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.

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    The BEIS Secretary of State has commissioned a review on the government’s approach to deliver its net zero target, part of which involves a call for evidence across a wide range of stakeholders to gather their views on how government can better maximise net zero growth opportunities and what challenges may need addressing throughout the review. You may have already received the call for evidence through other channels, but if not, here is the link if you would like to participate: Review of Net Zero: call for evidence - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). There is an option to fill out the survey or to respond directly to the Net Zero team at netzeroreview@beis.gov.uk. As this is an open call, please do feel free to forward on to anyone who may have an interest.

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    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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