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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    Thursday 10th October; The Lichfield Suite, The Belfry. Bookings are now being taken for the 2024 VRA Conference. Due to exceptionally high demand, VRA has secured all of the remaining hotel bedrooms for the night of Thursday 10th October. Unfortunately, there are no rooms available at The Belfry for the night before (but see note at the bottom of this page for alternative). Please see the conference booking options available below. Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment (non-refundable) which can be made by BACS to the VRA bank account. To make a reservation, please e-mail Sally in Accounts (accounts@vrauk.org) with your requirements & don’t forget to include a phone number that she can use to call you back. Rooms will be allocated strictly on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, upon receipt of payment.

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    VRA has been representing the UK automotive recycling industry for over 80 years. The association provides advice and guidance, encourages professionalism and confidence and liaises with government, regulators and other industry sectors for the benefit of VRA members. Now is your opportunity to connect with the key decision makers in the industry, to increase your company exposure, generate leads and inquiries, remain a step ahead of your competition and maximise your opportunities by sponsoring the event as a Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Meal and refreshment sponsors

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