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



    The latest edition of Vehicle Recyclers’ Association magazine Vehicle Recycling can now be accessed for a limited time via the following link. Due to the size of the file we are not able to e-mail an enclosed copy to you directly but if you experience problems accessing the file, please contact us and we will find an alternative means (such as a WeTransfer file transfer). Printed hard copies have already been sent to all VRA members, advertisers, contributors & colleagues that requested them, but if you would like extra copies or haven’t received yours, please reply to this e-mail. We hope you enjoy the magazine (or at least find it useful/ interesting).

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    The VRA AGM-conference is now less than 2 weeks away, so if you haven't booked in yet - be quick as there are now only limited spaces still available. Please see the enclosed pdf for up to date details of the event. Please note the following: 1. If there are any errors &/or inaccuracies, please let me know ASAP; 2.If your name/ details are not on the enclosed list we don't have a reservation for you; 3. You will be invoiced for attendance AFTER the event on the basis of the enclosed bookings (we will endeavour to resell any cancellations for you). If you have any specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, allergies etc.) please let us know ASAP. Thank you

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    ENERGY BILL RELIEF SCHEME: GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT. 21st September 2022. The new government scheme will see energy prices for non-domestic energy customers such as businesses, charities and public sector organisations cut – protecting them from rising energy costs; The government's work with suppliers will reduce wholesale energy costs – and the significant rises in bills that businesses have seen; This support is in addition to the Energy Price Guarantee for households, with further measures today to strengthen support for families across the United Kingdom, including those in rentals or park homes.

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