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MVDA to publish industry handbook

MVDA directory
MVDA's new handbook looks to be a useful guide for the industry.
The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association has been busy recently with something other than keeping track of what government departments or the Environment Agency are up to. They’ve put together an auto recycler’s handbook and directory to help all those in and associated with the trade.


The book is split into two parts, the handbook which covers all sorts of useful information for the auto recycler and a directory of members and the services they offer.

The handbook will include many areas that affect the auto recycler such as:
  • Depollution: what is it and why is it necessary?
  • What licenses you need in order to operate legally as a car dismantler?
  • What is an illegal car breaker?
  • What is a waste vehicle?
  • Scrap metal dealer registration: what, when and why?
  • Certificates of destruction (cod): frequently asked questions
  • Export of vehicles, ELVs and salvage
  • Export of 2nd hand vehicle parts
  • Accurately describing the condition of used parts
  • Motor salvage
  • ELV directive
  • Recycling targets
The directory will include both county and alphabetical listings of all MVDA members plus many subsections to list those specialising in particular makes, operating salvage auctions and other services.

In this day of the internet where it’s easy to suffer from information overload, it should be very handy to have all this information in one place on your desk!

The handbook is to be launched at CARS and will be available to all those involved or associated with auto recycling, so make sure you get a copy while you’re there. It’s also a great opportunity to talk to the association about their work and how, by all working together, we can assure a good future for us all.

If you’re a member, then don’t forget that the MVDA will be holding their annual general meeting during CARS, so if you’re up at the show, make sure you go along and have your say - sorry, it’s members only.

If you want to find out more about the association, then visit the MVDA website here.

June 2016

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