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

  • GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES LONG OVERDUE CONSULTATIONS ON TACKLING WASTE CRIME

    21/01/2022

    DEFRA has this morning launched 2 long overdue consultations designed to tackle waste crime (let's hope that the exemption changes follow shortly....!!). You can find details below & enclosed. These consultations relate to: 1. the waste carrier/ dealer/ broker system - moving towards a permitting system (rather than the current registration); 2. mandatory electronic waste tracking. We realise, that on their own, these won't .....

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  • RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF ‘RED’ DIESEL FROM 1 APRIL 2022

    18/01/2022

    From this date, it will no longer be legal to use red diesel for non-road mobile machinery such as cranes & forklift trucks or to power mobile generators. Businesses should prepare for the change by running down stocks of red diesel in storage tanks. Red diesel is subject to less fuel duty than normal (white) road fuel diesel & contains red dye and other chemical markers to indicate that it is rebated diesel. The red marker allows HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to check whether red diesel is being used illegally.

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  • WARNING - SALE & TRANSPORT OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

    14/01/2022

    We’ve recently been contacted as a result of concerns about the sale & transport of 2nd hand lithium ion traction batteries, especially those that are damaged. This came about because of damaged items being offered for sale on ebay. Because of their fire risk, all lithium ion batteries are classed as ‘dangerous goods’ and there is worldwide legislation about their transport. In Europe this legislation is known as.....

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