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

  • ONE MILLION CARS SCRAPPED EACH YEAR: WHAT DOES BRITAIN EXPECT FROM A VEHICLE RECYCLER?

    02/06/2021

    Over one million cars are scrapped in Britain every year, so what do people take into consideration before recycling their vehicle and how much do individuals know about what happens to their vehicles? EMR’s End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Manager, Steve Thomas, discusses what a recent online survey, carried out by EMR and YouGov, tells us about vehicle recycling habits in Britain.

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  • HOW MANY RECLAIMED PARTS ARE SOLD EACH YEAR IN THE UK?

    01/06/2021

    HOW MANY RECLAIMED PARTS ARE SOLD EACH YEAR IN THE UK? And how much CO2 does this save? This is a question that is frequently asked but no-one really knows. As the trade body for the vehicle recycling industry, shouldn't we be collecting this information & using it to highlight & build the credibility of our members & sector? Should we be putting together an annual of sector performance? With moves towards a circular economy, this is only going to get more important. We realise that some members may not be keen on sharing information about their business, even on a confidential basis..... Let us have your views.

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  • WHAT CAN UK GOVERNMENT DO TO ENCOURAGE MORE PARTS REUSE?

    01/06/2021

    We have recently been contacted by UK Government about how parts reuse can be encouraged and promoted. This is all to do with developing the circular economy, where there should be a much greater emphasis on reuse to prolong a product lifetime. This has huge environmental benefits. VRA, representing the interests of vehicle recyclers & reclaimed parts sellers in the UK is ideally placed to feedback on this. What do you think? Do you have any sensible suggestions? This could range from getting more vehicles directly into the ATF network, better training for used parts sellers, better technical information etc. Remember, this is not...

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