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

  • PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM THE FALLOUT OF A CYBER ATTACK

    22/02/2021

    ** The recently reported cyber attack on the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) should have rung alarm bells for everyone that doesn't take this as a serious issue** As the salvage and dismantling industry becomes more and more reliant on computers and many spend thousands of pounds on bespoke systems to sell parts and purchase vehicles, it is important to protect yourself from cyber threats. In this industry, the threat and repercussions of a cyber-attack aren’t properly considered. If you transact sales online, what would happen to your business if you couldn’t use your system for a number of days?

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  • COST OF ELV TREATMENT IN THE UK - DATA FOR THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    19/02/2021

    As part of the ELV Directive review, the European Commission (EC) has asked EGARA (the European vehicle recyclers Association) for updated estimates of the costs of ELV treatment in each member state. At the moment, the only party to provide data has been the vehicle manufacturers, who say that there is so much value in an ELV that they have no financial responsibility. This may be true, at the moment.....

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  • MEETING REMINDER - EBAY B2B GREEN PARTS PORTAL – UPDATE

    17/02/2021

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN, WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE’RE GOING. THURSDAY 18/02/2021. 13.30 -14.00. ZOOM. Agenda: ** Project status & experience to date, volumes, moving forward etc. ** Managed payments migration. ** Parts grading – dealing with ungraded parts on existing listings & grading on new listings. ** THE AVIVA GREEN PARTS TRIAL IS NOW LIVE & RAMPING UP. DO NOT MISS THIS! **

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