Are you interested in learning more about the Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association (VARA)? Would you like to receive news and information about the professional automotive recycling industry and broader automotive sector? Please sign up today and receive future updates from VARA as well as gain access to additional information on our website.

If you are interested in joining as a Direct or Associate Member of the Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association, please download and fill out our Membership Application.

VARA Member Benefits

The Automotive Recyclers Association and the Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association are deeply committed to meeting the needs of the membership and elevating the professional automotive recycling industry. We welcome you to take a few minutes and read more about what great benefits these memberships have to offer you.

Benefits include:

  • Legislative and regulatory representation before the Virginia General Assembly and appropriate state agencies
  • Quarterly newsletters and other informational updates covering industry developments and governmental regulations
  • Sponsored group insurance program
  • Assistance with compliance requirements and referrals on providers of other services
  • Discounted entry to our Annual Meeting and Trade Show
  • Networking opportunities
  • 6-Month free trial Access to Virginia Auto Parts Network through Car-Part to any new member who has not already subscribed to Car-Part

ARA Member Benefits

Established in 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is the only international trade association representing an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of automotive parts, and the safe disposal of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA is dedicated to protecting and promoting the professional automotive recycling industry, and to helping our members grow their businesses by protecting interests, expanding opportunities, and working to increase profitability.

ARA offers a number of tools to help translate potential into performance, such as an exclusive online marketplace with discounted business service providers, the industry-recognized Certified Automotive Recycler (CAR) and Gold Seal programs, industry networking opportunities, and timely newsletters that include up-to-date industry news, trends, leader profiles, and other topical items. Many of these benefits are passed on to affiliated chapters of ARA for excusive use by their membership.

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Our Mission

The Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association is an organization created to be a voice and resource for auto recyclers in Virginia. Our members come from all over the state and represent a range of salvage yards big and small. Our goal is to develop Virginia as a productive place to recycle automobiles all while protecting its valuable natural resources.