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



    As you will no doubt be aware, from 1st January 2021, new rules apply to the export of goods from the UK. This applies not just to goods to & from the EU, but everywhere else too. This is because prior to 01/01/2021 the UK was part of the EU which meant that goods leaving/entering the UK were exported/ imported from/ to the EU. Now they are not, as the UK is outside the EU. The need to avoid undermining the Northern Ireland Protocol and the introduction of ‘hard border’ between Northern Ireland & The Republic means that shipments to/ from NI also have to be handled differently.

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    Early feedback from a VRA member about ebay Managed Payments (EMP) hasn't been particularly positive & should sound a warning to other members. This isn't great timing, the introduction of a new payment system at a time when parts orders could see a significant further uplift. As yet, we're not aware of how widespread the use of EMP is within the vehicle recycling sector or what/ how many issues recyclers have encountered, but please - if you experience problems with EMPs, or you love the system, let us know.

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    Next week on Thursday 21st January at 1.30 – 20pm ebay is holding a 30 min Zoom webinar to introduce its new Managed Payments system for sellers. This is a mandatory requirement for all recyclers selling through the new B2B portal. No other payment system will be used. All recyclers that want to sell their parts via the B2B portal will need to have this in place by mid-February. A representative from ebay’s payment team will talk you through what’s needed and how to get started (if you haven’t already).

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