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

  • GRADING OF MOTORCYCLE PARTS – EXTENDING THE VRA STANDARD

    16/06/2021

    The current version of the VRA Standard focuses on car & light commercial vehicle parts. However, VRA has quite a few members that recycle motorbikes & there is a very healthy trade in reclaimed motorbike parts, including on ebay. So, we are considering extending the Standard to also accommodate motorbike parts, if that is necessary and appropriate. Our current understanding is that most, if not all, of the Standard document itself will probably remain the same, but the main differences will be in the parts grading annex. We are not writing a completely new Standard, but will simply ‘bolt-on’ a motorbike part grading annex. The purpose of this e-mail is to understand whether or not this is necessary. We need members help to get this underway.

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  • ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TCM AT PERMITTED SITES

    14/06/2021

    The EA has launched a formal on-line consultation on attendance requirements for technically competent managers. It's not clear why the consultation is being run, as no evidence has been presented on how the current TCM arrangements are working (or not), any shortcomings or to justify a change to the current arrangements. And if the EAs past performance is anything to go by, it won't make any difference whatsoever. However, members are welcome to share their views with the EA. The consultation runs until 9th August. The consultation is available on the Environment Agency’s online consultation hub at:

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  • ONE MILLION CARS SCRAPPED EACH YEAR: WHAT DOES BRITAIN EXPECT FROM A VEHICLE RECYCLER?

    02/06/2021

    Over one million cars are scrapped in Britain every year, so what do people take into consideration before recycling their vehicle and how much do individuals know about what happens to their vehicles? EMR’s End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Manager, Steve Thomas, discusses what a recent online survey, carried out by EMR and YouGov, tells us about vehicle recycling habits in Britain.

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