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Complete Auto Recycling Show and Metals Recycling Event 2025 - Part of ESS Expo

We are thrilled to announce that the Complete Auto Recycling Show and Metals Recycling Event is relocating to run alongside the Environmental Services and Solutions Expo (ESS) on the 10-11 September at the NEC Birmingham in 2025.

For years, CARS & MRE has been Europe's leading event for the vehicle recycling, dismantling, and metals recycling sectors. By joining ESS Expo, we're taking this premier event to new heights, offering unparalleled opportunities for our exhibitors and visitors.

This move combines the strengths of two successful events. CARS & MRE has consistently attracted 1,500 professionals, featuring 50+ speakers and 90+ exhibitors from across Europe. Meanwhile, ESS Expo has been developing the UK's best environmental stage, seeing 12,000 visitors and 6,000 companies from 64 countries in 2023.

By joining forces, we're creating a powerhouse event that leverages the best of both worlds, offering an unparalleled platform for the auto recycling, metals recycling, and environmental services sectors.

It’s set to be an unmissable event for anyone working with or selling into the sector in and across Europe. 

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Part of the UK's Largest Environmental Event

Visitor Info

Visitor Info

CARS, MRE and ESS welcome visitors from both the UK and overseas, and the show’s broad programme offers attendees an action packed two days.


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Exhibitor Info

Exhibitor Info

Interested in promoting your products or services to more than a thousand industry professionals? Get in touch!


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Show Features

Show Features

Experience live demonstrations, yard tours, training sessions, full conference programme and much, much more.


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Meet and network with 2,000+ vehicle dismantlers, authorised treatment facilities, vehicle salvage yards, used car spares and parts traders, metal recyclers, scrap metal merchants, scrap metal merchants, ferrous & non-ferrous processors, brokers, transporters and more.

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Don't just take our word for it!

  • CARS is a fundamental event in the UK for the Auto Recycling industry, year on year Green Car has been able to meet face to face with customers, industry leaders and suppliers to discuss current opportunities we can support them with, challenges that they may be facing, whilst being able to showcase our high-quality product range. Each year comes with great success.
    Olivia Hutchins – Managing Director & Co-Founder
    Green Car Depollution Ltd
  • As an established equipment manufacturer in a relatively mature sector CARS gives AutoDrain a great opportunity to talk to our valued customers but it also gives potential new contacts the opportunity to see the equipment (and some of our team!) up close. Well organised, well promoted and well known, CARS is a central part of our UK marketing strategy and delivers measurable returns in both repeat and new business.
    Adrian Pierce