing warning stickers on them.

If the owner does not take action, they are made subject to a fine, and the vehicle is towed to an ELV
storage site. The owner may reclaim it within a certain period of time by paying a release fee.

If no action is taken prior to the expiration of the new period, the ELV is dismantled.


Important information

An owner of an end-of-life vehicle is a potential polluter unless they hand the vehicle over
to an authorized ELV collection and dismantling site.

If they fail to do so, the “polluter pays” principle applies, which stipulates that those who pollute the environment by generating
or contributing to the generation of hazardous waste, i.e. the holders of said waste, must cover the full costs of waste treatment and
management so as to ensure a high level of protection of the environment and human health.

Activities following the handover of ELVs

Дейности след приемане на ИУМПС End-of-life vehicles

Bought ELVs are dismantled in dismantling centers which
have the necessary equipment and permits.

The dismantling process is performed in accordance with methodology approved by the Minister of Environment and Waters, which ensures safe operation, non-pollution of the environment, and achieving the highest possible recycling rate.

The disassembling process follows the steps outlined below:

The ELV consists of about:

End-of-life vehicles  pie chart
End-of-life vehicles  diagram

Dismantling performed with precision and following clearly outlined steps allows for the reuse and recycling of the specific components to the greatest possible extent.

The current recycling rate of the various types of vehicles, which is calculated against the respective ELV weight, is between 86 and 96%, while their recovery rate is 96%.

The effective and sustainable separate collection and treatment of ELVs as well as the recycling and / or recovery of ELV waste is essential so that Bulgaria can minimize the impact of waste on the environment and improve nature conservation, contributing to a better quality of life.

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Upon accepting an ELV, we provide a certificate of deregistration to be presented at the Traffic Police.