Welcome to the Vehicle Recyclers Association

the trade body for vehicle recycling professionals

Spare Parts

The use of second hand vehicle parts is as old as the motor car itself, and is probably the single greatest success story in the reuse/ recycling of any consumer product. Apart from saving you money & creating employment in the UK, it has enormous environmental benefits.

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Sell or Scrap a Vehicle

Selling your vehicle to someone advertising in a local newspaper or on the Internet, especially if they have no premises & operate with just a mobile number, is fraught with risk. Chances are they are illegal. To avoid fines for speeding, parking or tax offences, only use VRA members.

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Buy a Damaged Vehicle

Buying salvage can be a great way to save money, & get the vehicle you want for a fraction of forecourt prices. But to make the most of it you need to understand exactly what you’re doing; in particular, what to avoid.

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About the VRA

VRA represents the interests of members to Government, other industry sectors & consumers. It provides advice & guidance to members, and encourages professionalism in order to give confidence to ‘consumers’ that its members are operating legally & that they meet certain standards

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Welcome to the VEHICLE RECYCLERS' ASSOCIATION, the trade body for vehicle recycling professionals

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Representing the interests of vehicle recycling professionals since 1943

The Vehicle Recyclers' Association (formerly known as the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers' Association - MVDA) was formed in 1943, and has been representing the interests of UK vehicle recyclers ever since.  Our members, many of which are older than the Association itself, are spread throughout the UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - and were quietly going about their business of recycling motor vehicles long before the term 'circular economy' became trendy.

Latest News



    The 2023 AGM of the Vehicle Recyclers' Association will take place by ‘virtual meeting’ via Zoom on Friday 22nd December 2023. There will be no physical meeting this year (but there will be in 2024). An invitation to attend the AGM will be circulated to members in advance of the meeting, together with appropriate AGM paperwork. Please note the following points...

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    Just wanted to remind you that the consultation on the European Commission’s proposed regulation on ELVs is due to close on 4th December – so just a couple of weeks away now. So, if you want to respond, you can do so yourself anonymously if you prefer, in general or specific terms. In fact, someone from the UK has done just that recently (quite amusingly). Or you can feed your comments back to....

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    All VRA members, advertisers & contributors should, by now, have received their hard copy of the latest edition of the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association magazine 'Vehicle Recycling'. Recycler members will also have received a free copy of the VRA Continuing Competence Revision Guide for ATFs & Metal Recyclers. An electronic version of magazine (low res) can now be accessed for a limited time via the following LINK....

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