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.

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    The below & enclosed attachments have recently been received from Defra. Please reply to Defra, NOT VRA. If you need any help completing the forms/ making your submission, please contact the VRA office. End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) – 2022 Target Reporting. As an owner/operator of an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) you are required to report your ELV recycling target performance under the End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 (as amended). Our records indicate that your facility is not part of the vehicle manufacturer collection system and that you treated vehicles in 2022. As such, you are required to...

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    REMEMBER - ATTENDENCE IS COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE FOR EVERYONE. DATE: Wednesday 24th May 09:30 – 17:00; Thursday 25th May 09:30 – 16:30. LOCATION Halls 1 & 2, National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8 2LZ. CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: The up to date conference programme details can be found HERE: https://www.carsmre.com/cars-mre-2023 OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATION: VRA is NOT booking hotel rooms for members this year. If you're planning to stay overnight, there is a range of hotel accommodation available details of which can be found HERE: https://www.carsmre.com/about/visitor-info-travel...

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    All VRA members should, by now, have received their hard copy of the latest edition of the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association magazine 'Vehicle Recycling'. An electronic version of magazine (low res) can now be accessed by members for a limited time via the following link. Due to the size of the file we are not able to e-mail an enclosed copy to you directly but if you experience problems accessing the file, please contact us and we will find an alternative means (such as a WeTransfer file transfer). Printed hard copies have already been sent to all VRA members, advertisers, contributors & colleagues that requested them, but if you would like extra copies or haven’t...

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