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

  • EA PROPOSES CHANGES TO METAL & ELV STANDARD RULES PERMITS

    27/06/2022

    The Environment Agency (EA) recently launched a public consultation on some proposed changes to ELV & metal standard rules permits. The permits in question are: SR 2008 No. 20 – vehicle depollution and dismantling; SR 2008 No. 21 – metal recycling site; SR 2008 No. 22 – storage of 75kte furnace-ready scrap; SR 2011 No. 2 – metal recycling; SR 2011 No. 3 – vehicle depollution and dismantling; SR 2012 No. 14 – metal recycling and vehicle depollution and dismantling; SR 2015 No. 13 – vehicle depollution and dismantling.....

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  • ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRAINING - RESPONSE NEEDED.

    01/06/2022

    It appears that there is growing demand, from many quarters, for vehicle recyclers to be trained on everything they do, particularly hybrid & electric vehicle handling. VRA (MVDA) has been promoting this for the last 10 years & many members have already been trained. Training is an important issue, for lots of reasons, & I expect pressure for this to continue to grow. I am talking about training to meet basic environmental, H&S and other legal requirements. Sales training is another matter entirely. We (all of us) need to continue to....

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  • ** FOR SALE ** CATALYST DECANNER ** CROW ENVIRONMENTAL ** UNUSED **

    25/05/2022

    Crow Environmental catalyst decanner. Never used. Sold as seen. Offers invited. Contact: Luke Horrocks luke.horrocks@hills-motors.co.uk. Hills Salvage & Recycling, Skelmersdale. https://www.crowenvironmental.co.uk/recycling-solutions/catalytic-convertor-de-canner/ Crow Environmental catalyst decanner. Never used. Sold as seen. Offers invited. Contact: Luke Horrocks luke.horrocks@hills-motors.co.uk. Hills Salvage & Recycling, Skelmersdale.

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