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Benefits of Membership

For just over £1 per day you can have the following benefits all year round

MVDA membership is open to companies of all sizes, from owner-operators to national multi-site & international businesses: 

  • Vehicle dismantlers, salvage agents, metal recyclers
    Companies associated with the industry (auction houses, recovery operators, body shops, equipment suppliers, service providers etc.)

MVDA members must comply with Association requirements including the Code of Practice and have all legal requirements in place.

To join the MVDA, download the membership application form and fill in as much detail as you can.  All of the information you provide to us is treated and confidential and none is passed on to any 3rd party.  If you need a paper copy of the application form sent to you contact the office. Please feel free to contact the office if you need any assistance.  We are here to help.

Members Only Insurance Scheme

Members report savings of thousands of pounds in premiums and also receiving valuable advice on improving working practices and business efficiency

Free Telephone Advice Service

Decades of experience in the metals and dismantling industries at your fingertips!  MVDA staff are widely respected for their knowledge of relevant legislation by recyclers & government alike.  If we can't immediately answer your question, we will know someone who can!

UK Government Representation

MVDA  is the route by which UK Government hears the views of members, and is the body to which Government turns when in need of answers. As a result of being consulted by Government departments such as the BIS, DEFRA, DVLA, DFT, EA/ SEPA and the Home Office, MVDA has been able to present a practical focus to the legislators concerns.  MVDA represent professional businesses, who recognise their responsibilities, & will not try to defend the indefensible.  But we work hard to ensure that our members interests are protected

European Representation

The major legislative changes that affect our businesses today are the result of European Directives and through the MVDA’s membership of EGARA (European Group of Automotive Recycling Associations) we are able to provide input both at the European Commission level and at European Parliament level.  This input is vital to both the future of our industry & your business

Representation on MVDA Website

Add your voice to the growing number of professional vehicle recyclers, & get your business noticed at the forefront of the industry

Access to the ‘Members-Only’ Section of the MVDA Website

This contains Technical Advice to members,  copies of recent MVDA presentations & consultation responses etc.

Industry Training Schemes

Information about & access to training schemes for vehicle recyclers, including Technical Competence, Site Health & Safety, Airbags, Part Worn Tyres, Fuel recovery, Forklift trucks etc.

Quarterly Magazine

Delivered to your door every quarter and giving you the latest information about the Industry, Legislation, New Equipment on the market, and much more. Back copies available as pdf in ‘members-only’ section


The right to use the MVDA logo, giving your customers the assurance that they are dealing with a reputable company backed up by a National Association that has a published Code of Conduct.

Recent MVDA milestones

Drained oil filters

Following a study conducted by the MVDA on the oil content of drained and crushed oil filters, the Environment Agency agreed that they would no longer be treated as hazardous waste and could be disposed of in the car shell

consignment charge for ELVs

MVDA successfully convinced the Environment Agency that compliance with the requirement to use consignment notes for undepolluted ELVs would be much higher if the £15 charge/ note was removed

Re-use of airbags

MVDA commissioned a highly respected consultant to look objectively at the issues surrounding the reuse of airbags. The resulting report, testing equipment & training course are all now available

Shock Absorbers

Many members complained about the unnecessary destruction of perfectly reusable shock absorbers as a result of depollution. And MVDA agreed; intact shock absorbers represent a negligible pollution risk. So MVDA undertook a detailed study & sent it to Government. And now Government agrees. See the full report in the members section.