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.

find out more about spare parts

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.

find out more about selling

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.

find out more about salvage

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

find out more about VRA

Videos

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

Become a Member

Z.jpg

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

  • DEFRA CIRCULAR ECONOMY LETTER - NEW RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS

    03/08/2020

    On Friday VRA received this communication, about the Circular Economy Package, from DEFRA and new record-keeping requirements for products derived from hazardous waste. VRA has not been consulted about these changes. You will see the VRA response below in italics. The implications of these changes for vehicle recyclers is not clear, & we have....

    Read More
  • VEHICLE RECYCLING ISSUE 10 - 2ND QUARTER (JUNE) 2020

    29/07/2020

    Issue 10 (Q2 2020) of the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association quarterly magazine ‘Vehicle Recycling’ can now be accessed for a limited time via the following link. We hope you enjoy it (or at least find it useful/ interesting). As previously discussed, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this edition has been considerably delayed and is NOT being produced...

    Read More
  • TACKLING THE HIDDEN ECONOMY – PUBLIC SECTOR LICENSING

    22/07/2020

    Earlier this year government announced at Budget 2020 that it would legislate in the Finance Bill 2020-21 to introduce a tax check linked to the following licence processes in England and Wales from April 2022: Taxi driver licences; private hire vehicle driver licences; Private hire vehicle operator licences; Scrap Metal dealer licences.

    Read More