Member Benefits

The Automotive Recyclers Association and the Vermont Auto 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.

VARA Benefits

Joining the Vermont Auto Recyclers Association is an important decision for a salvage yard in a small state like Vermont. With a comparatively small number of salvage yards in Vermont, becoming an active member of VARA allows salvage yards to exert some influence on what happens in the state regarding both regulations and legislation. Comprising of a large percentage of salvage yards in Vermont, VARA has the representation needed to be heard in the issues affecting automotive recycling. VARA offers opportunities for active members participation and leadership development through the Board of Directors.

As a new association, we have so far focused all of our efforts on the development of productive regulations in association with the recent Act 93. In the future, we plan to develop local business partner relationships in order to offer more material benefits to our members.

For anyone seeking to join VARA, please click here or visit the Store section of our website

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. Tools 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.  For more information on joining ARA, please click here or visit the Store section of this website.