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



    We have recently been contacted by the European Commission about proposals for updating the ELV Directive. It is likely that the UK will stay aligned (more or less) with the EU on this, so it is of relevance to UK recyclers. The message is as follows: We would like to inform you that the European Commission has launched an open public consultation on the review of the Directive on the end-of-life vehicles. You are kindly invited to contribute to the consultation process by filling in the questionnaire which will be open for 14 weeks by 26th of October (midnight). We would like to draw your attention that currently the questionnaire is available in English language. Translations into the other EU languages will be uploaded as soon as possible within the upcoming weeks. Your contribution will be very important for the upcoming steps in reviewing the EU rules on the ELVs. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to participate in the consultation process and to share this information with your counterparts.

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    VRA will be publishing a review of the first year of our certification programme at this years’ CARS show & making it freely available to all attendees & interested parties. The magazine, available both as hard-copy & pdf, will be the largest & most widely distributed VRA publication to date – already approaching 120 pages. It will be made available to all ABP Club members & other trade associations, insurers, sent to all UK ATFs with an on-line presence, plus those in Government with ELV & circular economy responsibilities. The planning of magazine content is now well advanced but there is still room for further contributions. To date we have contributions from Aviva, e2e, Hills/ GPS, Synetiq, Silverlake, ebay, Chris Daglis, ABP Club, AW Group (bodyshop), CarBreaker.info & the auditors Interface-NRM. We are now looking for 2 things:

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    To coincide with CARS2021 in September and the 1st year anniversary of the launch of VRA Certification in June, VRA is planning to produce a one-off glossy magazine to highlight the scheme, it's aims & those businesses/ individuals/ organisations that have supported/ adopted it. There are currently 92 Certified Recyclers - an amazing achievement for all. VRA is inviting all VRA members to contribute an article, comments, photos or an advert to the magazine. We are interested in sharing the views of small and large recyclers, generalists and specialists, recyclers, insurers, bodyshops and other interested parties. The magazine will be produced on a larger scale than previous VRA magazines & will be freely available to everyone at CARS2021. The deadline for...

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