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

  • E-CAR RECYCLING - WHEN DOES IT START? SEDA PRESS RELEASE NOV 2020

    24/11/2020

    If the announcements of the European car manufacturers are to be believed, half of all new cars will be e-vehicles by 2025 at the latest. This change of direction is politically supported and can no longer be stopped. At the end of the chain, the recycling industry must now find ways to ensure that electric cars are also optimally recycled. Since the number of end-of-life electric vehicles or electric accident vehicles is currently still....

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  • HSE CONDUCTING COVID19 SPOT CHECKS

    16/11/2020

    HSE is carrying out spot checks by calling and visiting workplaces, often unannounced, putting employers on the spot to make sure they are following government guidelines on being COVID-secure. Officers that visit premises will be carrying identification from their business and a letter of authorisation from HSE. If you wish to verify who it is calling you or the officer at your door is working for HSE, please call 0300 790 6896.

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  • NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 2020

    15/11/2020

    The AGM of the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association (VRA) will take place on Tuesday 15th December Commencing at 10.00 am. This year, due to COVID19, the AGM will be conducted ‘ON-LINE’ via ZOOM. A link inviting all members & accompanying documentation will be sent out shortly. Please note that this is a ‘NON-VOTING year’ in terms of Committee Members.

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