BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
For less than £10/ week you can have these benefits all year round
staff are ‘at the end of the phone’ to assist you with any queries you might
have about legislation, permitting, Health & Safety, recycling targets,
technical competence, consumer protection, illegal operators, training etc. 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
Site Insurance Schemes
provide advice & assistance in both obtaining insurance & reducing the
costs through minimisation of risks.
MVDA has a long-term relationship with Ingrams Hawkins & Nock, who in conjunction with a number of major insuers, specialize in providing cover for vehicle dismantlers, salvage agents & metal recyclers.
to you, by e-mail or on paper, every quarter and giving you the latest
information about the Industry, legislation, new equipment, and much more. Back copies archived in the ‘members’ section
of the website
to you by e-mail on a daily basis, this provides you with regular updates on key issues relevant to your business, including information about the Industry, legislation, training, new equipment, new technology and much more.
Advertise your business on the MVDA website - FREE
Your company & contact details
listed on the MVDA website with details of the services you offer to customers, & a hyperlink to your own website.
And exposure through MVDA social media - Facebook & Blog. This service is 'free of charge' to all members
Advertise your 'breakers' on the MVDA Website - FREE
List in the 'spare parts' section of the website all of the vehicles you are currently dismantling for spare parts. There are sections for off-the-shelf parts & for 'DIY-pick a part' parts. Members can upload their own data or your parts system may be able to do it automatically for you. This service is 'free of charge' to all members & the list can be updated by yourself at any time.
Advertise your 'salvage' on the MVDA Website - FREE
in the 'salvage' section of the website all of the vehicles you currently have for sale on your site or at auction. There are sections for members to upload their own data or your salvage system may be able to automatically upload the information for you. This service is
'free of charge' to all members.
Representing Your Interests to UK & EU Governments
MVDA is the means by which information flows to and from Government, both UK and
European. We are the means by which our members are warned of new legislation or
changes to existing legislation; and the means by which we let Government know
the practical implications of these changes to our members and the industry as
a whole. MVDA represents
professional businesses that recognise their responsibilities. We will not try to defend the indefensible,
but we work hard to ensure that our member’s interests are protected
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
Industry Training Schemes
Take part in the annual AGM, seminar & social event
about & access to training schemes for vehicle recyclers, including
Technical Competence, Health & Safety, Airbags, Air-con, Part Worn Tyres, Fuel
Meet with other like-minded vehicle recyclers at the annual vehicle recyclers event. See up to date presentations from relevant orgsnisations & relax over a meal & drink with your colleagues
Recent MVDA milestones
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
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
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
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.